Out of print.
Apocalypse Now Release Notes
Apocaypse Now captures a very rare event - a band at the peak of its powers playing the perfect place on a perfect night in front of a wildly enthusiastic audience. It doesn't happen often with bands - a night when all the pains and squabbles are forgotten, when caution is thrown to the wind, when musicians are able to revel in the simple joy of the moment... together. When it happens with one of the great rock bands of our day the results are memorable.
In the fall of 1991 Pere Ubu was touring America with The Pixies. On December 7 the band spent an off-day in Chicago playing a small club called Shuba's. For fun. With acoustic guitars and an out-of-tune honky-tonk piano. The show was recorded 2-track digital with 2 room mics and a DAT machine. John Thompson designed the artwork. David Thomas and Jim Jones mastered it at Suma with Paul Hamann engineering.
Pere Ubu (v.5.2):
David Thomas - vocals, radio, swirl horn
Jim Jones - acoustic guitar, rat pedal
Eric Drew Feldman - honky tonk upright
Tony Maimone - acoustic guitar, electric bass
Scott Krauss - drums, percussion
Todd Petersen: Pere Ubu soundman at the Shuba's show.
Apocalypse Now Release History
- Cooking Vinyl Records COOK CD185 (UK) Aug 22 1999 cd.
- Thirsty Ear Records thi57074.2 (US) Aug 24 1999 cd.
- S4 Records 496448 2 (Italy) cd.
- Bomba Records BOM22108 (Japan) Oct 24 1999 cd.