Saturday, April 02, 2016

The downward spiral

Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne isn't exactly noted for his reticence when it comes to offering an opinion, so when The AV Club invited him to take part in their I Made You A Mixtape feature a couple of years ago, he - "ever the shit-starter" - selected songs by (in his words) "bands that were good, but blew it". The list of featured acts included Isis, The Who, Black Flag, The Rolling Stones, The Replacements, Metallica and The Birthday Party.

In the article, Osborne accuses Bob Mould of apparently disavowing his work in Husker Du - perhaps unfairly, given Mould's recent comments to the New York Times about the trio being "a really important band and a really important part of my life". That said, Mould is adamant that they won't be reforming: "I think it's best left where it is." Still, it didn't stop him rocketing through Husker Du songs with the backing of No Age a few years back...

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