Bob Mould Joins Matt Pinfield on 'The Hivecast'

If there’s such a thing as an under-the-radar rock legend, it’s Bob Mould. He began his career as a member of Hüsker Dü, the band that perhaps more than any other bridged the gap from early-80’s hardcore (they were signed to SST Records, alongside Black Flag, the Minutemen, and Bad Brains), and later went on to form Sugar, one of the more influential bands of the early '90s alt-rock explosion. Mould has also been prolific as a solo artist and wears his idiosyncrasies on his sleeve -- he’s dabbled in everything from DJing electronic music to working as a writer for WCW Wrestling -- but what may be his best known composition is also, fittingly, under-recognized. As he explains on the most recent episode of The Hivecast with Matt Pinfield, it’s the theme to The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. “That song was an instrumental that I could never get words for,” Mould tells Matt, “And Lizz Winstead, who was one of the co-creators of the show, approached me and said, ‘Do you have anything that might be a good song for this show that we’re working on?’ I played her two songs, and she said, ‘That one’s perfect.’”

Mould’s connection to Jon Stewart goes back further than writing the theme song for The Daily Show -- he and Matt chat about remembering the comic as a bartender at a club they frequented in New York -- and the rest of the conversation involves them trading similar stories about other important figures in music and pop culture. [Download & subscribe to the Hivecast via iTunes.]

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The Hivecast With Matt Pinfield: Bob Mould