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The Avant Garage - 1979

by Pere Ubu

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    In 1979, Pere Ubu were rapidly expanding their set and new songs were being developed as they were being performed. The year before, Pere Ubu played across the USA and Europe in over 60 gigs. In 1979, they began again in Cleveland with gigs at Pirates Cove and Real World Nite Club, followed by this invitation to play at Cleveland State University in their '1st International Garage Exhibition.' It was, literally, a celebration of garages. Pere Ubu were The Avant Garage, a term that continues to this day. Note: Sentimental Journey at the end has lyrics that would not appear for several years in another song. This recording is from David Thomas' personal archive, consisting of cassettes and cds dating from 1975, released here as part of the Pere Ubu 'official' bootleg releases exclusive to Bandcamp.
    *Gigs on this European tour (and all gigs from 1976) can be viewed via the calendar at ubuprojex.com.
    **Remastered in 2021. Modern Dance was originally included on the 390 Degrees of Simulated Stereo album - due to be reissued in the 2021 Record Store Day.
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    Pere Ubu/Coed Jail T using original art from the 1978 Coed Jail Tours across USA and Europe (back of T) and incorporated into a logo for Pere Ubu (front of T). All artwork by Johnny Dromette.
    T-shirt is Gildan Softstyle Ringspun, black print on 'Heather Red'. Sent from both USA& UK. Canada order from UK for best shipping prices.
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  • First release in the Pere Ubu Discography, 1978. Now reissued via Fire Records and available on Vinyl or CD format.
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    Full album details at: www.ubuprojex.com/pere-ubu-albums/pere-ubu-modern-dance.html

    Tracks: Non-alignment Pact, Modern Dance, Laughing, Street Waves, Chinese Radiation, Life Stinks, Real World, Over My Head, Sentimental Journey, Humor Me

    Pere Ubu (v.3.0)
    David Thomas : vocals, percussion, musette
    Tom Herman : guitar, backing vocals
    Tony Maimone : bass, piano, backing vocals
    Allen Ravenstine : EML 101 & 200 analog synthesizers, sax, tapes
    Scott Krauss : drums
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  • Second release in the Pere Ubu Discography, 1978. Now reissued via Fire Records and available on Vinyl or CD format.
    Note - for Canada, use UK Shop here to save on shipping.
    Full album details at: ubuprojex.com/pere-ubu-albums/pere-ubu-dub-housing.html

    Tracks: Navvy, On The Surface, Dub Housing, Caligari's Mirror, Thriller!, I Will Wait, Drinking Wine Spodyody, (Pa) Ubu Dance Party, Blow Daddy-o, Codex.

    Pere Ubu (v.3.2)
    David Thomas : vocals, Ace-Tone organ, percussion, musette
    Tom Herman : guitar, bass, backing vocals
    Tony Maimone : bass, guitar, piano, organ, backing vocals
    Allen Ravenstine : EML 101 & 200 analog synthesizers, sax
    Scott Krauss : drums, organ, percussion
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    T-shirt with the artwork from the original Final Solution 7" sleeve. Full details can be found at ubuprojex.com/facts/45.html#102
    T-shirt is Gildan Softstyle Ringspun, white print on black. Sent from USA - UK awaiting stock apart from one S. Canada order from UK for best shipping prices.
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    4 remaining

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  • The second Pere Ubu single reissued and available from the UK Ubutique. Originally released April 1976, the original sleeve covers were hand glued by David Thomas. These were done by a machine but all other detail is the same. Send from UK Ubutique - USA awaiting restock.
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  • PERE UBU - The Scrapbook (1975-1982)
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    158 A4 pages that catalogues the beginnings of it all, Rocket From The Tombs fracturing and Pere Ubu forming, going on to their first European Tours and their first record deals. David Thomas relates the history of the band during this time, with asides from the critics, the press, the photos, the art and all the lyrics from 1975-82. Available for shipping from both the US and UK Ubutique. Canada - order from the UK shop to save on postage costs.

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Real World 03:40
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Modern Dance 03:38
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Street Waves 04:04
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Humor Me 02:38
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Heaven 03:16
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Dub Housing 04:00
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Codex 04:03
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Laughing 04:31
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Navvy 02:59
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Over My Head 04:49
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In 1979, Pere Ubu were rapidly expanding their set and new songs were being developed as they were being performed. The year before, Pere Ubu played across the USA and Europe in over 60 gigs. In 1979, they began again in Cleveland with gigs at Pirates Cove and Real World Nite Club, followed by this invitation to play at Cleveland State University in their '1st International Garage Exhibition.' It was, literally, a celebration of garages. Pere Ubu were The Avant Garage, a term that continues to this day. Note: Sentimental Journey at the end has lyrics that would not appear for several years in another song. This recording is from David Thomas' personal archive, consisting of cassettes and cds dating from 1975, released here as part of the Pere Ubu 'official' bootleg releases exclusive to Bandcamp.
*Gigs on this European tour (and all gigs from 1976) can be viewed via the calendar at ubuprojex.com.
**Remastered in 2021. Modern Dance was originally included on the 390 Degrees of Simulated Stereo album - due to be reissued in the 2021 Record Store Day.

credits

released April 30, 2021

Remix and mastering by David Thomas, 2021. Pere Ubu (in 1979) were version v. 3. 2 as can be seen here: www.ubuprojex.com/faqs/timeline.html

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This is the Official Pere Ubu Bootleg page Assembled from lead singer, David Thomas' own cassettes, CDs and sound desk recordings, we will be issuing a year on year history from the archives to present day. Bootleggers are not the pirates: Pere Ubu are the pirates and they sail the good ship Ubu Projex. For all info on Pere Ubu, visit ubuprojex.com ... more

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