Bob Mould on Letterman

If you’re a younger guy in a band and you want to feel like a worthless chump, you’d do well to watch underground lifer Bob Mould blaze his way through his recent single “The Descent” on last night’s episode of the Late Show With David Letterman. Mould’s been at this forever, but he’s still a ball of brawny energy, and his level of urgency is the sort of thing you don’t see too often anymore. The video is also worth it to watch Dave and Paul Shaffer dickishly riff on the name “Hüsker Dü” or to see Mould’s satisfied I-did-awesome deep breath and his loopy, relieved happiness once it’s all over. Watch it below.

Mould’s new album Silver Age is out now on Merge.

Comments (6)
  1. Paul is correct, that is some goddamn straight up rock n’ roll.

  2. great headline, he smoked that shit

  3. And he does it with a capo.

  4. He looked like he wanted to keep playing.

  5. Yeah buddy!

  6. I kept waiting, but I never saw him “kick ass.” The end was good, but I would not define this as “wrecking shit.”

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