Blowoff - new music from Bob Mould and Richard Morel
www.blowoff.us - go and listen to the mp3
I've been a fan of Bob Mould for about 10 years now I guess. I started with "Workbook", which was given to me by a friend of mine who was into independent music. I liked it, and now I've probably got about 10 CDs with his name on them, or the name of one of his bands - Husker Du, Sugar, and now - Blowoff.
Mould and his friend Richard Morel (an avid blogger) started doing a monthly dance club event in Washington DC at the 930 club called "Blowoff" a few years back. Mould is a guitar wizard and over the last 5 years or so has done a lot of experimentation with electronica, sampling, and other stuff that you wouldn't associate with a hard core guitarist like Mould.
Personally, I didn't much care for the albums he put out that focused more on those things. To each his own. But Morel collaborated with Mould on his last album "Body of Song", which I like a lot. A fellow from the band Fugazi was on the album too, I can't remember his name right now and I'm too lazy to look it up. They toured and I had the pleasure to see Bob Mould live for a third time at The Cats Cradle in Chapel Hill back in 2005 I guess it was. Great show.
Anyway, Bob and Richard continued to do these Blowoff things, and just recently put an album out titled "Blowoff" - with the band also named Blowoff. I'm not entirely sure you call it a band, but whatever, that's semantics. I'm sure there are other blogs for that.
I highly recommend you check it out on iTunes, Rhapsody, or wherever. You can even download a free MP3 from the blowoff web site at www.blowoff.us
Do something cool today, and listen to some Blowoff instead of what Clear Channel radio wants you to listen to.