399. Pere Ubu - Dub Housing (1978)
2. On The Surface
3. Dub Housing
4. Caligari's Mirror
6. I Will Wait
7. Drinkin' Wine Spo Dee O Dee
8. Ubu Dance Party
9. Blow Daddy O
Well after the Modern Dance, just some days ago this didn't sound exactly as fresh, but it didn't sound any worse as well. It is probably a bit more accessible, although I have seen conflicting reports, some saying it is a harder-going album than Modern Dance and some the opposite. I frankly find it much more accessible. For that exact reason it isn't as experimental.
That said it is still a pretty nifty album, the vocals are totally insane, the playing is at a much, much higher level than most punk going on at the time, and the lyrics are equally genius.
Pere Ubu are quickly becoming one of my favourite bands on the basis of these two albums, and my friend Adam has told me that their new stuff is not half bad either. I might just have to check it out, if I ever have time with this fucking project hanging around my neck. And question of the day: What DO you do with a drunken sailor?
1. Caligari's Mirror
4. Ubu Dance Party
The title is an allusion to rows of identical public housing units, rather than an implication that the content is dub music. The photograph on the cover shows the apartment building on Prospect Avenue near downtown Cleveland in which members of the band lived when this album was recorded.
No video for this album on youtube but you get a video of Breath by Pere Ubu, what a freak: