Pere Ubu

Cloudland

With Pere Ubu on hiatus since 1982’s excellent Song Of The Bailing Man, David Thomas had recorded a` much-praised solo album and the band had now signed to a major label. In a period of rampant world commercialism, what would happen next? Another crucial era for the band unraveled, Pere Ubu’s journey charted new undulating territory and so began a three-album escapade that retooled our understanding of what pop music is. Things were further obscured with Cloudland when they released “their industrial strength equivalent of a class Beach Boys album from musicians more familiar with factories than surf.”