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[music, albums] September 30, 2005 8:15:00 PM CEST
XXXVII: 1978 Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
The Modern Dance
Over My Head
Here is the overview of the series 40 years, 40 albums of which part XXXVII was this post.
nonightsweats, October 3, 2005 12:34:47 AM CEST
great choice alex. good summaries of the tracks too. i know you like it but is there an over-riding thing that appeals to you most?
alex63, October 4, 2005 8:14:21 AM CEST
i discovered the album in the past month. most of the time i listened to it on earplugs on my mp3 jukebox as i only have a download (it's a shame but it does not seem to be available in germany). in a way that forced me to listen to details i probably wouldn't have noticed on speakers. the album to me seems a block. i can't imagine any track being chopped off. it is all great. and pretty varied too. i like the dynamics of the songs. like many roxy music songs they begin in one way and head into directions you wouldn't have anticipated after the start. something else i noticed. in the beginning there is something discomforting about the music, especially david thomas voice. but when you get used to it you almost want to hug him so heart-breaking is it. does that answer your question, phil?
praschl, October 4, 2005 2:40:49 PM CEST
ich hab die cd, soll ich sie dir brennen? one of my all-time faves. hab pere ubu in den jahren danach, anfang der 80er, glaube ich, zweimal gesehen in wien.
alex63, October 4, 2005 6:33:03 PM CEST
gerne, aber dann möchte ich auch eine cd für dich brennen. such dir was raus aus den 30 alben, die ich auf cd habe. nur analog habe ich das white album (lp), die steve reich (mc), die cure (mc), die wipers (lp), lloyd cole's easy pieces (mc) und die mary margaret o'hara (lp). schreib mir einfach ne e-mail an die bigfoot-adresse oben rechts.
leptard, October 3, 2005 5:39:42 PM CEST
Maybe it's because...
...this album is one of my favourites that I find it so hard to describe, but you've done a great job, and pointed out things I hadn't noticed before (even after over 20 years of listening). Thanks for this summary, it's just the thing to show someone who's never heard TMD.
alex63, October 4, 2005 2:21:44 PM CEST
are too kind, brendan. whenever i don't know what to write about an album i write about the tracks. it's so much easier and it always works. i just write about what i hear, no interpretation, no synthesis, just the music and how i hear it. and the thoughts which come to mind. when this album business is over my plans are to write about songs. maybe one per weekday with an mp3 link, or something like that.
alex63, October 5, 2005 1:40:45 PM CEST
i just realised that your blog seems to be on hiatus. how come? too busy with the books?
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