There they remain, enjoying a certain amount of success. The eponymous 1984 EP captures them in their original raw state. Conviction is more produced, padding some of the band's acerbic edge with a near-goth gauze. Early Live Life, recorded at various shows in New York and England between '79 and '85, offers a nice assortment of rackety guitar numbers and documents a brief quartet lineup. It's really only with In Gut's House, however, that UT's recording attempts have been completely successful.
This one's nearly as winning a balance of pop-conscious song-structuring and outright-croak as Sonic Youth's EVOL-period. Relatively unknown in the States, UT seems to have splintered some time after the Steve Albini-produced Griller. Which is a drag. They deserved far more hep attention than they got. ~ Phillip Ewing, 80s Retro Music