The King is dead, long live the King. The band Pere Ubu from Cleveland in Ohio was always ahead of their time and at the same time had both legs in the story. She borrowed her name from the grotesque play "King Ubu" by the French writer Alfred Jarry and invented post-punk even before the great explosion of punk. With her new album "The Long Goodbye" she says goodbye. Or is it?
"The Long Goodbye" is already the 18th studio album of the avant-garde band Pere Ubu, founded in 1975. Over time, her style has changed greatly from impetuous escapades to thoughtful storytelling. The only constant over all these years is singer and songwriter David Thomas. His new work is not a collection of songs, but a spoken word essay with background sounds. In an interview with eclipsed, he reports on his health problems and explains what the title is all about.
Pere Ubu always manage to confuse fans and critics. When they return to their postpunk roots with "Golden Surf II", the opener of their new album, and sound as compact as they have not been for years, they only lure the listener into a trap.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.