The Art of Walking

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All Music Guide - John Dougan
The Art of Walking was the first Pere Ubu recording that wasn't completely sensational. Red Krayola guitarist/mastermind Mayo Thompson replaced Tom Herman, and while he freely indulges in pushing the envelope when it comes to soloing, he doesn't have Herman's rock sensibility, so there's less pulsating, Chuck Berry-style riffing emerging from the mix. Also, the songs are a tad more obtuse -- not that previous Ubu songs weren't, but this collection, with its focus on the pastoral, falls apart when it becomes overly precious. Such is the fate of utopian concept records. Still, this transitional if you want to call it that record offers many rewards, even if as a listener you ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Dougan
The Art of Walking was the first Pere Ubu recording that wasn't completely sensational. Red Krayola guitarist/mastermind Mayo Thompson replaced Tom Herman, and while he freely indulges in pushing the envelope when it comes to soloing, he doesn't have Herman's rock sensibility, so there's less pulsating, Chuck Berry-style riffing emerging from the mix. Also, the songs are a tad more obtuse -- not that previous Ubu songs weren't, but this collection, with its focus on the pastoral, falls apart when it becomes overly precious. Such is the fate of utopian concept records. Still, this transitional if you want to call it that record offers many rewards, even if as a listener you have to work a little harder to find them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • UPC: 711297155723
  • Catalog Number: 1557
  • Sales rank: 121,909

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Go (3:37)
  2. 2 Rhapsody in Pink (3:36)
  3. 3 Arabia (5:04)
  4. 4 Young Miles In The Basement (4:20)
  5. 5 Misery Goats (2:40)
  6. 6 Loop (3:17)
  7. 7 Rounder (3:24)
  8. 8 Birdies (2:30)
  9. 9 Lost in Art (5:15)
  10. 10 Horses (2:37)
  11. 11 Crush This Horn (3:02)
  12. 12 Arabian Nights (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pere Ubu Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
David Thomas Vocals
Technical Credits
Pere Ubu Composer, Producer
Paul Hamann Producer, Engineer
John Thompson Artwork
John Thompson Jr. Artwork
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