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On October 30, 1981.

On October 30, 1981, “Rough Trade” label released “The Sound of the Sand and Other Songs of the Pedestrian”, the debut David Thomas studio album. It was recorded May – June 1981, at “Regent’s Park” in London, and was produced by Adam Kidron and Peter Walmsley.

Personnel:

The Pedestrians:

  • David Thomas – lead vocals, design
  • Allen Ravenstine – synthesizer
  • Mayo Thompson – accordion
  • Richard Thompson – guitar, dulcimer
  • Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton – trumpet
  • John Greaves – bass guitar 
  • Philip Moxham – bass guitar
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion

The Golden Palominos:

  • Richard Thompson – guitar, dulcimer
  • Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton – trumpet
  • John Greaves – bass guitar, piano
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion

The Trees:

  • Allen Ravenstine – synthesizer
  • Alan Greenblatt – guitar
  • Ralph Carney – saxophone, oboe
  • Paul Hamann – bass guitar
  • Scott Krauss – drums

The Eggs

  • Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton – trumpet
  • Chris Cutler – drums
  • Paul Hamann – engineering
  • Phil Bodger – assistant engineer
  • Adam Kidron – engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Anne Clarke – assistant producer
  • Sue Johnson – assistant producer
  • Martyn Lambert – design
  • Peter Walmsley – design
  • Mik Mellen – photography
  • Shirley O’Loughlin – assistant producer
  • Geoff Travis – executive producer

Track listing:

All lyrics by David Thomas, all music as noted.

  1. The Birds Are a Good Idea – Philip Moxham, David Thomas, Mayo Thompson
  2.  Yiki Tiki – Anton Fier, Mayo Thompson, David Thomas
  3.  The Crickets in the Flats – Anton Fier
  4. Sound of the Sand – Philip Moxham, David Thomas
  5. The New Atom Mine – Anton Fier
  6. Big Dreams – Philip Moxham, David Thomas
  7. Happy to See You – David Thomas
  8. Crush This Horn Part 2 – Anton Fier, David Thomas
  9. Confuse Did – Anton Fier, David Thomas
  10. Sloop John B – traditional
  11. Man’s Best Friend – Anton Fier, David Thomas, Mayo Thompson, Eddie Thornton

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 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 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