Bob Mould has announced an extensive anthology collection cataloging his post-Hüsker Dü years. Distortion: 1989-2019 will compile the entirety of his catalog from those years on CD while Distortion: 1989-1995 kicks off a 4-part vinyl boxset series collecting the same material.
Mould’s output from 1989 onward includes his years fronting Sugar, a Foo Fighters collaboration, electronica projects LoudBomb and Blowoff, a theme song for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, and plenty more. That’s 18 studio albums, 4 live albums, and, in this collection, two albums worth of collaborations and rarities, among those a 2005 live version of Hüsker Dü’s “Could You Be The One,” which was also captured on video.
The boxset includes new liner notes from music critic Keith Cameron along with a foreword by Fred Armisen; testimonials from musicians Richard Thompson, Shirley Manson, and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino; lyrics; and other memorabilia.