See A Little Light

See A Little Light

The Trail of Rage and Melody

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
Grand Central Pub
The long-awaited, full-force autobiography of American punk music hero, Bob Mould



Bob Mould stormed into America's punk rock scene in 1979, when clubs across the country were filling with kids dressed in black leather and torn denim, packing in to see bands like the Ramones, Black Flag, and the Dead Kennedys. Hardcore punk was a riot of jackhammer rhythms, blistering tempos, and bottomless aggression. And at its center, a new band out of Minnesota called Hüsker Dü was bashing out songs and touring the country on no money, driven by the inspiration of guitarist and vocalist Bob Mould. Their music roused a generation.



From the start, Mould wanted to make Hüsker Dü the greatest band in the world - faster and louder than the hardcore standard, but with melody and emotional depth. In SEE A LITTLE LIGHT, Mould finally tells the story of how the anger and passion of the early hardcore scene blended with his own formidable musicianship and irrepressible drive to produce some of the most important and influential music of the late 20th century.



For the first time, Mould tells his dramatic story, opening up to describe life inside that furnace and beyond. Revealing the struggles with his own homosexuality, the complexities of his intimate relationships, as well as his own drug and alcohol addiction, Mould takes us on a whirlwind ride through achieving sobriety, his acclaimed solo career, creating the hit band Sugar, a surprising detour into the world of pro wrestling, and most of all, finally finding his place in the world.



A classic story of individualism and persistence, Mould's autobiography is an open account of the rich history of one of the most revered figures of punk, whose driving force altered the shape of American music.






Baker & Taylor
The musician behind the groudbreaking punk band Hèusker Dèu describes his early passion for music; reveals his struggles with homosexuality and drug and alcohol addiction; and discusses his solo career and founding of the band Sugar.

Hachette Book Group
The long-awaited, full-force autobiography of American punk music hero, Bob Mould



Bob Mould stormed into America's punk rock scene in 1979, when clubs across the country were filling with kids dressed in black leather and torn denim, packing in to see bands like the Ramones, Black Flag, and the Dead Kennedys. Hardcore punk was a riot of jackhammer rhythms, blistering tempos, and bottomless aggression. And at its center, a new band out of Minnesota called Hüsker Dü was bashing out songs and touring the country on no money, driven by the inspiration of guitarist and vocalist Bob Mould. Their music roused a generation.



From the start, Mould wanted to make Hüsker Dü the greatest band in the world - faster and louder than the hardcore standard, but with melody and emotional depth. In SEE A LITTLE LIGHT, Mould finally tells the story of how the anger and passion of the early hardcore scene blended with his own formidable musicianship and irrepressible drive to produce some of the most important and influential music of the late 20th century.



For the first time, Mould tells his dramatic story, opening up to describe life inside that furnace and beyond. Revealing the struggles with his own homosexuality, the complexities of his intimate relationships, as well as his own drug and alcohol addiction, Mould takes us on a whirlwind ride through achieving sobriety, his acclaimed solo career, creating the hit band Sugar, a surprising detour into the world of pro wrestling, and most of all, finally finding his place in the world.



A classic story of individualism and persistence, Mould's autobiography is an open account of the rich history of one of the most revered figures of punk, whose driving force altered the shape of American music.






Baker
& Taylor

This autobiography of the American punk hero behind the generation-rousing Hüsker Dü describes his early passion for music; reveals his struggles with homosexuality, intimate relationships and drug and alcohol addiction; and discusses his solo career and founding of the band Sugar. 15,000 first printing.
The musician behind the ground-breaking punk band Hèusker Dèu describes his early passion for music; reveals his struggles with homosexuality and drug and alcohol addiction; and discusses his solo career and founding of the band Sugar.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316045087
031604508X
Characteristics: xii, 403 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Azerrad, Michael

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Quotes

Add a Quote

h
Hadley
Aug 21, 2011

In December we added a fourth member to the touring entourage. We'd met Lou Giordana, a lanky, brainy fellow with a wonderfully dry sense of humour, earlier in the year in Boston when we needed a last-minute soundman. Lou joined us for a short East Coast tour. At Lou's first gig with the band at Love Hall in Philadelphia, a kid fell from twenty feet above the stage and landed like a sack of potatoes in front of Grant's drum kit. The kid was in rough shape but made if off the stage alive. Welcome to our world, Lou.

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at DCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top