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The 2022 Pere Ubu Calendar is now available thru Ubutique in both hardback and softback!

"Other than the music, the books and some shirts, it's the best thing to come from Pere Ubu." - A Fan

European customers - as well as everyone else in the world - can buy it from our Hearpen Shop hosted by Lulu (the printers) with factories in, or local, to your country.

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Pere Ubu are performing in a one-off night of wall-to-wall music and poems with their own version of ‘Canterbury Tales.’ David Thomas says, “Canterbury to California, Chaucer to Kerouac. The Road leads to Redemptionville.” He adds the advice, “Hang a left.”
Pere Ubu’s latest box set is due to be released in March 2022 and their set will include songs from that release, including ‘Carnival Of Souls,’ as used in The American Horror Story, Why I LUV Women, Lady From Shanghai and the rock opera, ‘Long Live Pere Ubu.’
Bob Holman, founder and world renowned owner of the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, will be introducing the evening and participating sporadically throughout. David Thomas will be wearing both caps - both as lead singer of Pere Ubu and as lead singer of David Thomas and the two pale boys. The acclaimed Rats On Rafts will be flying in to perform their exclusive live cover of Pere Ubu’s ‘Visions Of The Moon,’ followed by songs from their new album.
Pere Ubu are David Thomas (vocals), Keith Moliné (guitar and bass), Gagarin (synth), Alex Ward (clarinet and guitar) and the inimitable Mr Chris Cutler on drums and percussion. Two pale boys will be David Thomas, Keith Moliné, Gagarin and Andy Diagram (James) in a long anticipated return to their very unique songs and improvisations.
“We plan to come and go with special guest performers, and probably some chaos thrown in for good measure,” continues David Thomas. “David Sefton has curated some of our previous shows including Disastodrome, so we only have to concentrate on the creativity as he is the best at what he does, as far as we are concerned. All we know is that it will never happen again and we won’t stop until we’re satisfied it’s over. Buckle up.”
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Europe Is Gone!

European postal / customs authorities will not deliver mail orders from the rest of the world. We obeyed all the rules, did all the paperwork, and the mail disappeared. We can no longer take orders from European countries. If there is an international postal facility in your town, go down and check the dumpsters - you will find all sorts of cool stuff dumped. Remember, we - you and us - are normal men and women just trying to get on with our lives. Governments - along with Twitter, Facebook and others - can't abide that idea. We continue to work the problem. Like the pirates we are, we see the EU as a fat monkey waiting to be plundered.

Pennsylvania & St Arkansas Remixes on Ubutique!

The colored vinyl and cd releases are available now via ubutique.

DPK Latest Episode Available For Public Viewing

The August 22 2021 DPK broadcast of its David Thomas Special is available for viewing on YouTube. Go to the DPK Page located on for access to past episodes - free to Patreon Fannatics and available at a nominal rental for others.


The Radio Shall Set You Free

It's a 'radio edit' of Dark (Saint Arkansas) from David Thomas. Download it from our page on Bandcamp. There's a video from Kiersty Boon available here. If you work in radio and want a download for airplay, write to us. Coming in September are remixes of the Pennsylvania and St Arkansas albums on cd and colored vinyl.

Pennsylvania Remix / Reissue Podcast With David Thomas

David talks about Pennsylvania. Hear the podcast here.

Hostile Takeover Bid

“For the last three months, Scott Krauss has been engaged in what I would describe as a hostile takeover bid for Ubu Projex,” David Thomas says. “It’s dependent on a publishing agreement with BMI signed by me when he was still a partner, along with myself and Jim Jones. That paperwork was never corrected by the manager at the time, who, in an email to BMI, fell on his sword taking responsibility for the oversight.” For more click on this link.

Videos Page Uploaded

A page has been added compiling, eventually, the Pere Ubu videos composed by Kiersty Boon, aka Communex.

Read the June 20 2021 Agreement

This Agreement signed by all current and past members of the band, or the beneficiaries, except for Scott Krauss, embodies 'The Rules' of Ubu Projex as set out over the last 40-odd years.

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Cat Popper's Breath

Cat Popper has done a cover of Breath. "Very effective version," says David. "Or shall I say, Affective? The distaff angle on Pere Ubu." It can be heard / bought on Bandcamp and elsewhere.

Logo T-shirt in 6 Colors!

The Infamous Ubu Logo T is now available in SIX colourways via our partners at Negative Reality in the USA. Each T is $20, tax included. Click here.

The Rules

For convenience sake, the fundamental band rules have been gathered together in one place under the heading of 'The Foundation.'

Tony Maimone Albums

Two albums featuring Tony are available: MRT and No Grave Like The Sea by Estelle.

David Cintron Rides Again

cintroncover David Cintron was Pere Ubu guitarist for the Lady From Shanghai tour dates in the US / Canada in 2013. He served with distinction. He is looking to cover studio costs by participating in a collaborative project selling the 'Together We Are Stronger' t-shirt. His second solo album, Leroy Rides Again, is now available on Bandcamp.

Allen Ravenstine's Tyranny Of Fiction

electron The first two parts of Allen Raventine’s Tyranny of Fiction series have been released, Electron Music / Shore Leave. Allen played the majority of the sampled instruments as well as piano, Moog theremin, a Roland Aerophone and a bevy of synthesizers including a Korg MS20, EML 200, a Doepfer Dark Energy and the Ondes Martenot. Recorded over the internet, collaborators from around the world contributed. Available on limited edition black or orange-colored vinyl, as two cd EPs or as digital download.

Rocket From The Tombs Becomes Pere Ubu

Nick Amster and Howard Kramer, formerly of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, facilitated the return of the multitrack tapes of the 30 Seconds Over Tokyo sessions at Audio Recording from 1975. We are very grateful. Sadly, Nick Amster passed away recently. He was a good friend of the band and of the Beachland Ballroom. Note the track sheet. 'Rocket From The Tombs' is crossed out and 'Pere Ubu' written in.

Allen's EMLs to Studio G

Allen Ravenstine's EML synthesizers, the EML 101 and the EML 200, are going to live at Tony Maimone's Studio G Brooklyn.

Slideshow of EML pics. Click on arrows.
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We've been going over Allen's synths with a fine tooth comb. Mike Rippe replaced the capacitors in both of the power supplies and the 200 is chirping away happily.
The 101 is getting additional TLC. I cleaned and lubricated all the keys which were sticking, now most of them are restored.
The 200 is one of the few synths out there that do not have a keyboard. If you want sounds from it you have to patch the various modules together with patch cords (which you see laying on top of the 101.)
These synths have a totally unique sound. Not Moog, not Roland not Sequential Circuits. Super special.
Tony Maimone

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Special Projex

The Book Of Hieroglyphs Chinese Whispers Cogs Pere Ubu, The Scrapbook Baptized Into The Buzz

Bring Me The Head Of Ubu Roi Disastodrome 1998 Disastodrome 2003 Long Live Père Ubu! - The Spectacle Lost in Art, the Pere Ubu Ballet It Came From Outer Space X, The Man With X Ray Eyes Carnival Of Souls


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Fan Input mouseover-button iPod Ubu Geography Lessons Pere Ubu Spotted in the Real World


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The Story of Pere Ubu

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Rocket From The Tombs

Pere Ubu,
A Buyer's Guide For Newbies

For those wondering what to buy first, next or last.

Pere Ubu Press Center

Pere Ubu information,current and recent, also David Thomas and Special Projex.

Pere Ubu Discography

Audio Downloads

The Pere Ubu Pirate Flag

pirate flagPere Ubu is a pirate ship, an entity comprised of equals dedicated to expediting the ship’s purpose. “Land ahoy! Loot, pillage!” Once the job is done, share out the spoils equally to every man, woman or boy onboard, regardless of race, age, sex or capability, and move on to the next destination. This ‘job’ was no different from the work of governments, merchant ships and privateers - in modern terms, corporations, unions and ‘rights’ organizations. “Ship ahoy! Loot, pillage!” A facade of laws and rhetoric legitimized fleets of galleons laden with the gold stripped from native peoples. Laws and rhetoric were contrived to funnel profits to fat cats. Pirate captains led by consensus and could be voted in or out. Sailors in the legitimate world, often kidnapped, received a pittance and were, effectively, slaves, harshly treated. Pirate flags, each unique, displayed coded messages - for example, 'Time is running out. We won't kill if you don't resist.''

The Long Goodbye

Pere Ubu album art The latest album by Pere Ubu, The Long Goodbye is the end of a road. David Thomas has been talking about Pere Ubu's journey on the road that passes Satisfied City for many years but he has now declared that they have arrived at the end. Named after Raymond Chandler's novel Mr Thomas says "This wraps up every song and story that Pere Ubu has been telling in different ways for the past forty plus years. It is one definitive hour that provides the answers to the questions we've been asking and delivers it up into what I consider the definitive destination. It is not the end of THE road for Pere Ubu but the beginning of a new road."

Paul Hamann (1955-2017)

Paul Hamann died September 14, 2017 in a Cleveland hospice. He was 62. Click here to go to the article.