“There’s always been the argument: Where did punk rock start? Who cares? It’s not where did it start, it’s why did it start? —Bob Mould, 1981
Bob Mould returns to the city where Hüsker Dü began for Rock the Garden 2013. To mark the occasion, we asked journalist (and punk drummer) Jeff Severns Guntzel to dig into the local archives for a look at Mould’s musical, political, and personal roots.
Photos (top to bottom): Hüsker Dü in 1981 or ‘82 (photo: Steve Hengstler, special thanks to Annie Hengstler); printing plate for Hüsker Dü and the band’s early ’80s label, Reflex Records (photo: Minnesota Historical Society); Mould backstage at Maverick’s in Boston during Hüsker Dü’s first East Coast trip, 1983 (photo: Kathy Campbell).