Dub Housing

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Dub Housing
Dub Housing.jpg
Studio album by Pere Ubu
Released November 1978
Recorded August–September 1978
Genre Post-punk
Length 36:46
Label Chrysalis Records (original release)
Rough Trade Records (1989 CD reissue)
Thirsty Ear Records (US CD reissue)
Cooking Vinyl (2008 UK CD reissue)
Fire Records (UK) (2015 CD & vinyl reissue)
Producer Ken Hamann and Pere Ubu
Pere Ubu chronology
The Modern Dance
(1978)
Dub Housing
(1978)
New Picnic Time
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 5/5[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
Mojo 4/5 stars[4]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[5]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 10/10[6]
The Village Voice A[7]
MusicHound 5/5 stars[8]

Dub Housing is the second album by American experimental rock group Pere Ubu. Released in 1978, the album is now regarded as one of their best, described by Trouser Press[9] as "simply one of the most important post-punk recordings."

The title is an allusion to the visual echoes of rows of identical concrete public housing units in Baltimore,[10] presumably reminiscent of the echo and reverberation that characterize dub. The photograph on the cover shows the apartment building on Prospect Avenue near downtown Cleveland in which members of the band lived when this album was recorded.

Village Voice, NME and Sounds ranked it the 9th, 8th and 11th best album of the year respectively[11].

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by David Thomas, Tom Herman, Tony Maimone, Allen Ravenstine and Scott Krauss.
  1. "Navvy" – 2:40
  2. "On the Surface" – 2:35
  3. "Dub Housing" – 3:39
  4. "Caligari's Mirror" – 3:49
  5. "Thriller!" – 4:36
  6. "I, Will Wait" – 1:45
  7. "Drinking Wine Spodyody" – 2:44
  8. "(Pa) Ubu Dance Party" – 4:46
  9. "Blow Daddy-O" – 3:38
  10. "Codex" – 4:55

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Pere Ubu & Ken Hamann
  • Recorded & Engineered By Ken Hamann
  • EQ & Mastering By David Thomas & Paul Hamann

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Dub Housing – Pere Ubu". AllMusic. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pere Ubu: Dub Housing". Alternative Press (135): 105–06. October 1999. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-857-12595-8. 
  4. ^ "Pere Ubu – Dub Housing CD". CD Universe. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Fletcher, Ian (January 2009). "Pere Ubu – Dub Housing". Record Collector (358). Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. p. 304. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 29, 1979). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Pere Ubu". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  10. ^ "Ubu Web: Story of Pere Ubu". Users.rcn.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  11. ^ [2]