So far this week the NoisePop festival’s brought us a taste of new St. Vincent and Deerhunter. Now we have the old performed in a new way: Hüsker Dü/Sugar frontman (and, now, Anti- solo artist and DJ) Bob Mould joined No Age onstage to do a rendition of their “Miner” and his classic “New Day Rising.” It took place Sunday at the Bottom of the Hill. I stop by No Age’s blog now and then and remember photos posted in December of Randy Randall taking guitar lessons backstage with Mould (the elder taught the youngster the proper way to do “Could You Be The One”), so the pairing isn’t a surprise. But it is pretty awesome. Look no further than Randall’s ecstatic grin to see the guys were clearly honored:

(Via No Age’s blog)

In case you’re not up on your Hüsker Dü, here’s the 1985 original:

Comments (7)
  1. Matt  |   Posted on Mar 4th, 2009 0

    I had the pleasure of witnessing this in person…it was an awesome moment. I have the feeling that a good portion of the younger folks didn’t know who Bob Mould was, hopefully they were motivated to consult their local library (or record store). Thats not a dig by any means I just think that the No Age fanbase would really enjoy Hüsker Dü, and I hope they are motivated to check em out if they haven’t already…

  2. Not to be nit-picky, but “Could You Be The One” was off of Warehouse, which was around 1987. I know, I’m old.

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