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Dance-Not-Dance
Monday, 01.07.2013, 20:20
oh what a night...
Pere Ubu (USA)
Still the the best Rock band the Punk movement ever spit out that you can still see and hear in their flesh and blood. Decibel bursting but intelligent music driven by the voice of the great Rock'n'Roll animal and vocal acrobat David Thomas, a screaming and tender singer.
The legendary avant-garde Garage Rock Pioneers Pere Ubu have little to do with what Jens Balzer von der Berliner Zeitung condemns as «Those sun glasses wearing cone heads who are continuously being pushed on to the concert stage in a tireless and never-ending parade by the music industry, those bands named Killers and Jets and Veils. Nobody should want to hear anything anymore of this (hopefully) except for bands that are as respectful to tradition as they are disrespecting nostalgia.» Slambam.
Their milestone album «The Modern Dance» from the 70's was finally made part of their sensational spring 2011 live tour, an album that's been hailed everywhere as one of the best 50 of all time. Currently and in 2013 that is, they're at it and on the road again and presenting their newest album, their 17th (seventeenth) «Lady From Shanghai», titled after a classic film noir by Orson Welles. David Thomas: «It's a Dance-Not-Dance-Dance-Album, an Ubu Dance Party. Because it's the dance that animates the body to move without permission. Let's destroy the hegemony of dance! Don't move because the dancer is the marionette of the dance.» Uh-hu Ubu, but let's just take this with a grain of smelling salt (or whatever else you might like). Because you'll see, some of the songs are controversially great to dance to while others dish out the by now well-beloved escapades and deconstructions against heaven, hell and fate by this forever hot group.
Now, some of you cinephiles might want to prepare themselves for this evening with a consultation of the book «Chinese Whispers: The Making Of 'Lady From Shanghai». The others might just wait and pine for curvy Rita Hayworth to come dancing through our door.

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