Monday, February 1, 2010

Today was a Day for "The Modern Dance" by Pere Ubu (1978)

Like a weirder, less refined version of the Talking Heads meets Beefheart meets Faust meets Syd Barrett meets the Ramones.

Did art punk get any stranger or more compelling than early Pere Ubu? From the mean streets of Cleveland in January, 1978 came their first album The Modern Dance. Here is Side A, song #2:

And, let it be known, David Thomas could have outdanced David Byrne in a dance-off.

1 comment:

  1. They have a great singles collection worth tracking down called "Terminal Tower" which includes several non-album sides including my two favorite Pere Ubu songs: "Heart of Darkness" and "Final Solution"