is the debut studio album by American rock band The Modern Dance Pere Ubu. It was released in January 1978, through record label Blank. A 5.1 surround sound version was released as the DVD-Audio side of a DualDisc in 2005.
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written and composed by Pere Ubu (
David Thomas, Tom Herman, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone, Scott Krauss), except as noted.
A1. Non-Alignment Pact – 3:18
A2. The Modern Dance – 3:28
A3. Laughing – 4:35
A4. Street Waves – 3:04
A5. Chinese Radiation – 3:27
B1. Life Stinks
( – 1:52 Peter Laughner) B2. Real World – 3:59
B3. Over My Head – 3:48
B4. Sentimental Journey – 6:05
B5. Humor Me – 2:44
Critical reception [ edit ]
The Modern Dance has been critically acclaimed. Although only moderately positive initially, Robert Christgau later raised his rating a notch and wrote of the album that "the highs are worth it, and the failed stuff ain't bad" in his revised review. At the same time, [2 ] Ken Tucker in called it vivid and exhilarating, even if "harsh and willfully ugly". Rolling Stone [4 ]
Personnel [ edit ]
David Thomas – vocals, musette, percussion, production
Tom Herman – guitar, backing vocals, production
Allen Ravenstine – EML 101 & 200 analog synthesizers, saxophone, tapes, production
Tony Maimone – bass, piano, backing vocals, production
Scott Krauss – drums, production
Tim Wright – bass guitar on "The Modern Dance" and "Sentimental Journey", production
S. W. Taylor – sleeve artwork
Ken Hamann –
engineering, production Mike Bishop – engineering assistance
Paul Hamann – engineering assistance
Mik Mellen – sleeve photography
Release history [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Dougan, John. ". The Modern Dance – Pere Ubu : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic" AllMusic . Retrieved January 20, 2013.
^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Pere Ubu: . The Modern Dance > Consumer Guide Album" Robert Christgau . Retrieved 20 November 2007. Revised with a new rating from "Christgau's Consumer Guide". . March 27, 1978 The Village Voice . Retrieved 26 January 2012.
^ : 123. "[I]f you're curious about the original post-punks, THE MODERN DANCE remains absolutely essential." Q Cited at ". The Modern Dance CD" buy.com . Retrieved 16 October 2006.
^ a b Tucker, Ken (June 1, 1978). "Pere Ubu . The Modern Dance / The Suicide Commandos Make a Record > Album Reviews" (266). Archived from Rolling Stone the original on 1 October 2007 . Retrieved 29 August 2007.
^ Smith, Chris (September 1, 2003). "Pere Ubu – . The Modern Dance – On Second Thought – Stylus Magazine" Stylus Magazine . Retrieved January 20, 2013.
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