Bob Mould: My Life in 15 Songs

Indie-rock vet surveys Hüsker Dü hardcore ragers, electronica-informed solo experiments and more

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"Stop Your Crying" (1990)

Black Sheets of Rain is a very dark record, one of the darkest I've ever made. I was right on the edge of the end of my first long-term relationship. Life is not always a party, and all parties come to an end at some point. I guess the sentiment "Stop your crying" was not that I shed literal tears over the end of that relationship. I didn't sit around crying for weeks on end. It was all over, and I jumped in a car and moved to Hoboken. I didn't miss out on a whole lot of life when the relationship was over. It was about moving on. This is a strong and personal song, and a really fun song to play. I like the cadence. It's like a hilarious funeral march party, where everything is over and you're sort of laughing in a way.

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