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FRONT OF Les Haricots DESIGN Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés
Pere Ubu 1987-1991


Fire Records
Released April 6 2018
FIRELP459, 4 lp (vinyl) box set


"Reminders of the consistent greatness of David Thomas and his evolving team of players, and testaments from an age when post-punk found itself morphing into alt-rock, the 3 studio albums on Les Haricots Sont Pas Sales 1987-1991 are all superb." A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed

"Having the Fontana releases reengineered and packaged together form a more accessible entry point for most than even the bands earliest works. Ubu enthusiasts either embrace or ignore this phase, though Tenement was universally applauded, but it's a part of their history that deserves the best preservation possible. And that's exactly what Hamann did as one of his last acts. It also serves as a study for Ravenstine's influence within the band with him ultimately replaced down the road by the equally capable Robert Wheeler who is still with them to this day. There's something here for everyone and The Tenement Year along with the last half of Worlds in particular put quite a few spices in the pot." Soundblab
Contents:
  • The Tenement Year, vinyl lp
    Side One
    Something's Gotta Give
    George Had A Hat
    Talk To Me
    Busman's Honeymoon
    Say Goodbye
    Side Two
    Universal Vibration
    Miss You
    Dream The Moon
    Rhythm King
    The Hollow Earth
    We Have The Technology
  • Cloudland, vinyl lp
    Side One
    Breath
    Race The Sun
    Cry
    Why Go It Alone?
    Waiting For Mary
    Ice Cream Truck
    Bus Called Happiness
    Side Two
    Love Love Love
    Lost Nation Road
    Nevada!
    Flat
    The Waltz
    Pushin
    Monday Night
  • Worlds In Collision, vinyl lp
    Side One
    Oh Catherine
    I Hear They Smoke The Barbecue
    Turpentine!
    Goodnite Irene
    Mirror Man
    Don't Look Back
    Side Two
    Worlds In Collision
    Life Of Riley
    Over The Moon
    Cry Cry Cry
    Playback
    Nobody Knows
    Winter In The Firelands
  • Songs From The Lost Album, vinyl lp
    Side One
    Down By The River
    Around The Fire
    Like A Rolling Stone
    Invisible Man
    Fedora Satellite
    Fire
    Side Two
    Bang The Drum
    Postman Drove A Caddy
    Wine Dark Sparks
    The Wire
    The B Side
  • A3 sized Winter In The Firelands poster by Johnny Dromette

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Background:
The phrase ''Les haricots sont pas salés' recurs often in cajun music. The translation is "The haricot beans aren't salted." a slurring of the first two words gave the name to a style of cajun music, zydeco.

The songs on these albums were remastered in 2017 by Paul Hamann at Suma studio. 'Songs From The Lost Album' is a collection of B sides, demos for a "roots' project that never happened, and songs from "Cloudland' that won't fit on a vinyl release because of the time limitation of vinyl.

The album Story Of My Life could not be included because of licensing issues.

Pere Ubu is Chris Cutler, Eric Drew Feldman, Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Tony Maimone, Allen Ravenstine and David Thomas. .

Box packaging designed by John Thompson.

This box is dedicated to Nick Hobbs and Dave Bates.

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