Pere Ubu ‎– Song of the Bailing Man (1982)

Song of the Bailing Man is the fifth album by Midwest avant-garde/art-rockers Pere Ubu, released in 1982 on Rough Trade. The album would be the final release from the band’s first span of activity. Musically, the album displays newfound metric density and instrumental tightness, replete with trademark sonic colorization and off-harmonics.

A1. “The Long Walk Home” (2:35)
A2. “Use of a Dog” (3:18)
A3. “Petrified” (2:17)
A4. “Stormy Weather” (3:20)
A5. “West Side Story” (2:47)
A6. “Thoughts That Go by Steam” (3:49)
B1. “Big Ed’s Used Farms” (2:25)
B2. “A Day Such as This” (7:17)
B3. “The Vulgar Boatman Bird” (2:50)
B4. “My Hat” (1:20)
B5. “Horns Are a Dilemma” (4:21)

David Thomas — vocals, writer, artwork
Mayo Thompson — guitar, writer
Allen Ravenstine — analog synthesizer, writer
Tony Maimone — bass, writer
Anton Fier — drums, piano, marimba, percussion, writer

Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton — trumpet
Adam Kidron — producer
Paul Hamann — engineering
Mik Mellen — photography

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