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FRONT DESIGN By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki
Produced by Kiersty Boon.
Mixed by Nadan Rojnić and David Thomas.

Cherry Red Records
Released May 22 2020
CDBRED0806, 2 cds
BRED0806, vinyl 2lps


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CD Package:
Disc One: By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki
  1. Intro
  2. Heart Of Darkness
  3. On The Surface
  4. Petrified
  5. Real World
  6. Rhapsody In Pink
  7. Modern Dance
  8. Navvy
  9. Small Was Fast
  10. Over My Head
  11. Long Walk Home
  12. Codex
  13. My Dark Ages
  14. Rounder
  15. Dub Housing
  16. Fabulous Sequel
  17. Vulgar Boatman Bird
  18. Caligari's Mirror
  19. Final Solution

Disc Two: We Don't Do Encores, Running time 34:22
  1. Kick Out The Jams (3.18)
  2. Sonic Reducer (3.48)
  3. Final Solution (4:42)
  4. Visions Of The Moon (3:48)
  5. Modern Dance Blues (6:34)
  6. Weird Cornfields/Merch Hypnotism (12:12)


LP Running Order:
A SIDE
  1. Intro
  2. Heart Of Darkness
  3. On The Surface
  4. Petrified
  5. Real World
  6. Rhapsody In Pink 3:29

B SIDE
  1. Modern Dance
  2. Navvy
  3. Small Was Fast
  4. Over My Head
  5. Long Walk Home

C SIDE
  1. Codex
  2. My Dark Ages
  3. Rounder
  4. Dub Housing

D SIDE
  1. Fabulous Sequel
  2. Vulgar Boatman Bird
  3. Caligari's Mirror
  4. Final Solution
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Release Notes:
"On Friday, July 14th 2017, Pere Ubu musicians and crew undertook the journey to Jarocin, Poland, from their homes around the world..." And so begins the story of By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki. Broken mics, broken drums, broken itineraries and some espionage set the stage for a stand-out gig.. There is no band like Pere Ubu. What they do matters. Pay attention.

Incorporating the earliest songs from 1975-1982, the troubled route to show time is related in the accompanying text but is belied - or perhaps an explanation of - the blistering performance that ensued. Performing material from the first seven years of their career, Pere Ubu rejuvenate and reinvigorate eighteen cornerstone pieces of their jigsaw history, each performed with dedicated brutality.

The joy of Pere Ubu live albums (of which there have been 8 over the forty plus year history) is not only the unique performances but lead singer and founding member, David Thomas' narratives throughout. He is rude, hilarious and heartfelt in equal measure.

Included with the CD version of the release is a bonus disc of encores entitled 'We Don't Do Encores.' Three tracks are taken from the MonkeyNet tour of 2018, a collage of all-time rock anthems featuring Kick Out The Jams, Sonic Reducer, and a snippet of Teen Spirit that segues into Final Solution. Added to that is three songs from the more peculiar and abstract Visions Of The Moon tour, with extended instrumentals and a fascinating improvisation of Modern Dance entitled 'Modern Dance Blues.'

By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki stands as a must-have document of a band whose prime is everlasting, and whose musical explorations are essential.

Presented in artwork produced by Johnny Dromette, designer of those seminal early album sleeves.

All songs on 'By Order Of Mayyor Pawlicki' recorded at Scena Rynek, Jarocin, Poland, on July 15 2017, except Codex and My Dark Ages which were recorded at Le Poste a Galene, Marseille, France, on April 5 2016.

Band in Jarocin:
David Thomas vocals, musette, roller bar
Gary Siperko guitar
Robert Wheeler analog synthesizers
Michele Temple bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Mehlman drums, piano, backing vocals

Band in Marseille:
David Thomas vocals, musette, roller bar
Tom Herman guitar, backing vocals
Robert Wheeler analog synthesizers
Michele Temple bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Mehlman drums, piano, backing vocals

The songs on 'We Don't Do Encores' are from Heidelberg and Zagreb.

Band in Heidelberg:
David Thomas vocals
Gary Siperko guitar
Robert Wheeler analog synthesizers
Michele Temple bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Mehlman drums, backing vocals

Recorded at Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany, on May 24 2018. Engineered and mixed by Nadan Rojnic’.

Band in Zagreb:
David Thomas vocals, xiosynth
Keith Moliné guitar
Gagarin digital synthesizers
Darryl Boon clarinet
Steve Mehlman drums

Recorded at Club Mochvara, Zagreb, Croatia, on November 3 2013. Engineered by Nadan Rojnic’.
Mastered by Nick Watson, Fluid Mastering
Cover design: John Thompson
Management: Kiersty Boon

All songs on 'By Order Of Mayor Pawlicki' published by Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd, except Long Walk Home and Vulgar Boatman Bird which are published by Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex / Complete Music.

Kick Out The Jams written by (Tyner - Kramer - Smith - Davis - Thompson), Sonic Reducer by (Thomas - O'Connor), Final Solution by (Bell - Herman - Krauss - Laughner - Taylor - Thomas - Wright), Visions Of The Moon by (Boon - Mehlman - Moline - Temple - Thomas), Modern Dance Blues by (Herman - Krauss - Maimone - Ravenstine - Thomas) and Weird Cornfields \ Merch Hypnotism by (Diagram - Moline - Thomas). Visions Of The Moon and Weird Cornfields published by Fire Songs, under license from Ubu Projex. Modern Dance (Blues) published by Virgin Music-BMG VM Music Ltd.


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