29 dicembre 2009


Quello che diedero il 16 marzo 1989 al londinese Mean Fiddler fu l'ultimo concerto dei Pere Ubu con Chris Cutler in formazione, e anche il primo con Eric Drew Feldman. Tutti in stato di grazia, per loro stessa ammissione e anche a giudicare dalle registrazioni messe oggi ufficialmente in circolazione, a più di vent'anni di distanza: le pubblicano in memoria dello scomparso Jim Jones, chitarrista di quel tempo, sia in forma ridotta per ReR - l'album si intitola London Texas - sia in forma completa in due volumi disponibili soltanto in download presso hearpen.com: Waltz Across Texas e Waltz By The Sea.

Cutler ricorda: "A great live recording of the sadly short-lived version of the band that existed between the arrival of Eric Drew Feldman and my departure. By far the best recording of the Scott, Cutler, Maimone rhythm section, I think, and the whole band is on intense concert form: David racked up to 11, Eric working equally on foundations and fine details as to the out-there manner born and Jim Jones somewhere in the stratosphere. Coming back to it, this was a pretty great band. The songs are economical, tightly arranged and take no prisoners. And there's that live energy - the closest we can get to being when and where we weren't. Studio recordings can't do this."

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