390º Of Simulated Stereo in yellow vinyl!
The Band Of '77 T-shirt, limited edition!
Pere Ubu and Ubu Projex Headlines
Hostile Takeover Bid
“For the last three months, Scott Krauss has been engaged in what I would describe as a hostile takeover bid for Ubu Projex,” David Thomas says. “It’s dependent on a publishing agreement with BMI signed by me when he was still a partner, along with myself and Jim Jones. That paperwork was never corrected by the manager at the time, who, in an email to BMI, fell on his sword taking responsibility for the oversight.” For more click on this link.
Cat Popper has done a cover of Breath. "Very effective version," says David. "Or shall I say, Affective? The distaff angle on Pere Ubu." It can be heard / bought on Bandcamp and elsewhere.
Logo T-shirt in 6 Colors!
The Infamous Ubu Logo T is now available in SIX colourways via our partners at Negative Reality in the USA. Each T is $20, tax included. Click here.
For convenience sake, the fundamental band rules have been gathered together in one place under the heading of 'The Foundation.'
Tony Maimone Albums
Two albums featuring Tony are available: MRT and No Grave Like The Sea by Estelle.
David Cintron Rides Again
David Cintron was Pere Ubu guitarist for the Lady From Shanghai tour dates in the US / Canada in 2013. He served with distinction. He is looking to cover studio costs by participating in a collaborative project selling the 'Together We Are Stronger' t-shirt. His second solo album, Leroy Rides Again, is now available on Bandcamp.
The Pere Ubu Pirate Flag
Pere Ubu is a pirate ship, an entity comprised of equals dedicated to expediting the ship’s purpose. “Land ahoy! Loot, pillage!” Once the job is done, share out the spoils equally to every man, woman or boy onboard, regardless of race, age, sex or capability, and move on to the next destination. This ‘job’ was no different from the work of governments, merchant ships and privateers - in modern terms, corporations, unions and ‘rights’ organizations. “Ship ahoy! Loot, pillage!” A facade of laws and rhetoric legitimized fleets of galleons laden with the gold stripped from native peoples. Laws and rhetoric were contrived to funnel profits to fat cats. Pirate captains led by consensus and could be voted in or out. Sailors in the legitimate world, often kidnapped, received a pittance and were, effectively, slaves, harshly treated. Pirate flags, each unique, displayed coded messages - for example, 'Time is running out. We won't kill if you don't resist.''
Allen Ravenstine's Tyranny Of Fiction
The first two parts of Allen Raventine’s Tyranny of Fiction series have been released, Electron Music / Shore Leave. Allen played the majority of the sampled instruments as well as piano, Moog theremin, a Roland Aerophone and a bevy of synthesizers including a Korg MS20, EML 200, a Doepfer Dark Energy and the Ondes Martenot. Recorded over the internet, collaborators from around the world contributed. Available on limited edition black or orange-colored vinyl, as two cd EPs or as digital download.
Rocket From The Tombs Becomes Pere Ubu
Nick Amster and Howard Kramer, formerly of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, facilitated the return of the multitrack tapes of the 30 Seconds Over Tokyo sessions at Audio Recording from 1975. We are very grateful. Sadly, Nick Amster passed away recently. He was a good friend of the band and of the Beachland Ballroom. Note the track sheet. 'Rocket From The Tombs' is crossed out and 'Pere Ubu' written in.
Allen Ravenstine's EML synthesizers, the EML 101 and the EML 200, are going to live at Tony Maimone's Studio G Brooklyn.
Slideshow of EML pics. Click on arrows.
We've been going over Allen's synths with a fine tooth comb. Mike Rippe replaced the capacitors in both of the power supplies and the 200 is chirping away happily.
The 101 is getting additional TLC. I cleaned and lubricated all the keys which were sticking, now most of them are restored.
The 200 is one of the few synths out there that do not have a keyboard. If you want sounds from it you have to patch the various modules together with patch cords (which you see laying on top of the 101.)
These synths have a totally unique sound. Not Moog, not Roland not Sequential Circuits. Super special.
The latest album by Pere Ubu, The Long Goodbye is the end of a road. David Thomas has been talking about Pere Ubu's journey on the road that passes Satisfied City for many years but he has now declared that they have arrived at the end. Named after Raymond Chandler's novel Mr Thomas says "This wraps up every song and story that Pere Ubu has been telling in different ways for the past forty plus years. It is one definitive hour that provides the answers to the questions we've been asking and delivers it up into what I consider the definitive destination. It is not the end of THE road for Pere Ubu but the beginning of a new road."
By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki
"You haven't heard Pere Ubu until you've heard Pere Ubu live." The album of Pere Ubu's Coed Jail Tour on colored vinyl and cd. "It captures some genuinely thrilling performances. If you've managed to get to 2020 without hearing anything by them, you could do a lot worse than By Order of Mayor Pawlicki. Thank God for Pere Ubu. They were the first, and they'll probably be the last." - Ian Rushbury, Pop Matters