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“Golden Surf II” would’ve been an audacious move in the '70s, but in 2014 it simply proves that Pere Ubu rock harder than just about any band that’s been inspired by them since the '90s. Though the lineup has shuffled enough times to require a new deck, Ubu still center around the mystic ramblings of singer David Thomas, who conducts his band more like a film director than a music group. Songs here like “Drag the River,” “Visions of the Moon,” and the expansive “Brother Ray” play out like short films, with the band members commanding their instruments with an ear toward accentuating the drama. “Irene” could be a lullaby or a gentle love song if you believe love is equal to possession and is 9/10ths of the law. 

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Formed: August, 1975 in Cleveland, OH

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Pere Ubu emerged from the urban wastelands of mid-'70s Cleveland to impact the American underground for generations to follow; led by hulking frontman David Thomas, whose absurdist warble and rapturously demented lyrics remained the band's creative focus throughout their long, convoluted career, Ubu's protean art punk sound harnessed self-destructing melodies, scattershot rhythms, and industrial-strength dissonance to capture the angst and chaos of their times with both apocalyptic fervor and surprising...
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