Out 21 August & UK Live Dates July 2015
Pere Ubu ‘Elitism For The People 1975-1978’ tracks below
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Upcoming UK Live Dates:
16 July: Komedia, Brighton, UK
17 July: Nell’s Jazz & Blues Club, London, UK
18 July: Latitude Festival, UK
19 July: Rhythm Tree Festival, Didge Cafe, Isle of Wight
23 July: The Musician, Leicester
24 July: Wickerman Festival, Scotland
“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 – Dave DiMartino
“The Modern Dance is one of the first and greatest art-rock records.” The Guardian – Tom Hughes
“By 1978 they had achieved what no other group would even attempt, before or since…” NME – Andy Gill
“They’re the greatest out-rock ‘n’ roll group of this millennium, and probably the next.”
The Wire – Edwin Pouncey
Box set with new masters: ‘The Modern Dance’ (1978), ‘Dub Housing’ ‘(1978), ‘The Hearpen Singles’ (1975-1977), ‘Manhattan’ (Recorded live at Max’s Kansas City 1977)
Pere Ubu ‘Elitism For The People 1975-1978’ tracks please share:
These albums are not the past.
These albums are the present.
The box is nice too. More convenient. Tidier.
Collecting the bracing and brilliant Pere Ubu in their earliest incarnation, with the devastating one-two knockout blow of 1978 studio bookends “The Modern Dance” and “Dub Housing”, followed by “The Hearpen Singles (1975-1977)” and a red hot live set “Manhattan”, recorded at the legendary Max’s Kansas City in 1977; “Elitism For The People 1975-78” serves as a gut punch. As vital as ever, no band before or since has ever sounded like Pere Ubu – period.
Working from the original 2-track analogue mix tapes, Paul Hamann at Suma transferred to digital at the highest resolution available, at least four times the resolution of CD audio. Then, the tracks were carefully re-mastered by sonic architect Brian Pyle so as to capture the unique qualities within; the resulting listening experience is truly mind-blowing.