"A lot of people see music in terms of opposite poles," the artist explains. "Axis with opposite poles. At one pole you've got art, and at the other end of that axis you've got rock. On another axis you've got improvisation at one end and at the other end you've got orchestration. So what I've wanted to do, what I've been working toward --if I can get conceptual here for a minute--is this: if you put those two axis at right angles and spin 'em around, you've got a spere. I've wanted to have a band again that could opeate at ease, with familiarity, at any point in that sphere."
David Thomas has been heading this direction for nearly ten years now. Beginning in Ohio with Pere Ubu, a group Thomas now says was almost universally misunderstood ("That bleak industrial wasteland stuff was all wrong," he says.), through the first two Pedestrians LPs and two vocal performance projects, Thomas has been headed for More Places Forever.
- from the Twin/Tone bio for "More Places Forever" (1985)
More Places Forever
Monster Walks the Winter Lake
Twin/Tone Records - TTR 8667
Blame The Messenger
Twin/Tone Records - TTR 87105
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Pere Ubu: Terminal Tower
Twin/Tone Records - TTR 8561
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