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Forget Disco and Consider the 70s Avant-Garde

Rock historian Ed Ward says that the 1970s were a wasteland for rock music. But two notable, experimental bands emerged from the era. The Residents' music was bizarre and hollow sounding, while Pere Ubu sought to bring an experimental edge to rock and roll.

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Other segments from the episode on May 23, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 23, 1989: Interview with Tony La Russa; Commentary on the rock bands The Residents and Pere Ubu; Interview with John Lasseter; Review of John le Carre's novel "The…

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