Lady from Shanghai – Pere Ubu

It is amazing to think that this is their 14th studio album. I am so glad this band are still around, and making interesting albums too. I saw them for the first time a couple of weeks back and they were fantastic live. However, I was distracted during the gig as I thought Dave Thomas was going to fall over, he looked drunk, but you know with Mr. Thomas it is probably an act and all part of the experience. It really got in the way of my enjoyment, I should have been a health and safety officer. I love the track Feuksley Ma’am, the Hearing, even though there are no real discernible lyrics.
Standout track; The aptly named, Musicians are Scum.
Hidden Gem; And Then Nothing Happened.
Micro review; Dave Thomas’ voice is the best and most subtle instrument on this album.
An aside; I spent an evening at a Madonna gig in the early 90s wanting to shout out; be careful love, you are going to have someone’s eye out with that whip. Maybe I was a health and safety officer in a former life.

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