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Pere Ubu have been blazing their own trail through the vast wateland of american pop music and culture for over 20 years...This CD epitomizes everything that is so great, fantastic, sadly tragic, visionary, awe-inspiring, and important about both the group, about our lives, and about the birthright that consumer culture and the media have stolen from us. That we are trapped in an era when real message and meaning has been displaced by glib soudbites and a subliminal corporate takeover of america that has turned most of us into passive spectators desperately searching for meaning....
This album is 10 times more relevant,revolutionary and satisfying than pretty much any other recent rock album I've heard. Maybe someday they'll actually receive some of the financial success they so richly deserve..
"Mr Wheeler ? I got an old lightbulb...been in my family 75 years...75 years&q! uot;
Highlights for me are the first, the seventh, and the last, track fifteen that fades after a few minutes only to return a few more later with a vengeance and a jam that seems to flow marvelously and churn relentlessly. If you like Pere Ubu, you'll surely want to hear this album from the late 90s. I think it's one of their most varied, and the chug and chant of David Thomas' vocal style, half poet, half crank, makes an effective foil against which drums roll, synths squeal, and the bass and guitar twist and turn. The album threatens to slip into itself with similarly paced tunes, but the three strongest songs manage to wrench the works and botch the plan satisfyingly. Lyrics tend to match the mood of the ornery music: our contemporary excuse for a culture, our malaise, and our greedy and wasteful pig-headedness. Fittingly, the back cover has a primitive painting as if from a store's outside wall, of a bear chasing a man up a tree.
This issue on the British indie label Cooking Vinyl (best known for hip folk-inspired outfits) did not receive enough attention upon its release, but it sounds fresh and prescient in this decade, and deserves a wider audience. The band is vigorous and alert. The singer is armed with irony and imagery. Parts annoy, and other parts intrigue: Pere Ubu as it should be.
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This is the second installment from the current incarnation of Pere Ubu, which kicked off wonderfully with "Ray Gun Suitcase" in the mid-90's. Read morePublished on July 29, 2007 by M. L. Johnson
Highlights for me are the first, the seventh, and the last, track fifteen that fades after a few minutes only to return a few more later with a vengeance and a jam that seems to... Read morePublished on November 1, 2006 by John L Murphy
This Pere Ubu album is best enjoyed as a whole. From the beginning track "woolie bullie", which slides into a rhythmic cry to the flawed society, accompanied by an insect life... Read morePublished on July 15, 2006 by name of house