The Pere Ubu Time Line



Timeline of Band Members

David Thomas (b.1953)
vocals & musette [1975 - present]
Tim Wright (b.1950, d.2013)
bass & guitar [1975 - 1976]
Peter Laughner (b.1952, d.1977)
guitar [1975 - 1976]
Tom Herman (b.1949)
guitar [1975 - 1979, 1998 - 2016]
Scott Krauss (b.1950)
drums [1975 - 1981]
Allen Ravenstine (b.1950)
EML synthesizer & sax [1975 - 1988]
Dave Taylor
EML synthesizer [1976]
Tony Maimone (b.1952)
bass [1976 - 1994]
Anton Fier
drums [1981]
Mayo Thompson (b.1944)
guitar [1980 - 1981]
Jim Jones (b.1950, d.2008)
guitar [1987 - 1995]
Chris Cutler (b.1947)
drums [1987 - 1989, 2019 - present]
Eric Drew Feldman
synthesizer [1989 - 1992]
Garo Yellin
cello [1993 - 1994]
Michele Temple (b.1959)
bass [1994 - present]
Robert Wheeler (b.1957)
EML synthesizer & theremin [1994 - present]
Scott Benedict
drums [1994]
Steve Mehlman (b.1971)
drums [1995 - 2019]
Wayne Kramer
guitar [2000]
Andy Diagram (b.1959)
trumpet [1999]
Keith Molinè (b.1965)
guitar [2005 - present]
Gagarin (b.1954)
digital electronica [2007 - present]
Sarah Jane Morris (b.1959 )
vocals [2009]
Darryl Boon (b. 1963)
clarinet [2013 - 2019]
Gary Siperko (b. 1969)
guitar [2016 - 2019]
Kristof Hahn
steel guitar [2016 - 2019]
Peter Ole Jørgens (b. 1958)
drums & percussion [2019 - present].


Timeline of Bands


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 45

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 45


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: Nonalignment Pact, Modern Dance / Heaven 45, The Modern Dance lp


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: Dub Housing lp, The Book Is On The Table, New Picnic Time lp

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: The Art Of Walking lp, Not Happy / Lonesome Cowboy Dave 45


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: Song Of The Bailing Man lp


Follow the evolution into Pere Ubu 5.0 here.

Pere Ubu v. 4.9

February 28 1987, Ijmuiden, Netherlands
David Thomas vocals
Jim Jones guitar
Allen Ravenstine EML synthesizers
Tony Maimone bass
Chris Cutler drums
Recordings: None


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: The Tenement Year lp, Postman Drove A Cady, The B-Side, Cloudland lp


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: Worlds In Collision lp, Apocalypse Now lp


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: The Story of My Life lp


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: Raygun Suitcase lp


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 guitarist (studio only)
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, ASR 10
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: Pennsylvania lp, 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: St. Arkansas lp


Pere Ubu v.8.6

Oct 9 2002
David Thomas vocals
Keith Molinè 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 Molinè 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 Nov 2019
David Thomas vocals
Keith Molinè guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synths, theremin, Ensoniq ASR 10
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: Why I Hate Women lp, Why I Remix Women lp


Pere Ubu v.9.1

April 2007
David Thomas vocals
Keith Molinè guitar
Andy Diagram trumpet
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: Turpentine

Pere Ubu v.9.2

April 2007
David Thomas vocals
Keith Molinè guitar
Gagarin synthesizers
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
No recordings.

Pere Ubu v.9.25

April 2008
David Thomas vocals
Sarah Jane Morris vocals
Keith Molinè 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 Molinè guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synthesizer, theremin
Gagarin electronica
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: "Long Live Pere Ubu!" lp


Pere Ubu v.9.4

2009 to 2013
David Thomas vocals
Keith Molinè guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synthesizer, theremin
Gagarin electronica
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: Lady From Shanghai lp


Pere Ubu v.9.5

2013 to 2016
David Thomas vocals
Keith Molinè guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synthesizer, theremin
Gagarin electronica
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Darryl Boon clarinet
Recordings: Carnival of Souls lp


Pere Ubu v.9.6

2011 and 2016
David Thomas vocals
Tom Herman guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synthesizer, theremin
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: None

Pere Ubu v.9.7

2016 to Nov 2019
David Thomas vocals
Keith Molinè guitar
Gary Siperko guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synthesizer, theremin
Gagarin electronica
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Darryl Boon clarinet
Kristof Hahn steel guitar
Recordings: 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo lp


Pere Ubu v.9.75

2017 to Nov 2019
David Thomas vocals
Gary Siperko guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synthesizer, theremin
Michele Temple bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki lp


Pere Ubu v.9.76

Sep 2018
David Thomas vocals
Gary Siperko guitar
Robert Wheeler EML synthesizer, theremin
Tony Maimone bass
Steve Mehlman drums
Recordings: None


Pere Ubu v.9.8

Aug - Sep 2019 to ???
David Thomas: vocals analog synthesizers melodeon drum program
Keith Molinè: electric guitar
Gagarin: digital synthesizers drum program
Robert Wheeler: Theremin analog synthesizers
Darryl Boon: clarinet
Michele Temple: electric and upright bass
P. O. Jørgens: drum kit percussion
Also appearing: Gary Siperko electric guitar
Recordings: The Long Goodbye


Pere Ubu v.9.9

Nov 2019 to ???
David Thomas: vocals analog synthesizers melodeon drum program
Keith Molinè: electric guitar
Robert Wheeler: Theremin analog synthesizers
Darryl Boon: clarinet
Michele Temple: electric and upright bass
P. O. Jørgens: drum kit percussion
Also appearing: Gary Siperko electric guitar
Recordings: The Long Goodbye lp