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ARTIST
TITLE
London Texas
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
RER U01 RER U01
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RELEASE DATE
11/16/2009

"A missing piece of the Ubu jigsaw, and a fine memento of a great band, London Texas is a satisfyingly hi-fi live recording of the sadly short-lived line-up that toured briefly between the arrival of Eric Drew Feldman and the departure of Chris Cutler. Certainly it's the best recording of the Scott, Cutler, Maimone rhythm section - though the whole band is on lean-back-intense concert form. Coming back to it, this was the end of a particular era, of a certain kind of band: the songs are economical and tightly arranged but harmonically elaborated -- with strongly performative and musical underpinning (there's a new aesthetic in place now); it's an approach that takes no prisoners. Then there's the bonus of that scary live energy. Studio recordings just can't do this. London Texas stings like a bee -- in a beret. Play it loud. Special mention -- guitarist Jim Jones; mind-bogglingly great. Recorded 1989; transcription and file mastering by David Thomas; edited by Chris Cutler; CD re-mastering by Bob Drake."