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Pere Ubu: The Modern Dance

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, March 1978

WRECKLESS UBU: Waiting For The End ...

The Art Of Pere Ubu

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 1981

IT'S AN IRONIC twist of fate that Pere Ubu's latest visit to the UK should be prefaced by Rough Trade's reissue of the band's debut ...

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Various Artists: Live At CBGB's/Max's Kansas City 1976

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1976

YOU KNOW what these albums remind me of: The This Is Mersey Beat collections that Oriole put out after the first wave of Liverpool bands had gotten ...

Pere Ubu: Weird City Robomen

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, January 1978

THEY SAY ENVIRONMENT determines character, and when it comes to American music, they're probably right. ...

Pere Ubu: The Modern Dance

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, February 1978

Dance to a Modern RomanceDirections: Fast and asymmetrical… ...

Pere Ubu: CBGB's, New York NY

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New York Rocker, April 1978

THIS EVENING at CBGB's was a showcase for two bands newly signed to recording contracts by Blank Records. ...

The American Midwest: Akron and Cleveland

Overview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, April 1978

Exploring alternative hives of industry in Akron, City of Rubber, and Cleveland, City of Steel. ...

Datapanik In The Year 1978: Pere Ubu

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, May 1978

Vivien Goldman and Geoff Travis in conversation ...

The Pere Tree

Profile and Interview by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, May 1978

Ian Birch introduces Ohio's latest 'overnight sensation', Pere Ubu ...

Pere Ubu: Datapanik In Year Zero (Radar)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, November 1978

THE DADA RAMPAGE of Breton and other jujube surrealists culminated in the craziness expressed in Alfred Jarry's Pere Ubu, prompting a whole generation of teens ...

Pere Ubu: Dub Housing

Review by Jon Savage, Melody Maker, November 1978

A week is a month and you could be forgiven for thinking that the times would catch up with Pere Ubu (and overtake them) as ...

Pere Ubu: Five Alive in Ohio

Interview by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, November 1978

LAST Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio, the bona fide booji were out in force on the street. In America, any event (however minor) is invariably heralded ...

Pere Ubu: Unique Ideas Lead To Prison

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, November 1978

WE'S home, Huck!" The large, bulky frame squashed into the seat next to me delivers his quote from Mark Twain's fables of a more naive ...

Pere Ubu: Invasion Of The Warm, Friendly Bodysnatchers

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, December 1978

SEE THE ALIENS. See the room. See the aliens in the room. The aliens call themselves Pere Ubu. See Pere Ubu. See the big alien ...

Pere Ubu Plays for Body, Brain

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, August 1979

Pere Ubu: The Whiskey, Los Angeles ...

Pere Ubu: New Picnic Time (Chrysalis)

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, September 1979

PERE UBU is the type of band that enjoys banging its head against a concrete art-form – it makes an interesting sound and a crazy ...

The World According To Pere Ubu

Interview by Robot A. Hull, Creem, November 1979

Look, look at the machine revolving,Look, look at the brain flying,Look, look at the Rentiers trembling!Hurrah, arse-horns, long live Pere Ubu!– Alfred Jarry, ‘The Song ...

Pere Ubu: The Art of Walking (Rough Trade)

Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, August 1980

1. PERE UBU IS haywire, rudimentary, and patiently documentary. It operates on a yield of snared and shared rhythms, on symptoms that have been stitched ...

Pere Ubu: The Art of Walking

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, March 1981

THERE'S NO DENYING that it's becoming increasingly difficult to move: the simple act of Putting one foot in front of the other is now a ...

Pere Ubu: 390 Degrees Of Simulated Stereo

Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, April 1981

SUBTITLED Ubu Live: Volume One, this LP contains recordings made by the Ubu of Modern Dance days between May 1976 and March 1979 in Cleveland, ...

Pere Ubu: Terminal Tower: An Archival Collection (Rough Trade)

Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, November 1985

BY 1975, THINGS had begun to look a little pale around the Rock'n'Roll gills (no relation); had begun to fade away, in fact. ...

David Thomas: Monster Walks The Winter Lake

Review by Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, April 1986

DAVID THOMAS sees things differently. He sings things differently too. Sometimes he sees/sings things like a child, other times like a Martian. Often he'll submerge ...

Beau Pere Ubu: Terminal Tower

Retrospective by Don Snowden, Boston Phoenix, The, June 1986

IT’S SHAME THAT Pere Ubu’s debut singles in 1975-’76 consigned the Cleveland band to the remote fringes of that pop reserved for the experimentally minded. ...

Pere Ubu: The Modern Dance

Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, February 1988

AND IT SEEMS like they never went away. The Pere Ubu revival has burst through like mushrooms in your airing cupboard, and somehow, this re-release, ...

Pere Ubu: The Modern Dance (Fontana)

Review by Mark Sinker, New Musical Express, February 1988

IF PUNK was an ugly kid's crazed revenge on old age, an obliterating mayhem, there were other ways the clogging and the arrested adolescence of ...

Pere Ubu: The Tenement Commandments

Interview by David Stubbs, Melody Maker, March 1988

BEAMING BACK FROM HIS ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE, DAVID THOMAS LEADS PERE UBU'S MANIC WALTZ INTO THE DANGER ZONE. DAVID STUBBS TRACKS DOWN THE REFORMED AND REVITALISED ...

The Picturesque Sound of Pere Ubu

Profile and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 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 – ...

Pere Ubu: Heart of Darkness

Interview by Jon Savage, Spin, July 1991

Pere Ubu remains one of the most influential, innovative groups to emerge from the mid-'70s American punk-new wave movement. JON SAVAGE listens to some pearls ...

Another Music In A Different Kitchen, Pt. 1: Captain Beefheart and Pere Ubu

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, June 2002

From Trout Mask to Dub Housing: how did music that once seemed so harsh and incomprehensible come to sound so good? ...

Another Music In A Different Kitchen, Pt. 2: Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, June 2002

WHEN THE noble savage theory of punk rock was first laid out in the early-to-mid-'70s, I bought in. According to one version of the mantra, ...

Maxima Moralis: Relections from a Healing Mind – Cleveland, Independent Music, and the 1970s; Part 1

Essay by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, November 2004

In Memory of Robert Quine, Master of Beautiful Musical Expression, 12/30/1942 Akron, Ohio5/30/2004 NYC ...

Maxima Moralis: Relections from a Healing Mind – Cleveland, Independent Music, and the 1970s; Part 2

Essay by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, November 2004

IV. Pere Ubu: Christ's Agony, Cabarets, and Scary Movies ...

see also Red Krayola

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