Charles Aaron
April 09, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Story of My Life

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Imago
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

Whether singing about blast furnaces, train wrecks, or unrequited crushes, Pere Ubu lead singer David Thomas has always ached to be a romantic, but he’s too playfully pained, like Dr. Seuss, crafting skewed metaphors for a skewed world. Story of My Life‘s tense, terse melodies (”Kathleen,” ”Honey Moon,” ”Sleep Walk”) are his band’s most generous yet, putting a jump in your step as well as a lump in your throat. A-

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