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In May 1989.

In May 1989, “Fontana” label released “Cloudland”, the seventh Pere Ubu studio album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Paul Hamann, Stephen Hague and Daniel Miller.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas – vocals
  • Jim Jones – guitar, backing vocals
  • Allen Ravenstine – EML synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Tony Maimone – bass, backing vocals
  • Chris Cutler – drums
  • Scott Krauss – drums
  • Stephen Hague – keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Breath
  2. Race the Sun
  3. Cry
  4. Why Go It Alone?
  5. Waiting for Mary
  6. Ice Cream Truck
  7. Bus Called Happiness
  8. Monday Night
  9. Love Love Love
  10. Lost Nation Road
  11. Fire
  12. Nevada!
  13. The Wire
  14. Flat
  15. The Waltz
  16. Pushin’

On September 19, 2006.

On September 19, 2006, “Smog Veil” label released “Why I Hate Women”, the thirteenth Pere Ubu album. It was recorded in 2006 and was produced by David Thomas.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas- vocals
  • Keith Moliné- guitar, bass, backing vocals
  • Robert Wheeler – EML synthesizer, theremin
  • Michele Temple – lead vocals, bass
  • Steve Mehlman – drums, clave
  • Rodolphe Burger – stylophone
  • Robert Kidney – lead guitar
  • Jack Kidney – harp, tenor saxophone
  • Andy Diagram- trumpet

Track listing:

  1. Two Girls (One Bar)
  2. Babylonian Warehouses
  3. Blue Velvet
  4. Caroleen
  5. Flames Over Nebraska
  6. Love Song
  7. Mona
  8. My Boyfriend’s Back
  9. Stolen Cadillac
  10. Synth Farm
  11. Texas Overture

On August 19, 1995.

On August 19, 1995, “Tim/Kerr” label released “Ray Gun Suitcase”, the tenth Pere Ubu studio album. It was recorded in 1995 and was produced by David Thomas.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas- vocals, melodeon, musette, auto-cans, ray gun
  • Jim Jones- guitar, keyboard bass, keyboards, spike, sleigh bells, backing vocals
  • Robert Wheeler – EML synthesizers, Ensoniq EPS, theremin
  • Michele Temple – bass guitar, slide bass, guitar, lute
  • Scott Benedict – drums
  • Scott Krauss– drums
  • Garo Yellin – electric cello
  • Paul Hamann – bass guitar, swirl bells

 Track listing:

  1. Folly of Youth – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  2. Electricity – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  3. Beach Boys – Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, Garo Yellin
  4. Turquoise Fins – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  5. Vacuum in My Head – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  6. Memphis – Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, Garo Yellin
  7. Three Things – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  8. Horse – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  9. Don’t Worry – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  10. Ray Gun Suitcase – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  11. Surfer Girl – Brian Wilson
  12. Red Sky – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  13. Montana – Wayne Johnson, Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Garo Yellin
  14. My Friend Is a Stooge for the Media Priests – Paul Hamann, Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas
  15. Down by the River LL – Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Garo Yellin

On March 2, 1998.

On March 2, 1998, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Pennsylvania”, the eleventh Pere Ubu studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by David Thomas.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas– vocals, organ, virtual voices
  • Tom Herman – guitar, bass, tack piano, snare
  • Jim Jones– guitar, bass, organ
  • Robert Wheeler – EML & digital synthesizers, theremin, organ
  • Michele Temple – bass, guitar, organ, piano
  • Steve Mehlman – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Woolie Bullie
  2. Highwaterville
  3. TXT
  4. Urban Lifestyle
  5. Silent Spring
  6. Mr Wheeler
  7. Muddy Waters
  8. Slow
  9. Drive
  10. Indiangiver
  11. Monday Morning
  12. Perfume
  13. Fly’s Eye
  14. The Duke’s Saharan Ambitions
  15. Wheelhouse

 

 

On January 7, 2013.

On January 7, 2013, “Fire Records” label released “Lady from Shanghai”, is the fourteenth Pere Ubu studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by David Thomas.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas− vocals, piano, synthesizers, keyboards, organ
  • Keith Moliné− guitar, bass
  • Robert Wheeler − synthesizers
  • Gagarin − piano, organ, synthesizers
  • Michele Temple − bass, guitar, bells
  • Steve Mehlman – vocals, drums, organ
  • Darryl Boon − clarinet

Track listing:

All tracks by David Thomas, Keith Moliné, Robert Wheeler, Gagarin, Micele Temple, Steve Mehlman and Darry Boon.

  1. Thanks
  2. Free White
  3. Feuksley Ma’am, the Hearing
  4. Mandy
  5. And Then Nothing Happened
  6. Musicians Are Scum
  7. Another One
  8. The Road Trip of Bipasha Ahmed
  9. Lampshade Man
  10. 414 Seconds
  11. The Carpenter Sun

 

On November 17, 1978.

On November 17, 1978, “Chrysalis” label released “Dub Housing”, the second Pere Ubu studio album. It was recorded August – September 1978, and was produced by Ken Hamann, David Thomas, Tom Herman, Tony Maimone, Allen Ravenstein and Scott Krauss. “Trouser Press” described the album as one of the most important post-punk recordings.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas– vocals, organ, EQ, mastering
  • Tom Herman – guitar, bass, organ
  • Tony Maimone– bass, guitar, piano
  • Allen Ravenstine– EML synthesizers, saxophone
  • Scott Krauss– drums
  • Ken Hamann – recording, engineering, EQ, mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Thomas, Tom Herman, Tony Maimone, Allen Ravenstine  and  Scott Krauss.

  1. Navvy
  2. On the Surface
  3. Dub Housing
  4. Caligari’s Mirror
  5. Thriller!
  6. I, Will Wait
  7. Drinking Wine Spodyody
  8. Pa) Ubu Dance Party
  9. Blow Daddy-O
  10. Codex

 

In June 1980.

In June 1980, “Rough Trade” label released “The Art of Walking”, the fourth Pere Ubu album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Ken Hamann, David Thomas, Mayo Thompson, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone and Scott Krauss.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas– lead vocals, Vox Continental Baroque organ, drums
  • Mayo Thompson– guitar, backing and lead vocals, piano
  • Allen Ravenstine– EML synthesizers
  • Tony Maimone– bass, piano, organ
  • Scott Krauss– drums, horn, piano, drum machine

Track listing:

All tracks by David Thomas, Mayo Thompson, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone and Scott Krauss, except where noted.

  1. Go
  2. Rhapsody in Pink
  3. Arabia
  4. Young Miles in the Basement
  5. Misery Goats
  6. Loop
  7. Rounder
  8. Birdies
  9. Lost in Art
  10. Horses – Mayo Thompson
  11. Crush This Horn

In March 1988.

In March 1988, “Fontana” label released “The Tenement Year”, the sixth Pere Ubu studio album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Paul Hammann.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas– vocals, trombone, spike
  • Jim Jones– guitar, backing vocals
  • Allen Ravenstine– EML synthesizer, sax, backing vocals
  • Tony Maimone– bass, backing vocals
  • Chris Cutler– drums, percussion
  • Scott Krauss– drums
  • John Kirkpatrick– Melodeon

Track listing:

  1. Something’s Gotta Give
  2. George Had a Hat
  3. Talk to Me
  4. Busman’s Honeymoon
  5. Say Goodbye
  6. Universal Vibration
  7. Miss You
  8. Dream the Moon
  9. Rhythm King
  10. The Hollow Earth
  11. We Have the Technology

In January 1978.

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In January 1978, “Blank” label released “The Modern Dance”, debut Pere Ubu studio album. It was recorded October 1976; January 1977; November 1977, at “Cleveland Recording” and “Suma Studios” in Cleveland, Ohio, and was produced by David Thomas, Tom Herman, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone, Scott Krauss, Tim Wrightand Ken Hamann.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas– vocals, musette, percussion
  • Tom Herman – guitar, backing vocals
  • Allen Ravenstine– EML 101 & 200 analog synthesizers, saxophone, tapes
  • Tony Maimone– bass, piano, backing vocals
  • Scott Krauss– drums
  • Tim Wright– bass guitar
  • W. Taylor – sleeve artwork
  • Ken Hamann – engineering
  • Mike Bishop – engineering assistance
  • Paul Hamann – engineering assistance
  • Mik Mellen – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Thomas, Tom Herman, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone and Scott Krauss, except where noted.

  1. Non-Alignment Pact
  2. The Modern Dance
  3. Laughing
  4. Street Waves
  5. Chinese Radiation
  6. Life Stinks – Peter Laughner
  7. Real World
  8. Over My Head
  9. Sentimental Journey
  10. Humor Me

 

Pere Ubu: Elitism for the People 1975-1978

Pere Ubu

“Elitism for the People 1975-1978” is a vinyl box set by Pere Ubu that includes “The Modern Dance” and “Dub Housing” LP’s (remastered, both pressed on 180 gram vinyl in 3 mm sleeves), “The Hearpen Singles” (disco sleeve) and “Manhattan” (recorded live at “Max’s Kansas City” 1977, in printed disco sleeve) and an A3 poster from the 1977 “Datapanik” tour. The box also Includes unlimited streaming of “Elitism for the People 1975-1978” via the free “Bandcamp” app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Paul Hamann at “Suma” digitally transferred the original quarter-inch two-track analog master tapes at the highest resolution available, 192 khz / 24 bit. That’s more than four times the audio resolution of CD music. The vinyl was cut directly from those files on the best lathe “Neumann” manufactured.

Label: Fire Records ‎

Release date: August 21, 2015