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Pere Ubu/John Cale

While “art rock” is usually neither, Pere Ubu and John Cale are both. Sure, the first time you hear Pere Ubu’s plump, stately David Thomas crooning like an aroused mountain goat in hot pursuit of Allen Ravensteine’s spooky synthesizer fills, these newly revitalized Ohio veterans might seem like long shots to get your mojo working. […]

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Ramones/Iggy Pop

With midlife crises this interesting, who needs Thirtysomething? Too old and crotchety to be a character in his own band’s songs, yet too nimble and smart to take his “Golden Boys of Punk” tour to Vegas, Joey Ramone regenerates his myth by taking his gang of lovably unchanging street geeks through the same old motions […]