FRONT OF 20Y DESIGN 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo
Produced by David Thomas.

Cherry Red Records
Released September 29 2017
CDBRED708, cd
BRED708, vinyl lp

CD $15 plus p+p
CD (UK/EU) £11 plus p+p

VINYL $22 plus p+p
VINYL (UK/EU) £17 plus p+p
"Famously the only constant in Pere Ubu is Thomas himself, and yet from the opening Monkey Bizness, 20 Years... feels like recognisably the same band that recorded classics like Final Solution and Modern Dance... Angular but well-rounded; Pere Ubu remain as paradoxical as ever."- William Pinfold, Record Collector

Five stars - "The record contains nasty little punk songs." - Albert Koch, Musikexpress

"There's no waste on 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo, and there's no chaff, either: for all its experimentalism, it's a tight, taut and lean album overall. It's also really rather good, and an album that shows that even after more than four decades, Pere Ubu can produce music that's more thrilling than the majority of contemporary acts." - Christopher Nosnibor, Aural Aggravation

"And when its all over, you've heard a truly authentic voice." - Blow Up

"Where the likes of Black Keys have brought garage-rock to the Enormodomes and Radiohead have dragged the alternative into the stadiums, Pere Ubu have reined both in and rather than smooth out the edges, they have sharpened the edges' serrated teeth." - James Fleming,

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CD Listing:
  1. Monkey Bizness (2:18)
  2. Funk 49 (1:57)
  3. Prison Of The Senses (2:11)
  4. Toe To Toe (1:34)
  5. The Healer (3:18)
  6. Swampland (1:50)
  7. Plan From Frag 9 (3:18)
  8. Howl (2:59)
  9. Red Eye Blues (1:51)
  10. Walking Again (4:36)
  11. I Can Still See (4:10)
  12. Cold Sweat (3:39)

LP Running Order:
Side 1
  1. Monkey Bizness (2:18)
  2. Funk 49 (1:57)
  3. Prison Of The Senses (2:11)
  4. Toe To Toe (1:34)
  5. The Healer (3:18)
  6. Swampland (1:50)
  7. Plan From Frag 9 (3:18)
Side 2
  1. Howl (2:59)
  2. Red Eye Blues (1:51)
  3. Walking Again (4:36)
  4. I Can Still See (4:10)
  5. Cold Sweat (3:39)
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Release Notes:
Produced by David Thomas
Engineered by Paul Hamann at Suma, Painesville, Ohio
Mastered by Nick Watson at Fluid Mastering, London.
Cut by Nick Watson on a Neumann VMS80
Design by Keith Davey at Altmark Creative
'Russian' photo courtesy of The Wandering Scot
'Hands' photo courtesy of Francesco Gentile

Pere Ubu is:
David Thomas - vocals
Keith Moliné - guitar
Gary Siperko - guitar
Kristof Hahn - steel guitar
Darryl Boon - clarinet and more
Robert Wheeler - analog synths, theremin
Gagarin - digital synths
Michele Temple - bass
Steve Mehlman - drums, and more

Roshi contributed vocals to 'I Can Still See'

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The Vinyl District: Joseph Neff ''a record that barrels forth refreshingly free of premeditation and over calculation, as David Thomas and Pere Ubu instead just make a wildly inventive record while holding true to the humble credo 'we sell soul."'

Record Collector, William Pinfold 'Pere Ubu remain as paradoxical as ever.'

Under The Radar, Steven Wyatt '...embrace the experience and imagine a time when it wasn't a crime for musicians to risk everything-life and limb-to push humanity past religious, governmental, and societal conventions, creating new ways to think, feel, and act.'

Pop Matters, Spyros Stasis "...there is something electrifying about Pere Ubu when the band explores the standard rock form and interprets it through hooking choruses and bombastic verses..."

The Independent, Andy Gill "It's the most animated Ubu has been in ages, with an atmosphere of vertiginous dark energy accreting..."

The Afterword, Tiggerlion +this is easily the best rock album of the year and yet another sensational Pere Ubu release to add to a long list."

Dusted Magazine, Jennifer Kelly "David Thomas and crew have sprung back into the vertiginous anarchy of their earliest days, with the fastest, hardest, rocking-eat set of tunes from Pere Ubu in decades."

A Pessimist is Never Disappointed, Glenn Griffith '...20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo crackles with a uniquely American energy, the sort of fiery out there-ness that musicians routinely reached some decades ago. Thomas, a legend, manages to keep this sort of thing fresh. '

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