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Ubutique is closed.
Go to our Bandcamp site for Official Bootleg Releases and merchandise.

The Fire Records Bandcamp site sells albums and downloads.
The Download Page has many releases.

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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.

DPK and Soup Shows Available

Go to the DPK Page for access to past episodes - free to Patreon Fannatics and available at a nominal rental for others.

Playlist of DPK Song Videos

Here is a YouTube link to a playlist of DPK song videos from By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki

Allen's EMLs to Studio G

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.
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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.
Tony Maimone

Tyranny Of Fiction

That's the name of Allen Ravenstine's current project. Updates to come as and when.

Tenement Year Reissued

Fire Records has released a limited edition on milky vinyl. Order via Ubutique.

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The Shape Of Things (1976) Manhattan (1977) In The Shadow Of The Aeronautical Shot Peening Co. (1977) The U-Men (1978) Live At The Longhorn (1978) London Texas (1989) On The Road To The Lost Album (1991) Apocalypse Now (1991) By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki

The Sound Of The Sand (1981) Variations On A Theme (1983) More Places Forever (1985) Monster Walks The Winter Lake (1986) Blame The Messenger (1987) EREWHON (1996) Meadville (1996) Monster Box Set Mirror Man (1999) Bay City (2000) Surf's Up! (2001) 18 Monkeys on a Dead Man's Chest (2004) Live Free Or Die (2017)

The Inward City - 15-60-75 Farm Report/City Desk - Wheeler-Ravenstine

Special Projex

The Book Of Hieroglyphs Chinese Whispers Cogs Pere Ubu, The Scrapbook Baptized Into The Buzz

Radio Play of Bring Me The Head Of Ubu Roi Disastodrome 1998 Disastodrome 2003

Mirror Man Bring Me The Head Of Ubu Roi Long Live Père Ubu! - The Spectacle Lost in Art, the Pere Ubu Ballet

It Came From Outer Space X, The Man With X Ray Eyes Carnival Of Souls


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A Buyer's Guide For Newbies

For those wondering what to buy first, next or last.

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David Thomas Solo Projex

Background on Pere Ubu and the Cle Scene

Pere Ubu Press Center

Pere Ubu information,current and recent, also David Thomas and Special Projex.

Pere Ubu Discography

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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

Datapanik TV has premiered

DPK TV (Datapanik TV) kicked off June 5 2020. It's a livestream hosted by David Thomas. All Ubu All The Time - Q&A sessions, unreleased material, insight, unique ideas, exclusive videos and concerts. Go to the Calendar Page for a schedule. $5 a month gets you access. You can delete membership, hassle free, anytime. Become a patron and join by clicking here.

What is Datapanik?

It's surprising to many that the Constitution does not provide for a popular vote to elect the president. The decision is left to individual State legislatures. Those legislatures have decided that a popular vote will determine how that state's electoral ballots will be allocated. It would be, however, arguably Constitutional for a legislature to ignore the popular vote in its state. What is the point? Click here to go to the article.

The Great American Novel by Pere Ubu

"Is there such a thing as "The Great American Novel"? There is an argument to be made that David Thomas, over 45 years and with assorted collaborators, has been writing that very thing and that The Long Goodbye is its final chapter." - Ed Whitelock, Pop Matters

Mission Statement For The Ubutique / Hearpen Download Page

The Loudness War is unabated. The collateral damage cannot be calculated.Sound is fundamental to the individual and social pursuit of culture. The Loudness War reduces Shakespeare to a Fantastic Four comic book, Beethoven to an iPhone ring tone. It decimates the vocabulary of sound. It wipes away its grammar with a flood of slang and impoverished lingo. I choose to not participate. Click here to go to the article.

Manhattan Death Trip

by David Thomas
Be wary of self-proclaimed authorities on cultural events who were not participants in those events, who collect gossip, rely on the memories of the disgruntled and are ever eager for a sensational interpretation of the inconsequential or mundane. Click here to go to the article.

Death Protocols

Read the David Thomas Death Protocols . David wants it on record that we never said The Long Goodbye was a farewell or last album, or that any subsequent tour is a farewell tour.

Paul Hamann (1955-2017)

Paul Hamann died September 14, 2017 in a Cleveland hospice. He was 62. Click here to go to the article.