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Pennsylvania [Bonus Tracks]

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On self-imposed exile in England yet still obsessed with industrial America, Pere Ubu's David Thomas looks back to his hometown and finds that it's not what it used to be. The factories are still there, still belching out smoke to the heavens. There are still vast landscapes of concrete and steel. The difference is, it's all been homogenized, run through the grinder of corporate consumer culture. Although he's half a world away, he doesn't like what he sees, and that's the essence of Pennsylvania, Pere Ubu's 11th album in 20 years. It's a return to the claustrophobic, complex, darkly paranoid sound of their early albums; only occasionally is it graced with the relatively tamed alt pop stylings that marked their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
On self-imposed exile in England yet still obsessed with industrial America, Pere Ubu's David Thomas looks back to his hometown and finds that it's not what it used to be. The factories are still there, still belching out smoke to the heavens. There are still vast landscapes of concrete and steel. The difference is, it's all been homogenized, run through the grinder of corporate consumer culture. Although he's half a world away, he doesn't like what he sees, and that's the essence of Pennsylvania, Pere Ubu's 11th album in 20 years. It's a return to the claustrophobic, complex, darkly paranoid sound of their early albums; only occasionally is it graced with the relatively tamed alt pop stylings that marked their early-'90s records. Thomas, thankfully, hasn't abandoned his satiric wit, and that's what makes Pennsylvania provocative, not insular. It's been many years since Pere Ubu has delivered a record as sweeping in lyrical and musical scope as Pennsylvania
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2005
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • UPC: 711297113921
  • Catalog Number: 1139
  • Sales rank: 106,746

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Woolie Bullie (3:41)
  2. 2 Highwaterville (1:40)
  3. 3 Sad. TXT (3:23)
  4. 4 Urban Lifestyle (2:55)
  5. 5 Silent Spring (4:15)
  6. 6 Mr. Wheeler (3:34)
  7. 7 Muddy Waters (3:27)
  8. 8 Slow (1:10)
  9. 9 Drive (4:17)
  10. 10 Indiangiver (1:00)
  11. 11 Monday Morning (3:31)
  12. 12 Perfume (4:32)
  13. 13 Fly's Eye (2:39)
  14. 14 The Duke's Saharan Ambitions (5:00)
  15. 15 Wheelhouse (5:06)
  16. 16 [Untitled Track] (2:48)
  17. 17 [Untitled Track] (3:50)
  18. 18 [Untitled Track] (7:37)
  19. 19 [Untitled Track] (5:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pere Ubu Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Pere Ubu Composer
Tom Herman Contributor
Paul Hamann Engineer
Steve Mehlman Contributor
Robert Wheeler Contributor
Michele Temple Contributor
Jim Jones Contributor
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