Song of the Bailing Man was Pere Ubu's final LP before their first hiatus in 1982. It featured Red Krayola frontman Mayo Thompson on guitar and Anton Fier on drums. It is, like all Pere Ubu albums, both disturbing and inspired as David Thomas squeaks and squawks over their dislocated garage rock racket.
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7/10 Jack 2nd April 2018
Song of the Bailing Man is an album that is often overlooked; for many fans of Pere Ubu it is their least favourite. This makes sense because it is a different album from the rest. It lacks the Punk edge of the earliest Pere Ubu and it's not as dark as the middle period albums. With Song of the Bailing Man, the group took a brighter, more whimsical approach that was to be carried on by David Thomas in his early solo work. This album stands as Pere Ubu's greatest contribution to the Zolo style with its zany energy and playful, abstract melodies.
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