Song of the Week: “Sinners and Their Repentances” – Bob Mould

3 Sep

I am not a Hüsker Dü fan. Friends in high school were constantly raving about their greatness, but I’m apparently too white-bread to grasp the appeal. That said, a recommendation from a classmate led me to purchase Bob Mould’s debut solo album, Workbook. This excursion away from punk into rock (almost folk) singer-songwriter mode produced great results, such as “Wishing Well” and “Lonely Afternoon.” My favorite track from the album is “Sinners and Their Repentances,” stripped down and lyrically compelling. His follow-up album, Black Sheets of Rain, was much heavier than Workbook and didn’t capture my interest. From there, of course, he formed Sugar, which found commercial success in the grunge era.

The link above is to the album version, but in looking for a video I found this wonderful “almost live” version.

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