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Pere Ubu - The Tenement Year (Promo Copy) Pere Ubu

£19.99

Product description

Several years after Pere Ubu had gone their separate ways following the release of 1982's Song of the Bailing Man, many of the group's former members began finding their way into David Thomas' post-Ubu project the Wooden Birds until 1988, when what the group has called "the Duck Principle" took effect -- namely that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a duck. With Thomas joined by Allen Ravenstine, Jim Jones, Tony Maimone, and Scott Krauss (as well as post-Ubu interloper Chris Cutler), the Wooden Birds quacked like Pere Ubu all right, and if some fans griped that 1988's The Tenement Year was a Pere Ubu album primarily because Ubu could command a bigger advance than the Wooden Birds, those fans probably didn't give the album a close listen. If The Tenement Year is more "user friendly" than The Modern Dance or Dub Housing, it picks up naturally enough from where the group left off with Song of the Bailing Man, and the whimsy of that album has certainly been blunted here, with Ravenstine's chaotic synthesizer patterns leaving a trail of Dadaesque chaos wherever they go and the rest of the band driving with a force that was both limber and ever so slightly malevolent.

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Band/artist(s):
Pere Ubu
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Rock
Label:
Mercury

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Several years after Pere Ubu had gone their separate ways following the release of 1982's Song of the Bailing Man, many of the group's former members began finding their way into David Thomas' post-Ubu project the Wooden Birds until 1988, when what the group has called "the Duck Principle" took effect -- namely that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a duck. With Thomas joined by Allen Ravenstine, Jim Jones, Tony Maimone, and Scott Krauss (as well as post-Ubu interloper Chris Cutler), the Wooden Birds quacked like Pere Ubu all right, and if some fans griped that 1988's The Tenement Year was a Pere Ubu album primarily because Ubu could command a bigger advance than the Wooden Birds, those fans probably didn't give the album a close listen. If The Tenement Year is more "user friendly" than The Modern Dance or Dub Housing, it picks up naturally enough from where the group left off with Song of the Bailing Man, and the whimsy of that album has certainly been blunted here, with Ravenstine's chaotic synthesizer patterns leaving a trail of Dadaesque chaos wherever they go and the rest of the band driving with a force that was both limber and ever so slightly malevolent.

Band/artist(s):
Pere Ubu
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Rock
Label:
Mercury

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