Story of My Life

Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Imago

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-

Originally posted April 9 1993 — 12:00 AM EDT

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