|1||The Act We Act||5:27|
|2||A Good Idea||3:47|
|7||If I Can't Change Your Mind||3:18|
|10||Man On The Moon||4:32|
|RCD 10239||Sugar||Copper Blue (CD, Album)||Rykodisc||RCD 10239||US||1992|
|CDRYKO 2||Sugar||Copper Blue (CD, Album)||Rykodisc||CDRYKO 2||South Africa||1992|
|D30852||Sugar||Copper Blue (CD, Album)||White||D30852||Australia||1992|
|C-CRE 129||Sugar||Copper Blue (Cass, Album, Promo)||Creation Records||C-CRE 129||Switzerland||1992|
|RCD 10239||Sugar||Copper Blue (CD, Album, Club)||Rykodisc||RCD 10239||US||1992|
Copper Blue is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Sugar. It was voted 1992 Album of the Year by the NME. All of the songs were written by guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, who also co-produced with Lou Giordano. The song "The Slim" is about losing someone to AIDS. Musically, the band continues the thick punk guitar of Mould's previous band, Hüsker Dü, while slowing the tempo and emphasizing melody even more.
Ultimately, Copper Blue is an album that not only sounds as good now as it did twenty years ago, but also one that’ll still blow cobwebs away two decades hence. You released two solo albums after the demise of Hüsker Dü in the shape of Workbook and Black Sheets Of Rain. What made you decide to return to a band format and how did Sugar form? Bob Mould: I guess it all started in 1990 when I was wrapping up the tour for Black Sheets Of Rain
Copper Blue hit it big, selling hundreds of thousands of copies and scoring NME’s 1992 Album of the Year. In part, this was down to timing. The alternative rock movement that Hüsker Dü helped usher in was booming, thanks to the stratospheric success of Nirvana’s Nevermind. But Copper Blue also contains some of Mould’s brightest, most brilliant writing. Subject-wise, it is not exactly light: the Pixies-esque A Good Idea is the tale of a man who drowns his lover, and The Slim recounts the death of a friend from AIDS
LP (12" album, 33 rpm). Sugar (Artist) Format: Vinyl. This package comprises COPPER BLUE and a special promotional disc called LIFE BEFORE SUGAR. They come in a blue double CD case. The LIFE BEFORE SUGAR side has a photo of the trio with a red background. It is basically a best of Bob Mould Husker Du collection.