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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:01 AM
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"30 Seconds Over Tokyo"- Pere Ubu
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 04:02 AM by enigmatic
The greatest band ever to come out of my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and one of the greatest bands ever.

"30 Seconds Over Tokyo" was their debut single in 1975, and is still one of the most incredible, chaotic slices of avant-punk ever released; a true masterpiece.

No band ever laid down the soundtrack for the decaying rustbelt scenery of Clevo in the 70's than Pere Ubu; they'll always be one of my favorite bands of all-time..


Flew off early in the haze of dawn
in a metal dragon locked in time,
skimming waves of an underground sea
in some kind of a dream world fantasy

Sun a hot circle on a canopy,
'25 a racing blot on a bright green sea
Ahead the dim blur of an alien land,
time to give ourselves to strange gods' hands

Dark flak spiders bursting in the sky,
reaching twisted claws on every side
No place to run,
no place to hide,
no turning back on a suicide ride

Toy city streets crawling through my sights,
sprouting clumps of mushrooms like a world surreal
This dream won't ever seem to end,
and time seems like it'll never begin
30 seconds,
and a one way ride
30 seconds,
and no place to hide
30 seconds over Tokyo...



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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:48 AM
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1. I wore that vinyl OUT!
Heart of Darkness. Wow that was fucking 30 years ago!
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:11 AM
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4. I know
I can't believe it, either. In some ways it seemss like another lifetime..
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:42 PM
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2. Saw them at the Pirates Cove a coupla times......
Great band....
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:10 AM
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3. I got to meet Peter Laughner twice
through my big brother; saw him play w/ his band Friction (after he left Pere Ubu) at an outdoor show about a year befor he died. The guy is still a God to me; I miss him..
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:14 AM
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5. Hey!
You taking requests tonight?

:hi:
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:18 AM
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7. Hey Shari!
Not tonight; I got home from work too late to get the show rolling off auto-pilot; give me 24 hours and I'll have anything you want for tomorrow's show though!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:14 AM
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6. I never really heard them anywhere else but live at the PC....
Back in the days when yuppies stayed in Rocky River and only the cool, brave or stupid folks wandered down into the flats....

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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:19 AM
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8. Ha!
Remember the WHK Auditorium? I saww Pere Ubu play there in 1976 and it was a life-changing experience for me; saved my musical soul..
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 02:21 AM
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9. I was elected Treasurer of the Cuyahoga County Dem's
there back in 1994...

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