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Re: (TV) Re: Lester Bangs

I go through heavy Pere Ubu phases, then I back off for a few years; I stopped 
following them actively at PENNSYLVANIA. I do think though that it was THE 
TENEMENT YEAR that really hooked me; prior to that I enjoyed the famous early 
singles and parts of THE MODERN DANCE, but the more avant-garde stuff didn't 
work for me. Somehow it made sense after THE TENEMENT YEAR; today, DUB HOUSING 
is easily my favorite. (But that live-in-the-studio version of "Miss You" on the 
TENEMENT YEAR CD reissue is probably my single favorite Pere Ubu track). 

I also really like WORLDS IN COLLISION, probably moreso than the other "pop" 
records -- just more consistent, whereas CLOUDLAND always seemed to go on too 
long (despite some very high points along the way) and STORY OF MY LIFE always 
feels a little bland to me. WIC has a really strong set of songs, and the 
production (which, admittedly, heavily apes Gil Norton's concurrent work with 
the Pixies -- the most commercial sound they ever had) doesn't smooth the sound 
out *too* much.


From: Rex Broome <rexbroome@gmail.com>
To: tv@obbard.com
Sent: Thu, May 19, 2011 12:34:34 PM
Subject: Re: (TV) Re: Lester Bangs

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Joe Hartley <jh@brainiac.com> wrote:

> I'm sort of an oddball when it comes to Pere Ubu, as my favorite album
> is Worlds in Collision, which a lot of fans don't care for because of
> its "slick" production, but DT says that's how all the albums would
> have been produced had they had any money!

DT says a LOT of stuff, though!

I'd always liked Pere Ubu but started to really "get it" for the first time
last year when I became obsessed with "Dub Housing" for a bit.  I think my
year of listening to nothing but the Fall really prepared my neural pathways
to receive it "correctly" for the first time.  Or maybe not...
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