The Pere Ubu Time Line

Who Came from Where

Pere Ubu v. 1.0
August to October 1975
David Thomas vocals
Peter Laughner guitar, bass
Tom Herman guitar, bass
Tim Wright guitar, bass
Allen Ravenstine EML synthesizer
Scott Krauss drums
Recordings: 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Heart Of Darkness.

Pere Ubu v. 1.1
November 1975 to May 1976
David Thomas vocals
Peter Laughner guitar
Tom Herman guitar, bass
Dave Taylor EML synthesizer, organ
Tim Wright bass, guitar
Scott Krauss drums
Recordings: Final Solution, Cloud 149.

Pere Ubu v. 2.0
June 1976
David Thomas vocals
Tom Herman guitar, bass
Alan Greenblatt guitar
Tim Wright guitar
Allen Ravenstine EML synthesizer
Scott Krauss drums
Recordings: Untitled.

Pere Ubu v. 3.0
July 1976 to December 1977
David Thomas vocals, musette
Tom Herman guitar
Allen Ravenstine EML synthesizer, sax
Tony Maimone bass
Scott Krauss drums
Recordings: Street Waves, My Dark Ages, The Modern Dance, Nonalignment Pact, Heaven, Laughing, Chinese Radiation, Life Stinks, Real World, Over My Head, Sentimental Journey, Humor Me.

Pere Ubu v. 3.1
December 1977 to January 1978
David Thomas vocals
Tom Herman guitar
Allen Ravenstine EML synthesizer
Tony Maimone bass
Anton Fier drums
No recordings or concerts.

Pere Ubu v. 3.2
January 1978 to September 1979
David Thomas vocals, keyboard, musette
Tom Herman guitar, bass
Allen Ravenstine EML synthesizers, sax
Tony Maimone bass, guitar, keyboards
Scott Krauss drums
Recordings: Navvy, On the Surface, Dub Housing, Caligari's Mirror, Thriller!, I Will Wait, Drinking Wine Spodyody, Ubu Dance Party, Blow Daddy O, Codex, The Book Is On The Table, The Fabulous Sequel, 49 Guitars & One Girl, A Small Dark Cloud, Small Was Fast, All The Dogs Are Barking, One Less Worry, Make Hay, Goodbye, Voice of the Sand, Kingdom Come.

Pere Ubu v. 4.0
December 1979 to June 1981
David Thomas vocals, keyboards
Mayo Thompson guitar
Allen Ravenstine EML synthesizer
Tony Maimone bass, piano
Scott Krauss drums
Recordings: Go, Rhapsody In Pink, Arabia, Young Miles In The Basement, Misery Goats, Loop, Rounder, Birdies, Lost In Art, Horses, Crush This Horn, Not Happy, Lonesome Cowboy Dave.

Pere Ubu v. 4.1
June 1981-February 1982
David Thomas vocals
Mayo Thompson guitar
Allen Ravenstine EML synthesizers
Tony Maimone bass
Anton Fier drums, marimba
Recordings: The Long Walk Home, Use of A Dog, Petrified, Stormy Weather, West Side Story, Thoughts That Go By Steam, Big Ed's Used Farms, A Day Such As This, The Vulgar Boatman Bird, My Hat, Horns Are A Dilemma.

Pere Ubu v. 5.0
October 1987 to December 1988
David Thomas vocals
Jim Jones guitar
Allen Ravenstine EML synthesizers
Tony Maimone bass
Chris Cutler drums
Scott Krauss drums
Recordings: Something's Gotta Give, George Had A Hat, Talk To Me, Busman's Honeymoon, Say Goodbye, Universal Vibration, Miss You, Dream The Moon, Rhythm King, The Hollow Earth, We Have The Technology, The B-Side, Postman Drove A Cady, Breath, Race The Sun, Cry, Why Go It Alone?, Waiting For Mary, Ice Cream Truck, Bus Called Happiness, Monday Night, Love Love Love, Lost Nation Road, Fire, Nevada!, The Wire, Flat, The Waltz, Pushin'.

Pere Ubu v. 5.1
January 1989 to January 1990
David Thomas vocals
Jim Jones guitar
Eric Drew Feldman keyboards
Tony Maimone bass
Chris Cutler drums
Scott Krauss drums
Recordings: Wine Dark Sparks, Invisible Man, Fedora Satellite, Like A Rolling Stone, Around The Fire, Down By The River, Bang The Drum.

Pere Ubu v. 5.2
January 1989 to March 1992
David Thomas vocals, melodeon
Jim Jones guitar
Eric Drew Feldman keyboards
Tony Maimone bass
Scott Krauss drums
Recordings: Oh Catherine, Smoke The BBQ, Turpentine!, Goodnite Irene, Mirror Man, Cry Cry Cry, Worlds In Collision, Life of Riley, Over The Moon, Don't Look Back, Playback, Nobody Knows, Winter In The Firelands and Apocalypse Now.

Pere Ubu v. 6.0
April 1992 to April 1993
David Thomas vocals, melodeon
Jim Jones guitar, keyboards
Tony Maimone bass
Scott Krauss drums, keyboards
Recordings: Wasted, Come Home, Louisiana Train Wreck, Fedora Satellite II, Heartbreak Garage, Postcard, Kathleen, Honey Moon, Sleepwalk, Story of My Life, Last Will & Testament.

Pere Ubu v. 6.1
April 1993
David Thomas vocals, melodeon
Jim Jones guitar, keyboards
Garo Yellin electric cello
Tony Maimone bass
Scott Krauss drums, keyboards
No recordings or concerts.

Pere Ubu v.7.0
April 1993 to March 1994
David Thomas vocals, melodeon, theremin
Jim Jones guitar, keyboards
Garo Yellin electric cello
Michele Temple bass
Scott Krauss drums
Recordings: Memphis, Beach Boys, Down By The River II, Montana.

Pere Ubu v.7.1
April 1994
David Thomas vocals
Michele Temple guitar
Garo Yellin electric cello
Paul Hamann bass
Scott Krauss drums
No recordings.

Pere Ubu v.7.2
May 1994 to July 1995
David Thomas vocals, melodeon
Jim Jones guitar, keyboards
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin
Michele Temple bass
Scott Benedict drums
Recordings: Folly of Youth, Electricity, Turquoise Fins, Vacuum In My Head, Three Things, Horse, Don't Worry, Ray Gun Suitcase, Surfer Girl, Red Sky, My Friend Is A Stooge For The Media Priests. No live shows.

Pere Ubu v.8.0
August 1995 to August 1997
David Thomas vocals
Tom Herman guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, ASR 10
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: B each B oys Seedee +.

Pere Ubu v.8.1
August 1997 to Sept 1998
David Thomas vocals
Tom Herman guitar
(Jim Jones guitar)
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, ASR 10
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: Woolie Bullie, Highwaterville, SAD.TXT, Urban Lifestyle, Silent Spring, Mr Wheeler, Muddy Waters, Slow, Drive, Indiangiver, Monday Morning, Perfume, Fly's Eye, The Duke's Saharan Ambitions, Wheelhouse, My Name Is...

Pere Ubu v.8.2
September 13 1998
David Thomas vocals
Wayne Kramer guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, ASR 10
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
No recordings.

Pere Ubu v.8.3
Sept 1998 to Oct 9 1999
David Thomas vocals
Tom Herman guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, ASR 10
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: Wasteland.

Pere Ubu v.8.4
Oct 9 1999 to Oct 10 1999
David Thomas vocals
Tom Herman guitar
Andy Diagram trumpet
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
No recordings.

Pere Ubu v.8.5
Oct 11 1999 to Oct 9 2002
David Thomas vocals
Tom Herman guitar
(Jim Jones guitar)
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, ASR 10
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: The Fevered Dream of Hernando DeSoto, Slow Walking Daddy, Michele, 333, Hell, Lisbon, Steve, Phone Home Jonah, Where's the truth, Dark.

Pere Ubu v.8.6
Oct 9 2002
David Thomas vocals
Keith Moliné guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, Ensoniq ASR 10
Michele Temple bass
Chris Cutler drums & electronica
No recordings. Referred to as The Film Group. Live soundtrack to 3-D screening of It Came From Outer Space, Royal Festival Hall, London, Oct 9 2002, and a UK tour in November 2004.

Pere Ubu v.8.7
Various 2003-2004
David Thomas vocals
Michele Temple guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, Ensoniq ASR 10
Tony Maimone bass
Chris Cutler drums & electronica
No recordings. A variation of The Film Group performing a live underscore to Roger Corman's X, The Man With X-Ray Eyes.

Pere Ubu v.8.8
May 15 2005
David Thomas vocals
Keith Moliné guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, Ensoniq ASR 10
Michele Temple bass
Chris Cutler drums & electronica
No recordings.

Pere Ubu v.9.0
May 2005 to present
David Thomas vocals
Keith Moliné guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, Ensoniq ASR 10
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: Two Girls (One Bar), Babylonian Warehouses, Blue Velvet, Caroleen, Flames Over Nebraska, Love Song, Mona, My Boyfriend's Back, Stolen Cadillac, Synth Farm, and Texas Overture.

Pere Ubu v.9.1
April 2007
David Thomas vocals
Keith Moliné guitar
Andy Diagram trumpet
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: Turpentine.

Pere Ubu v.9.2
April 2007
David Thomas vocals
Keith Moliné guitar
Gagarin synthesizers
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
No recordings.

Pere Ubu v.9.3
2009
David Thomas vocals
Sarah Jane Morris vocals
Keith Moliné guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synthesizer, theremin
Gagarin electronica
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: "Long Live Pere Ubu!"

Pere Ubu v.9.4
2009 to 2013
David Thomas vocals
Keith Moliné guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synthesizer, theremin
Gagarin electronica
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: Lady From Shanghai.

Pere Ubu v.9.5
2013 to ?
David Thomas vocals
Keith Moliné guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synthesizer, theremin
Gagarin electronica
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Darryl Boon clarinet
Recordings: Carnival of Souls.

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