18 giugno 2013

Pere Ubu dal vivo in un club a Minneapolis nel 1978, sulla scia del capolavoro The Modern Dance: Live at the Longhorn, prezioso inedito recuperato da Nero's Neptune, disponibile in cd oppure doppio vinile inciso su tre facciate. Il gruppo è in tour in Europa in questi giorni con i materiali di Lady from Shanghai. Anche in Italia: domani sera a Bologna (Vicolo Bolognetti) e il 20 giugno a Bari (Oasi S. Martino).

The three vinyl sides of Pere Ubu Live at the Longhorn are as much an indispensable live rock album as Modern Dance is an indispensable studio album. The show consists mainly of material from the Modern Dance album, only rocked out and swinging, more raw-nerved yet seasoned than their studio counterparts. What becomes apparent, especially on repeated listens, is how well-made this music is, how the drama and comedy flows within the modules of each song, how the songs fit together to give an audience an experience that -- while sharpened to paranoia and sensitive to harsh realities -- is as ineffable as it is concrete.