Date: Taped May 8 1988, aired July 11 1988 Network: BBC1 Song: "We Have The Technology" lip synched. Roland The Rat was a wise-cracking puppet. The format was a talk show origininating from Roland's subterranean lair. Roland had some puppet buddies, introduced cartoons & stared in adventures. "Roland" was a Pere Ubu fan, hence the somewhat unexpected invitation. http://www.ratfans.com/Pere_Ubu.htm
Show: BIG WORLD CAFE
Date: March 14 1989 Network: Channel 4 Songs: "Breath" & "Waiting For Mary" live performance. Street-cred rock show format.
Date: April 28 1988 Network: ? Songs: "We Have The Technology" & "Say Goodbye" lip synched. Taped in Rennes (Ubu's ancestral home). Free-form freakout. No attempt at any convention.
Show: NIGHT MUSIC
Date: October 15 1989 Network: NBC Songs: "Breath," "What Happened To Me" & "Waiting For Mary" live performances. "What Happened To Me" featured David Thomas joined by David Sanborn & Loudon Wainwright. Ubu was joined by Debbie Harry & David Sanborn on "Waiting For Mary."
Show: LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
Date: September 11 1991 Network: NBC Song: "Oh Catherine" live performance.
Date: October 22 2014, Series 4, Episodes 3 and 4 Network: Song: 'Road To Utah' (recurring theme for Edward Mordrake) and 'Carnival' (Twisty The Clown's theme).
Ubu Song Videos
We Have The Technology - Produced by John Thompson. Filmed in London. Waiting For Mary - Produced by Thompson. Directed by Chuck Statler in Minneapolis. Breath - Produced by Thompson. Directed by Statler. Filmed at Orange Show, Houston. Love Love Love - Produced by John Thompson. Directed by Chuck Statler in Minneapolis. Smoke The BBQ - Produced & directed by John Thompson. Filmed in Cleveland. Oh Catherine - Produced & directed by John Thompson. Filmed in Los Angeles. Sleepwalk - Produced & directed by Adam Bernstein. Filmed in Cleveland. Folly of Youth - Constructed by David Thomas, John Thompson & Jim Riccardi. Filmed in Cleveland.