I might be alone in thinking this, but Copper Blue has really stood the test of time.
I remember seeing the video for "If I Can't Change Your Mind" on 120 Minutes and totally loving it. At the age of 14 I was listening to Black Flag but hadn't checked out Hüsker Dü just yet, so this was my first experience with Bob Mould.
There were quite a few bands that I found out about through 120 Minutes. I know it seems pretty lame now, what with the internet and all, but in 1992 it was difficult for me to find out about new (or old) music. I was the older brother and none of my friends were into collecting records or checking our new bands, so it was sort of a solo mission for me for those first few years. Thousand Oaks might be a suburb of Los Angeles, but it is difficult to get into town when you don't have a drivers license and your friends aren't interested in driving for an hour to go to a record store or a show or whatever. It wasn't like there were buses you could take, and even if I could my mother would most definitely not have permitted it.
I'm sure my story is not singular. I do occasionally reminisce about the lengths one used to have to go through to find out about records and shows.
All this is to say that I was recently listening to the aforementioned debut Sugar album and thought to myself that I should do a post about them. I immediately ordered all the singles from the record (relatively cheaply) so I would have something to post. I know they are all available on the singles comp, but I like having them in the form they were originally released. Now you can too.
I did not include Changes as it has the exact same B sides as Helpless, but was released on Creation. I purchased it without realizing that. No needless clutter for you, however!
Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, several CD singles by Sugar.
2. Needle Hits E
3. If I Can't Change Your Mind (Solo Mix)
4. Try Again
A Good Idea (Rykodisc)
2. Helpless (Live)
3. Where Diamonds Are Halos (Live)
4. Slick (Live)
5. Armenia City In The Sky (Live)
If I Can't Change Your Mind CD1 (Rykodisc)
3. Anyone (Live)
4. Hoover Dam (Live)
If I Can't Change Your Mind CD2 (Rykodisc)
2. The Slim (Live)
3. If I Can't Change Your Mind (Live)
4. Where Diamonds Are Haloes (Live)