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See a little light : the trail of rage and melody
Mould, Bob
Adult Nonfiction ML420.M636 A3 2011

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Mould's memoir is in many ways a long, slow self-immolation. Growing up in an abusive household in the small town of Malone, NY, Mould discovered two things that quickly set him apart: he was gay and he was captivated by punk rock. Pouring himself into a punk subculture in the Twin Cities, Mould tore through the eighties with one of the seminal punk rock acts of the era, Husker Du, all the while keeping his sexual identity a relative secret. Mould succeeds in bringing this time to brilliant, blinding life with frenetic and vivid snapshots of the road and the eventual dissolution of the band. But what keeps things compelling is Mould's ability to sincerely reveal himself to the reader as each relationship-business or personal-propels him into the next chapter of his eventful life. Whether it is his unexpected and hilarious left turn to scriptwriting for professional wrestling, his busy career as one half of the DJ team Blowoff, or his hesitant and ultimately affirming embrace of mainstream gay culture, Mould never fails to captivate and inspire. (Jun.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

Growing up gay in a small town, and with an alcoholic parent to boot, Mould found an outlet in the power of hard-core punk. Although Mould is best known as guitarist for the influential Minnesota-based trio Husker Du, this is not the story of a band. He gives equal weight to his post-Husker solo career, the ups and downs of relationships, and battles with substance abuse and depression. Although the book is clearly and confidently written, a bit more editorial discipline would have gone a long way; Mould's matter-of-fact descriptions of gigs, recording sessions, touring life, and contract details tend to blur together, and an otherwise fascinating chapter on his time writing for WCW pro wrestling is cluttered with jargon. Verdict Mould's memoir feels longer than its 400 pages and not in a good way. However, it will still appeal to those interested in music industry memoirs, hard-core punk, and coming-out stories. Andrew Earles's recent Husker Du received mixed reviews but may satisfy fans of the band.-Neil Derksen, Gwinnett Cty. P.L., Lawrenceville, GA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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