Pere Ubu – Discography

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Pere Ubu is an American rock group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. Despite a variety of long-term and recurring band members, singer David Thomas is the only constant. They released their debut album The Modern Dance in 1978 and followed with several more LPs before disbanding in 1982. Thomas reformed the group in 1987, continuing to record and tour.

Describing their sound as “avant-garage,” Pere Ubu’s work drew inspiration from sources such as musique concrète, 60s rock, performance art, and the industrial environments of the American Midwest. While the band achieved little commercial success, they have exerted a wide influence on subsequent underground music.

Studio albums

1978 – Dub housing [1999, Cooking Vinyl, COOK CD 170]
1978 – The modern dance [1998, DGC, DGCD-25206]
1979 – New picnic time [1999, Cooking Vinyl, COOK CD 171]
1980 – The art of walking [1999, Cooking Vinyl, COOK CD 157]
1982 – Song of the bailing man [1999, Cooking Vinyl, COOK CD 158]
1988 – The tenement year [Fontana, 834 537-2]
1989 – Cloudland [Fontana, 838 237-2]
1991 – Worlds in collision [Fontana, 848 564-2]
1993 – Story of my life [Imago, 72787-21024-2]
1994 – Raygun suitcase [Cooking Vinyl, COOK CD 089]
1998 – Pennsylvania [Cooking Vinyl, CKV 13022]
2002 – St. Arkansas [Glitterhouse, GRCD 554]
2006 – Why I hate women [Smog Veil, SV59CD]
2006 – Why I remix women [Hearpen, HR 119]
2009 – Long live Pere Ubu! (w. Sarah Jane Morris) [Cooking Vinyl, COOK CD 497]
2013 – Lady from Shanghai [Fire Rec., FIRECD290]
2014 – Carnival of souls [Fire Rec., FIRECD358]

EP’s and singles

1988 – We have the technology (CDS) [Fontana, UBUCD 1]
1989 – Breath (Don’t let’s talk about tomorrow) (CDS) [Fontana, UBUCD 4]
1989 – Love love love (Cajun house mix) (CDS) [Fontana, UBU 33]
1989 – Love love love (CDS) [Fontana, UBUCD 3]
1989 – Waiting for Mary (What are we doing here?) (CDS) [Fontana, UBUCD 2]
1991 – I hear they smoke the barbecue (CDS) [Fontana, UBUCD 5]
1991 – Worlds in collision (EP) [Fontana, CDP 514]
1992 – Oh Catherine (CDS) [Fontana, UBU 61]
1995 – Folly of youth see dee + (CDS) [Tim-Kerr, TK95CD111]

Live albums

1976 – The shape of things [2000, Hearpen, HR113]
1979 – X-mas concert at Intersate Mall-Live at Club Wow (as The U-Men) [Tri-City, none]
1981 – 390° of simulated stereo [Rough Trade, ROUGH CD 23]
1989 – One man drives while the other man screams [Rough Trade, ROUGH CD 93]
1999 – Apocalypse now [Cooking Vinyl, COOK CD 185]
2009 – London Texas [ReR Megacorp, ReR U01]
2013 – Live at the Longhorn – April 1, 1978 [Nero’s Neptune, NN008CD]

Compilations

1985 – Terminal tower – an archival collection, nonLP singles & B-sides 1975-1980 [1998, DGC, DGCD-25207]
1995 – The Hearpen singles (4×7” singles) [TK957107]
1996 – Datapanik in the year zero [DGC, DGCD5-24969]

Remastered editions

1978 – The modern dance [2005, Silverline, 284402-2]
1988 – The tenement year [2007, Mercury, 9846251]
1989 – Cloudland [2007, Mercury, 9846415]
1991 – Worlds in collision [2007, Mercury, 9846173]
1993 – Story of my life [2007, Mercury, 9846820]

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