Pere Ubu | The Modern Dance | Album
Pere Ubu "The Modern Dance" (1978)
LP (NEW) - Vinyl, Fire Records, UK, 2015, FIRELP 360, 809236136015, Reissue
The Modern Dance is the debut album by Cleveland based post punkers Pere Ubu, originally released 1978 on Blank Records. The album sparked a storm of critical opinion upon its release. Melody Maker quoted in its review “I would be willing to sit down and argue that modern-day rock ‘n’ roll reached its peak in 1978 with Pere Ubu’s The Modern Dance and has declined ever since." Rolling Stone's review opined “Peru Ubu’s full length debut fancies itself a fusion of musique concrete and The Stooges. Shrill and ugly it crystallises their original version of industrial rock.” Uncut added "The uncompromising complex debut has continuously stirred critics. Today the record is still as direct and powerful as it was first heard". Exploding onto the scene with a handful of releases behind them, Pere Ubu’s The Modern Dance stunned the music world and quickly began appearing on ‘Most Influential’ album lists. Pere Ubu originally formed as a studio project drawing on a body of musicians who were involved in the Cleveland underground music scene that had, by August 1975, seemingly run its course. The main objective of the band at that time was to document their work and then disappear. Luckily for us they were on the cusp of changing the face of rock forever.
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