Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés 1987-1991
Fire Records FIRELP459, Apr 6 2018, 4 lp box set
Lyrics to The Tenement Year
• Lyrics to Cloudland
• Lyrics to Worlds In Collision
The phrase 'Les haricots sont pas salés' recurs often in cajun and zydeco music. The translation is "The haricot beans aren't salted." a slurring of the first two words gave the name to the style of cajun music, zydeco.
'Songs From The Lost Album' is a collection of B sides, demos for a "roots' project that never happened, and songs from "Cloudland' that wouldn't fit on a vinyl release because of the time limitation of vinyl:
Down By The River
Around The Fire
Like A Rolling Stone
Bang The Drum
Postman Drove A Caddy
Wine Dark Sparks
The B Side
The album Story Of My Life
could not be included because of licensing issues.
The box is dedicated to Nick Hobbs and Dave Bates. Included in the box is an A3 sized Winter In The Firelands poster designed by Johnny Dromette
The songs on these albums were remastered in 2017 by Paul Hamann at Suma studio.
Box packaging designed by John Thompson.
Pere Ubu is
Eric Drew Feldman
"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