Pere Ubu – By Order of Mayor Pawlicki


Pere Ubu are justifiably famed for their live albums (eight prior to this I believe). This album features early songs from the period 1975-1982 and comes across with a pleasing mixture of intensity and delicacy. 

 Dave Thomas, it has to be said, is a true original. No clichéd stage banter here. There is a bonus disc of encores which I love as it features classics like Kick Out The Jams done as only Pere Ubu can!

This is the way to do a live album-play from the heart!

Steve Earles is author and co-author of numerous projects, including To End All Wars: The WWI Graphic Anthology, available summer 2014 (

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