Cogs, The Making of Carnival of Souls by David Thomas

Pere Ubu – The Making of Carnival of Souls – Book

£8.00

PLEASE NOTE: THE PURCHASE OF COGS DOES NOT INCLUDE MP3s OF THE ALBUM CARNIVAL OF SOULS, DESPITE BEING MENTIONED ABOVE. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES.

‘Cogs’ is the 100 page liner note publication accompanying the release of Pere Ubu’s ‘Carnival of Souls.’ David Thomas takes the reader behind the scenes of the album’s conception, with insights into the unique internal workings of this extraordinary band.

“Pere Ubu is a machine. The cogs are aligned so that the engine emphasizes rather than homogenizes the unique contributions of each individual. Frayed nerves, ill-tempered turbulence and unpredictability, provocation and Mayhem, are wired into the apparatus. Here comes the Curve Ball of Discomfort!”

Keith Molin’s diary reveals his uncensored thoughts on the tour, the US visa episode and the album’s incarnation.

With commentary from all of the Pere Ubu musicians, as well as soundman Nadan Rojni?, lyrics and, of course, a stream of footnotes, this is more than an accessory to the music. This is about what can be done when you ignore what may or may not be impossible and just get on with it.

“Hey, batter batter! Swing!”
Here comes the Curve Ball of Discomfort!

Heym batter batter!

Swing!

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