Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés ART

Pere Ubu
Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés 1987-1991
(2018)



Fire Records FIRELP459, Apr 6 2018, 4 lp box set

Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés Links

Lyrics to The Tenement YearLyrics to CloudlandLyrics to Worlds In Collision

Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés Release Notes

The phrase 'Les haricots sont pas salés' recurs often in cajun and zydeco music. The translation is "The haricot beans aren't salted." a slurring of the first two words gave the name to the style of cajun music, zydeco.

'Songs From The Lost Album' is a collection of B sides, demos for a "roots' project that never happened, and songs from "Cloudland' that wouldn't fit on a vinyl release because of the time limitation of vinyl.

The album Story Of My Life could not be included because of licensing issues.

The box is dedicated to Nick Hobbs and Dave Bates. Included in the box is an A3 sized Winter In The Firelands poster designed by Johnny Dromette

Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés Production Notes

The songs on these albums were remastered in 2017 by Paul Hamann at Suma studio.

Box packaging designed by John Thompson.

Pere Ubu is

Chris Cutler
Eric Drew Feldman
Jim Jones
Scott Krauss
Tony Maimone
Allen Ravenstine
David Thomas .

Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés Songs

The Tenement Year
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
Cloudland
Breath
Race The Sun
Cry
Why Go It Alone?
Waiting For Mary
Ice Cream Truck
Bus Called Happiness
Love Love Love
Lost Nation Road
Nevada!
Flat
The Waltz
Pushin
Monday Night
Worlds In Collision
Oh Catherine
I Hear They Smoke The Barbecue
Turpentine!
Goodnite Irene
Mirror Man
Don't Look Back
Worlds In Collision
Life Of Riley
Over The Moon
Cry Cry Cry
Playback
Nobody Knows
Winter In The Firelands
Songs From The Lost Album
Down By The River
Around The Fire
Like A Rolling Stone
Invisible Man
Fedora Satellite
Fire
Bang The Drum
Postman Drove A Caddy
Wine Dark Sparks
The Wire
The B Side


Press Reaction

"Reminders of the consistent greatness of David Thomas and his evolving team of players, and testaments from an age when post-punk found itself morphing into alt-rock, the 3 studio albums on Les Haricots Sont Pas Sales 1987-1991 are all superb." A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed

"Having the Fontana releases reengineered and packaged together form a more accessible entry point for most than even the bands earliest works. Ubu enthusiasts either embrace or ignore this phase, though Tenement was universally applauded, but it's a part of their history that deserves the best preservation possible. And that's exactly what Hamann did as one of his last acts. It also serves as a study for Ravenstine's influence within the band with him ultimately replaced down the road by the equally capable Robert Wheeler who is still with them to this day. There's something here for everyone and The Tenement Year along with the last half of Worlds in particular put quite a few spices in the pot." Soundblab