The Picturesque Sound of Pere Ubu
Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 28 September 1988
IS THE ROCK world finally ready for Pere Ubu? The critically acclaimed sextet from Cleveland, which finishes a two-night stand at Club Lingerie tonight its first local appearance since re-forming in 1986 was a genuine punk-era innovator with its stimulating balance of gut-punch rock and unconventional sonic blasts. But so much attention was focused on the latter element during the group's first incarnation that Pere Ubu was usually portrayed as impenetrably bizarre.
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