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DIYZ EP cover Datapanik In The Year Zero
(April 1978)

Produced by Pere Ubu and Ken Hamann.

Out of print.

These songs are available on vinyl as part of the Elitism For The People box set.
Songs:
  1. Heart Of Darkness
  2. 30 Seconds Over Tokyo
  3. Cloud 149
  4. Untitled
  5. Heaven
Links and Background:

Artwork by John Thompson. Photos by Mik Mellen.

30 Seconds Over Tokyo and Heart of Darkness
Pere Ubu (v.1.0): Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Peter Laughner, Allen Ravenstine, David Thomas and Tim Wright.
Originally released as Hearthan Records HR101 in the USA, 1975.
The ending to Heart of Darkness is faded early on the Radar Records release.
Engineered by Bill Cavanaugh at Audio Recording.
30 Seconds Over Tokyo written by Thomas - Laughner - O'Connor.
Heart of Darkness written by Herman - Laughner - Thomas - Wright.
Published ©1975 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in US/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in the Rest of World.


Cloud 149
Pere Ubu (v.1.1): Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Peter Laughner, Dave Taylor, David Thomas and Tim Wright.
Originally released on the b side to Final Solution as Hearpen Records HR102 in the USA, March 1976.
Engineered by Ken Hamann at Cleveland Recording.
Cloud 149 written by Herman - Krauss - Laughner - Taylor - Thomas - Wright.
Published ©1976 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in USA/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in Rest of World.


Untitled
Pere Ubu (v.2.0): Alan Greenblatt, Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Allen Ravenstine, David Thomas and Tim Wright.
Originally released on Datapanik In The Year Zero (Radar Records RDR1) in the UK, April 1978.
Engineered by Mike Bishop at Cleveland Recording in June 1976.
Written by Herman - Krauss - Ravenstine - Thomas - Wright.
Published ©1976 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in USA/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in Rest of World.


Heaven
Pere Ubu (v.3.0): Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Tony Maimone, Allen Ravenstine and David Thomas.
Originally released as the b side to Modern Dance on Hearpen Records HR104 in the USA, August 1977.
Engineered by Ken Hamann at Cleveland Recording.
Written by Herman - Krauss - Maimone - Ravenstine - Thomas.
Published ©1977 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in USA/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in Rest of World.

  • Release History
  • Radar Records RDR1
    • (UK) April 1978 12" vinyl ep.
    • (New Zealand) October 1978 12" vinyl ep.

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390 Degrees cover 390 Degrees Of Simulated Stereo

Out of print.

Available only as an audio download from hearpen.com.
Songs:
  1. Non-alignment Pact (3:45)
  2. Street Waves (4:08)
  3. Real World (4:05)
  4. My Dark Ages (5:32)
  5. Modern Dance (3:33)
  6. Humor Me (2:44)
  7. Heart of Darkness (4:07)
  8. Laughing (5:15)
  9. Can't Believe It (2:16)
  10. Over My Head (4:46)
  11. Sentimental Journey (4:53)
  12. 30 Seconds Over Tokyo (5:42)
Links and Background:
The Bootleg Sound

Tapes transcribed by Paul Hamann at Suma.
Artwork by David Thomas.
Photo by Mik Mellen.

Nonalignment Pact, Heart of Darkness, and Laughing
Recorded Dec 5 and 6 1978 by a 24-track mobile truck at the London College of Printing. Soundman was Paul Hamann.

Street Waves
Recorded May 5 1978 by Radio Crocodile at Theatre 140, Brussels, Belgium.

Real World and My Dark Ages
Recorded Feb 18 1978 on a reel-to-reel tape machine at Disasto 2, WHK Auditorium, Cleveland. Soundman was Pat Ryan.

Modern Dance
Recorded Mar 2 1979 on a cassette recorder at the 1st International Garage Exhibition, Cleveland State University. The event was the origin of the "Avant Garage."

Humor Me
Recorded Oct 14 1977 on one channel of a reel-to-reel tape machine at the Ubu rehearsal loft, West 6th Street, Cleveland OH. This is an early version of the song with largely mumbled phonetics for lyrics.

Can't Believe It, Over My Head and Sentimental Journey
Recorded April or May 1976 on a cassette recorder at The Mistake, Cleveland, Ohio. Currently only available via The Shape Of Things.

30 Seconds Over Tokyo
Recorded August 4 1977 on a reel-to-reel tape machine at The Pirate's Cove. Soundman was Pat Ryan.
  • Release History
  • Rough Trade Records
    • (UK) Rough 23 3/81 vinyl lp.
    • (US) Rough US 10 9/81 vinyl lp.
    • (Japan) Rough Trade / Japan Records RTL-7 1981 vinyl lp.
    • (Italy) Base Record 1981 vinyl lp (blue cover).
    • (UK) Rough CD 23 1989 cd.
    • (US) Rough US 10 1989 cd.

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Terminal Tower cover Terminal Tower
(1985)


Out of print.

The Hearpen singles are available on vinyl as part of the Elitism For The People box set.
Andy Gill, NME, 11/30/85
Yet by 1978 they had achieved what no other group would even attempt, before or since, they had become the world's only expressionist Rock `n` Roll band, harnessing a range of rock and musique concrete elements together in a sound which drew its power from, and worked on, levels of consciousness previously untouched by popular music. The music Ubu made in 1978 was heart and soul, body and mind, in one.

Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 11/30/85
I have an idea that, when the final card is dealt and the last chip hurled into the centre, Pere Ubu will be looked back on as the most important group to have come out of America in the last decade and a half. Either that or they will be entirely forgotten...Some of the greatest moments from the constantly reshaping line-up are certainly pinned down here, and it's only when they ARE paraded next to one another that you realise just how widely influential Ubu have been...this is darned near to being the most important record you'll buy all year.
Songs:
  1. Heart of Darkness (4:44)
  2. Final Solution (4:57)
  3. Untitled (3:28)
  4. Heaven (3:05)
  5. The Book Is On The Table (4:08)
  6. 30 Seconds Over Tokyo (6:19)
  7. Cloud 149 (2:37)
  8. My Dark Ages (4:00)
  9. Humor Me (live) (3:01)
  10. Not Happy (3:26)
  11. Lonesome Cowboy Dave (1:53)
Links and Background:
Bug ReportLyrics

The album collects the Hearpen singles from 1975 to 1977, the rarity "Untitled", the Chrysalis B-sides, and the Rough Trade single. There are some quality issues with Rough Trade and Twin Tone releases. See The Bug Report.

Digital transfer and eq by David Thomas & Paul Hamann at Suma in 1994.
Original artwork and photos by Mik Mellen.
Reissue package designed by John Thompson.

30 Seconds Over Tokyo and Heart of Darkness
Pere Ubu (v.1.0): Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Peter Laughner, Allen Ravenstine, David Thomas and Tim Wright.
Originally released as Hearthan Records HR101 in the USA, 1975. Engineered by Bill Cavanaugh at Audio Recording.
30 Seconds Over Tokyo written by Thomas - Laughner - O'Connor.
Heart of Darkness written by Herman - Laughner - Thomas - Wright.
Published ©1975 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in US/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in the Rest of World.


Final Solution and Cloud 149
Pere Ubu (v.1.1): Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Peter Laughner, Dave Taylor, David Thomas and Tim Wright.
Originally released as Hearpen Records HR102 in the USA, March 1976. Engineered by Ken Hamann at Cleveland Recording.
Final Solution written by Bell - Herman - Krauss - Laughner - Taylor - Thomas - Wright.
Cloud 149 written by Herman - Krauss - Laughner - Taylor - Thomas - Wright.
Published ©1976 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in USA/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in Rest of World.


Untitled
Pere Ubu (v.2.0): Alan Greenblatt, Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Allen Ravenstine, David Thomas and Tim Wright.
Originally released on Datapanik In The Year Zero (Radar Records RDR1) in the UK, April 1978. Engineered by Mike Bishop at Cleveland Recording in June 1976.
Written by Herman - Krauss - Ravenstine - Thomas - Wright.
Published ©1976 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in USA/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in Rest of World.


My Dark Ages
Pere Ubu (v.3.0): Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Tony Maimone, Allen Ravenstine and David Thomas.
Originally released as the b side to Street Waves on Hearpen Records HR103 in the USA, 1976. Engineered by Ken Hamann at Cleveland Recording.
Written by Herman - Krauss - Maimone - Ravenstine - Thomas.
Published ©1976 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in USA/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in Rest of World.


Heaven
Pere Ubu (v.3.0): Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Tony Maimone, Allen Ravenstine and David Thomas.
Originally released as the b side to Modern Dance on Hearpen Records HR104 in the USA, August 1977. Engineered by Ken Hamann at Cleveland Recording.
Written by Herman - Krauss - Maimone - Ravenstine - Thomas.
Published ©1977 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in USA/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in Rest of World.


Humor Me and The Book Is On The Table
Pere Ubu (v.3.0): Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Tony Maimone, Allen Ravenstine and David Thomas.
Originally released as the b side to The Fabulous Sequel on Chrysalis Records CHS2372 in the UK, October 1979. Engineered by Ken Hamann at Cleveland Recording. Humor Me recorded December 5 1978 in concert at London College of Printing, London.
Written by Herman - Krauss - Maimone - Ravenstine - Thomas.
Published ©1979 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in USA/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in Rest of World.


Not Happy and Lonesome Cowboy Dave
Pere Ubu (v.4.0): Scott Krauss, Tony Maimone, Allen Ravenstine, David Thomas and Mayo Thompson.
Originally released as Rough Trade Records RT066 in the UK, Feb '81. Engineered by Paul Hamann at Cleveland Recording. Mixed by Adam Kidron, Geoff Travis and Mayo Thompson in London.
NB. The 1985 release on Rough Trade and Twin Tone substituted the hitherto unreleased Suma mixes of these tracks by David Thomas.
Written by Krauss - Maimone - Ravenstine - Thomas - Thompson.
Published ©1980 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex/Copyright Control 1980 in USA/Canada, and Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd 1980 in Rest of World.
  • Release History
  • Rough Trade Records Rough 83 (UK) 1985 vinyl lp.
  • Twin Tone Records
    • (US) TTR8561 1985 vinyl lp.
    • (US) TTRCD8561 1985 cd.
  • Get Back Records
    • (Italy) GET 73 4/99 vinyl lp (180g).
    • (Italy) GET 90073 2004 red-vinyl lp (140g) "lo-cost" logo on sleeve.
  • Bomba Records BOM813 (Japan) 6/28/98 cd.
  • RTI Records CKV 2115 2 (Italy) cd.
  • Cooking Vinyl Cook CD142 (ROW) 6/98 cd.
  • Geffen (US) June 1998 cd.

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1 MAN cover One Man Drives While The Other Man Screams
(1989)


Hearpen HR117 4/5/04 cd.
Ubutique stocks the cd at $11.
Songs:
  1. Navvy (2:53)
  2. Street Waves (4:16)
  3. Heaven (3:09)
  4. On The Surface (2:37)
  5. Dub Housing (5:10)
  6. Caligari's Mirror (3:58)
  7. Small Was Fast (3:19)
  8. Misery Goats (2:49)
  9. Go (3:57)
  10. Ubu Dance Party (4:32)
  11. Birdies (3:06)
  12. Rhapsody In Pink (5:21)
  13. Codex (2:29)
Links and Background:
Reissue edit and mastering by David Thomas at Suma with Paul Hamann engineering.
Re-packaging by John Thompson / idrome.
Original artwork by John Thompson.
Photos by Kathy Ward and John Thompson.

Navvy, Street Waves, Heaven, On The Surface, Dub Housing and Caligari's Mirror
Recorded November 28 1978 at The Electric Ballroom, London. The recording was made by a cassette recorder with a direct line from the mixing desk. The soundman was Paul Hamann. The band was David Thomas, Tom Herman, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone and Scott Krauss.

Small Was Fast, Misery Goats, Go, Ubu Dance Party and Birdies
Recorded 4-track July 1980 at The Mistake, Cleveland, by Mike Bishop. They were mixed by Paul Hamann at Suma. The soundman was Paul Hamann. The band was David Thomas, Mayo Thompson, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone and Scott Krauss.

Rhapsody In Pink and Codex
Recorded March 1981 on a cassette recorder with a direct line from the mixing desk at the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. The band was David Thomas, Mayo Thompson, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone and Scott Krauss.

Navvy, Street Waves, Heaven, On The Surface, Dub Housing, Caligari's Mirror, Small Was Fast, Ubu Dance Party and Codex written by Herman - Krauss - Maimone - Thomas - Ravenstine.
©1978 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex in USA/Canada.
©1978 Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in Rest of World.

Go, Misery Goats, Birdies and Rhapsody In Pink written by Krauss - Maimone - Ravenstine - Thomas - Thompson.
©1980 Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex / Music Language in US/Canada.
©1980 Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd in Rest of World.
  • Release History
  • Rough Trade Records
    • (UK) Rough CD 93 1989 cd.
    • (US) Rough US 61 1989 cd.

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