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England
Show: GRANGE HILL, Series 2 Episode 7
Date: 1979
Network: BBC
Song: At approximately 11:39, "The Modern Dance" is scrawled on a blackboard by a student. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kQuJLwY8Mk

England
Show: ROLAND THE RAT
Date: Taped May 8 1988, aired July 11 1988
Network: BBC1
Song: "We Have The Technology" lip synched.
Roland The Rat was a wise-cracking puppet. The format was a talk show origininating from Roland's subterranean lair. Roland had some puppet buddies, introduced cartoons & stared in adventures. "Roland" was a Pere Ubu fan, hence the somewhat unexpected invitation. http://www.ratfans.com/Pere_Ubu.htm

England
Show: BIG WORLD CAFE
Date: March 14 1989
Network: Channel 4
Songs: "Breath" & "Waiting For Mary" live performance.
Street-cred rock show format.

England
Show: CLUB X
Date:
Network: Channel 4
Song: "Ice Cream Truck" lip synched
Ghastly youth-oriented street-cred magazine format. Hideous. Hideous. Hideous. Infamous.

France
Show:
Date: April 28 1988
Network:
Songs: "We Have The Technology" & "Say Goodbye" lip synched.
Taped in Rennes (Ubu's ancestral home). Free-form freakout. No attempt at any convention.

USA
Show: NIGHT MUSIC
Date: October 15 1989
Network: NBC
Songs: "Breath," "What Happened To Me" & "Waiting For Mary" live performances.
"What Happened To Me" featured David Thomas joined by David Sanborn & Loudon Wainwright. Ubu was joined by Debbie Harry & David Sanborn on "Waiting For Mary."

Show: LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
Date: September 11 1991
Network: NBC
Song: "Oh Catherine" live performance.

Show: LIL' RATSO
Date:
Network: A Chicago cable tv kids show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvxJdTrDXik&feature=youtu.be
Song: Interview with David Thomas

Show: AMERICAN HORROR STORY
Date: October 22 2014, Series 4, Episodes 3 and 4
Network:
Song: 'Road To Utah' (recurring theme for Edward Mordrake) and 'Carnival' (Twisty The Clown’s theme).

Ubu Song Videos

We Have The Technology - Produced by John Thompson. Filmed in London.
Waiting For Mary - Produced by Thompson. Directed by Chuck Statler in Minneapolis.
Breath - Produced by Thompson. Directed by Statler. Filmed at Orange Show, Houston.
Love Love Love - Produced by John Thompson. Directed by Chuck Statler in Minneapolis.
Smoke The BBQ - Produced & directed by John Thompson. Filmed in Cleveland.
Oh Catherine - Produced & directed by John Thompson. Filmed in Los Angeles.
Sleepwalk - Produced & directed by Adam Bernstein. Filmed in Cleveland.
Folly of Youth - Constructed by David Thomas, John Thompson & Jim Riccardi. Filmed in Cleveland.

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