On this day in 1953: David Thomas of Pere Ubu was born in Miami.
Today’s soundtrack: Gimme some Pere Ubu, especially MODERN DANCE, and throw in some Rocket from the Tombs.
Today’s screening: URGH! A MUSIC WAR
Today’s quotes: “Pere Ubu is not now nor has it ever been a viable commercial venture. We won’t sleep on floors, we won’t tour endlessly and we’re embarrassed by self-promotion. Add to that a laissez-faire attitude to the mechanics of career advancement and a demanding artistic agenda and you’ve got a recipe for real failure. That has been our one significant success to this date: we are the longest-lasting, most disastrous commercial outfit to ever appear in rock ‘n’ roll. No one can come close to matching our loss to longevity ratio.” -DT
"Mr Thomas’s voice is that of a man muttering in a crowd. You think he’s talking to himself until you realize he’s talking to you." - Greil Marcus
Happy 60th birthday to Crocus Behemoth!
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