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Old 02-07-2021, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pere Ubu appreciation thread...

Greetings to all...this is a thread to show your appreciation for the wonderful & highly under appreciated ever changing Pere Ubu, this will be a on going thread so let’s start off simple...

Select your top 5 Ubu and/or David Thomas albums & then enlighten us to what draws you to the records...

As thread starter obviously I am at bat 1st, my 5 selections are in no certain order...

1.The Hearpen Singles ...these are the 45 RPMs that started the ball rolling for the most prolific & best of all the Post Punk bands

2.Dub Housing (1978)...just like cover art depicts so perfectly this is a dark claustrophobic masterpiece

3.Live at The Longhorn -1978...a searing live document of the early Ubu’s at their late 70s pinnacle

4.Twenty Years In A Montana Missile Silo (2016) ... a welcome return to Pere Ubu’s harder rock, sits nicely on the shelf next to previous 3 records already posted above

5.David Thomas & two pale boys / Meadville(1997)...recorded in the mid 80s & released exclusively on David Thomas / Monster box set, full of humor & magnificent strange Pop-Art
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Old 02-08-2021, 03:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I love Pere Ubu but this belongs in the punk subforum
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5) The Song of the Bailing Man - Probably their most realized release. Feels like where they were always trying to go.
4) New Picnic Time - Perhaps their most peculiar release
3) The Tenement Year - a rare success story of a band putting down their swords
2) Dub Housing - Their most influential album
1) The Modern Dance - Never topped their debut
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The Art of Walking is a really weird album that doesn't get talked about enough

has the Red Krayola guitarist
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The Art of Walking is a really weird album that doesn't get talked about enough

has the Red Krayola guitarist
Honestly everything about both those bands are under appreciated but I would like to know more about how that happened and Mayo Thompson‘s life in general. He’s also on The Song of the Bailing Man.
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For me New Picnic Time is one of the great postpunk records. I like plenty of PU stuff off other albums but that one is simply the most original and inspired.
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it's great yes

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They have fairly recent albums of really impressive quality. I can't think of many punk/postpunk acts whose work in the new millennium stacks up to theirs. David Byrne maybe.

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the first 3 are all GOAT punk/post-punk/exp/just creative Art genius

and then the rest range from just strange (but fun/good) to inoffensive imho
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Yeah I think that's accurate.

BUT compared to what other postpunk veterans (at least the British ones) turn out, you see what a momentous achievement it is to still be making listenable music that doesn't give you second-hand embarrassment.
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