12 March 2005

Misery Goats

Good to be back after multiple Mac pile-up...
Example


Pere Ubu - Misery Goats

a yousendit presentation


I heard Misery Goats before I knew anything about Alfred Jarry, or about the Crocus Behemoth or the Avant Garage. I heard Misery Goats thinking that Pere Ubu was a guy, a down-on-his-luck torch burner, a tortured loner, probably black, with skin tighter in places than his organs will allow. I imagined him singing Misery Goats in a porch chair rage, perhaps thinking himself a psyched version of Bobby McFerrin, perhaps trying to land a role in an experimental artwork in a Deep South Artbox.

I had in mind that he might be one of those special idiots that some people append with 'savant' to make everyone stop smiling.

Later, I bought the records and found that Pere Ubu were a band named after a play. I saw the singer and he just seemed all wrong; the wrong size (i was hoping at least for someone to look like leather), the wrong hair (David Thomas's was puffed not rain-pasted), the wrong colour.

Weirdly though, I still liked the band and bought all their records. Even the rubbish ones.



BTW, let me know if these yousendit things work. Seems a bit pointless if you're not getting them

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

yousendit works....

John said...

yousendit works....

Anonymous said...

Wondering where the Ubu stage photo came from.... I assume it's not from the legendary 1963 SF Mime Troupe presentation (looks too recent), but thought I'd ask anyway, since the costumes are very similar to the utterly unique ones from that '63 production...

Loki said...

anonymous...sorry don't know where the pic is from...just plucked it from google image without a thought for my moe discerning readers... something makes me think it's Australian for some reason though that could be a dream...

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