Pere Ubu

(Cleveland, Ohio, USA 75 – 82)
also known as The U-Men

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

30 Seconds over Tokyo 7″ (Hearthan, HR 101) recorded Sep-Oct 75, released Nov 75
Tracks: 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Heart Of Darkness

Final Solution 7″ (Hearthan, HR 102) recorded Feb 76, released 76
Tracks: Final Solution, B: Cloud 149

Various Artists – Max’s Kansas City LP (Ram, RAM STEREO 1213) recorded 13-4-76?, released 76
Tracks: Final Solution

Street Waves 7″ (Hearthan, HR 103) recorded Oct 76, released Nov 76
Tracks: Street Waves, My Dark Ages (I Don’t Get Around)

The Modern Dance 7″ (Hearthan, HR 104) recorded Jul 77 & Mar 77*, released Aug 77
Tracks: The Modern Dance, Heaven*

The Modern Dance LP (Blank, 001) recorded Oct 76 – Nov 77, released Jan 78
Tracks: Non-alignment Pact, The Modern Dance, Laughing, Street Waves, Chinese Radiation, Life Stinks, Real World, Over My Head, Sentimental Journey, Humor Me

Datapanik In The Year Zero 12″ EP (Radar, RDR 1) released Apr 78, UK
Tracks: Heart Of Darkness, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Cloud 149, Untitled, Heaven

Dub Housing LP (Chrysalis, CHR 1207) recorded Aug -Sep 78, released Nov 78
Tracks: Navvy, On The Surface, Dub Housing, Caligari’s Mirror, Thriller!, I Will Wait, Drinking Wine Spodyody, (Pa) Ubu Dance Party, Blow Daddy-o, Codex

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Pere Ubu

Demo recorded May 75
Tracks: Pushin Too Hard

Live 12-1-76
Tracks: Heart Of Darkness, Cloud 149, Sentimental Journey, Life Stinks, Final Solution, Pushin’ Too Hard

Mistake, Cleveland 7-4-76
Tracks: Heart Of Darkness, Cloud 149, Gone Gone Gone, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Life Stinks, Final Solution, Pushin Too Hard, The Way She Looks, Doris Day Sings Sentimental Journey, Can’t Believe It, I Wanna Be Your Dog, Heroin / Outro

Live 5-5-78
Tracks: Heroin

Mistake, Cleveland May 76
Tracks: Can’t Believe It, Over My Head, Sentimental Journey

Max’s Kansas City, New York 26-2-77 set #1
Tracks: Heart of Darkness, Street Waves, The Modern Dance, Cloud 149, Laughing, Final Solution, Non-alignment Pact

Max’s Kansas City, New York 26-2-77 set #2
Tracks: My Dark Ages, Heaven, Sentimental Journey, Over My Head, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Life Stinks

Pirate’s Cove, Cleveland 4-8-77
Tracks: 30 Seconds Over Tokyo

Rehearsal recorded 14-10-77 Cleveland
Tracks: Humor Me

Disasto 2, WHK Auditorium, Cleveland 18-2-78
Tracks: Real World, My Dark Ages, Sentimental Journey (part 1), Sentimental Journey (Part 2), Life Stinks

CBGB’s, New York 3-3-78
Tracks: Laughing, My dark ages, Humour me, Street waves, Over my head, Sentimental journey, Life stinks, 30 seconds over tokyo, Heart of darkness, The modern dance, Cloud ’49, Heaven, Real world, Non alignment pact

Jay’s Longhorn Bar, Minneapolis 1-4-78
Tracks: Heart Of Darkness, Modern Dance, Cloud 149, Heaven, Real World, Street Waves, My Dark Ages, Laughing, Humor Me, Over My Head, Sentimental Journey, Life Stinks, Final Solution

Theatre 140, Brussels 5-5-78
Tracks: Street Waves

Marquee Club, London 9-5-78
Tracks: Heart Of Darkness, The Modern Dance, Drinking Wine SpodyOdy, Heaven, Real World, Laughing, Street Waves, Humour Me, Over My Head, Sentimental Journey, Non-Alignment Pact, I Don’t Get Around

Electric Ballroom, London 28-11-78
Tracks: Navvy, Street Waves, Heaven, On The Surface, Dub Housing, Caligari’s Mirror

College of Printing, London 5-12-78
Tracks: Non-Alignment Pact, Laughing

Brunel University, Uxbridge 6-12-78
Tracks: Heart Of Darkness

U-Men

Interstate Mall, Akron Dec 78
Tracks: Heart Of Darkness, Heaven, Modern Dance, Drinking Wine Spodyody, Humor Me

Club Wow? 78
Tracks: I Will Wait , Real World, My Dark Ages, Sentimental Journey, Life Stinks

 

Further Information;

http://www.ubuprojex.com/
http://www.ubudance.com/

Line ups:

75
Dave Thomas (voc)
Tom Herman (gtr/bass)
Scott Kraus (drms)
Allan Ravenstine (keyb)
Tim Wright (gtr/bass)
Peter Laughner (gtr)

76 – 77
Dave Thomas (voc)
Tom Herman (gtr/bass)
Scott Kraus (drms)
Dave Taylor (keyb)
Tim Wright (gtr/bass)
Peter Laughner (gtr)

78 – 79
Allan Ravenstine (keyb)
Dave Thomas (voc)
Tom Herman (gtr/bass)
Scott Kraus (drms)
Tim Wright (gtr/bass)
Alan Greenblatt (gtr)

79 –
Allan Ravenstine (keyb)
Dave Thomas (voc)
Tom Herman (gtr/bass)
Scott Kraus (drms)
Tony Maimone (bass)
[Mayo Thompson (gtr)]

David Thomas, Peter Laughner are ex-Rocket From The Tombs
Tim Wright later in DNA, Peter Laughner later in Friction
Tony Maimone, Mayo Thompson also in Red Crayola

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