The Word On: Pere Ubu, Lady from Shanghai


"The tunes, riffs and words might not be quite as impressive as those from the days of yore, but this is still a very arresting example of sonic art: tense and deranged, savage and serrated. "

"By no means mellow; a cacophonous, eerie and uncompromising record, it is nonetheless a rewarding one – even if the rewards are on occasion slightly disturbing."

"It's perversely their most coherent and lucid collection of songs in decades."