Story of Pere Ubu - 11

THE ART OF WALKING, recorded early in 1980, was hailed as a masterpiece by some (including Chris Cutler writing in the "New Musical Express") and dismissed by others as a disintegrating mess. Ironically, the tours during this period, including one with The Gang of Four, were pop-oriented and happy. A feature of the set was "reality dub," in which on-stage disaster was convincingly simulated each night to an extended Motown version of "Not Happy." The "two faces of Ubu," Art and Pop, had been resynthesized but Scott Krauss, frustrated and frustrating, left in 1981. He was replaced by Anton Fier for the second time.