KCRW’s Private Playlist: Bob Mould

KCRW’s Private Playlist is a listening session with California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Bob Mould is one of the principal architects of American underground music. As one-third of ‘80s Minneapolis power trio Hüsker Dü, he married hardcore to psychedelia and punk to classic songcraft. He spent much of the ’90s leading Sugar, an even crunchier trio whose widescreen power-pop brought him within a hair’s breadth of mainstream success. His solo career launched with 1989’s indelible “Workbook” and continues with “Blue Hearts.