Pere Ubu Discography

A exhaustive complete discography compiled by Charlie Dontsurf can be found at his French language website, Ubu Dance.


Studio Albums

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The Modern Dance
(January 1978)
Original Release: LP→ Blank Records Blank 001 (US) Jan 1978.
Current Release -
  • LP→ Fire Records FIRELP360 (UK) Aug 21 2015.*
  • LP→ Fire Records FIRECD360 (UK) Aug 21 2015.*
Songs: Nonalignment Pact, Modern Dance, Laughing, Street Waves, Chinese Radiation, Life Stinks, Real World, Over My Head, Sentimental Journey, Humor Me.
* - 2015 Master
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Dub Housing
(November1978)
Original Release -
  • LP→ Chrysalis Records CHR 1207 (UK) Nov 1978.
  • MC→ Chrysalis Records ZCHR 1207 (UK) Nov 1978.
Current Release -
  • LP→ Fire Records FIRELP362 (UK) Aug 21 2015.*
  • CD→ Fire Records FIRECD362 (UK) Aug 21 2015.*
Songs: Navvy, On The Surface, Dub Housing, Caligari's Mirror, Thriller!, I Will Wait, Drinking Wine Spodyody, Ubu Dance Party, Blow Daddy-o, Codex.
* - 2015 Master
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Pere Ubu New Picnic Time
New Picnic Time
(September 1979)
Original Release: LP→ Chrysalis Records CHR 1248 (UK) Sep 1979.
Current Release: Fire Records FIRE363 (UK) Mar 18 2016 lp cd. 2015 Master.
Songs: Fabulous Sequel, 49 Guitars And 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. Release History.Buy from Ubutique.
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The Art Of Walking
(June 1980)
Original Release: LP→ Rough Trade Records Rough 14 (UK) June 1980.
Current Release: Fire Records FIRE364 (UK) Mar 18 2016 cd. 2015 Master.
Songs: Go, Rhapsody In Pink, Arabia, Young Miles In The Basement, Misery Goats, Loop, Rounder, Birdies, Lost In Art, Horses, Crush This Horn.
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David Thomas and pedestrians

Original Release: LP→ Rough Trade Records.
Current Release: Download from Hearpen Music. HR209. May 2020.
Songs: Birds Are A Good Idea, Yiki Tiki, Crickets In The Flats, Sound Of The Sand, The New Atom Mine, Big Dreams, Happy To See You, Crush This Horn Part Two, Confuse Did, Sloop John B and Man's Best Friend.

Original Release: LP→ Rough Trade Records Rough 33 (UK) 1982.*
Current Release: Fire Records FIRE365 (UK) Mar 18 2016 cd. 2015 Master.
Songs: 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.
* - Cut onto 12" vinyl @ 45RPM.
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Variations On A Theme
(June 1983)

David Thomas and pedestrians

Original Release: LP→ Rough Trade Records.
Current Release: Download from Hearpen Music. HR205. May 2020.
Songs: Day At The Botanical Gardens, Bird Town, Pedestrian Walk, The Egg & I, Who Is It?, Song of Hoe, Hurry Back, The Rain and Semaphore.

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More Places Forever
(May 1985)

David Thomas and pedestrians

Original Release: LP→ Rough Trade Records.
Current Release: Download from Hearpen Music. HR202. May 2020.
Songs: Through the Magnifying Glass, Enthusiastic, Whale Head King, Song of the Bailing Man, Big Breezy Day, The Farmer's Wife, New Broom and About True Friends.

David Thomas and wooden birds

Original Release: LP→ Rough Trade Records.
Current Release: Download from Hearpen Music. HR204. May 2020.
Songs: My Theory Of Spontaneous Simultude / Red Tin Bus, Coffee Train, What Happened To Me, Monster Magee, King of the Seas, Monster Walks The Winter Lake, Bicycle, Monster Thinks About The Good Days and My Town.

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Blame The Messenger
(January 1987)

David Thomas and wooden birds

Original Release: LP→ Rough Trade Records.
Current Release: Download from Hearpen Music. HR208. May 2020.
Songs: My Town, A Fact About Trains, King Knüt, When Love Is Uneven, The Storm Breaks, The Long Rain, Havin Time, Friends of Stone and The Velikovsky 2-Step.

FRONT OF Tenement Year Album
The Tenement Year
(March 1988)
Original Release:
  • LP→ Fontana Records SF5 (UK) March 1988.
  • MC→
  • CD→
Current Release: LP→ Fire Records FIRELP366W Oct 9 2020, milky vinyl.
Songs: Something's Gotta Give, George Had A Hat, Talk To Me, Busman's Honeymoon, Say Goodbye, Universal Vibration, Miss You, Dream The Moo, Rhythm King, The Hollow Earth, We Have The Technology.
Release History.

FRONT OF Cloudland Album
Cloudland
(May 1989)
Original Release: Fontana Records 838 237 May 1989 lp, cd, mc.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: 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!, The Wire, Flat, The Waltz, Pushin', Monday Night.

FRONT OF Worlds In Collision Album
Worlds In Collision
(April 1991)
Original Release: Fontana Records 848 564 April 1991 lp, cd, mc.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: Oh Catherine, I Hear They Smoke The BBQ, 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.

FRONT OF Story Of My Life Album
Story Of My Life
(January 1993)
Original Release: Fontana Records 514 159 Jan 25 1993 cd mc.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: Wasted, Come Home, Louisiana Train Wreck, Fedora Satellite II, Heartbreak Garage, Postcard, Kathleen, Honey Moon, Sleep Walk, Story Of My Life, Last Will And Testament.

FRONT OF Raygun Suitcase Album
Raygun Suitcase
(July 1995)
Original Release: CD→ Cooking Vinyl Records COOK CD089 (UK) Jul 31 1995.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs; Folly Of Youth, Electricity, Beach Boys, Turquoise Fins, Vacuum In My Head, Memphis, Three Things, Horse, Don't Worry, Ray Gun Suitcase, Surfer Girl, Red Sky, Montana, My Friend is A Stooge For the Media Priests, Down By The River II.

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EREWHON
(October 1996)

David Thomas and two pale boys

Original Release: CD→ Tim/Kerr Records TK96CD145 (US) Oct 22 1996.
Current Release: Download from Hearpen Music. HR212. May 2020.
Songs: Obsession, Planet of Fools, Nowheresville, Fire, Lantern, Morbid Sky, Weird Cornfields, Kathleen and Highway 61 Revisited.
Release History.
FRONT OF Pennsylvania Album
Pennsylvania
(March 1998)
Original Release: CD→ Cooking Vinyl Records COOK CD139 Mar 2 1998.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: Woolie Bullie, Highwaterville, SAD.TXT, Urban Lifestyle, Silent Spring, Mr Wheeler, Muddy Waters, Slow, Drive, Indiangiver, Monday, Perfume, Fly's Eye, The Duke's Saharan Ambitions, Wheelhouse.

David Thomas and pale orchestra

Original Release: CD→ Cooking Vinyl COOK CD175 (US & UK) Mar 22 1999 cd.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: Mirror Man Sees, Mirror Man Speaks, Lost Nation Road, Flying Dutchman Of The Interstate, Ballad Of Florida, Montana, Ribbons On The Road, Morbid Sky, Nowheresville, Shadows On The Face, Memphis, Over The Moon, If The Deer Blinks, Bus Called Happiness and Weird Cornfields.
Release History.
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Bay City
(April 2000)

David Thomas and foreigners

Original Release: CD→ Thirsty Ear THI 57085.2 (US) Apr 18 2000 cd.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: White Room, Black Coffee Dawn, Salt, Nobody Lives On The Moon, Charlotte, The Doorbell, 15 Seconds, The Radio Talks To Me, Shaky Hands, Black Rain, Turpentine and White Room.
Release History.
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Surf's Up!
(February 1999)

David Thomas and two pale boys

Original Release: CD→ Thirsty Ear thi 57096.2 (US) Feb 20 2001 cd.
Current Release: Download from Hearpen Music. HR212. May 2020.
Songs: Obsession, Planet of Fools, Nowheresville, Fire, Lantern, Morbid Sky, Weird Cornfields, Kathleen and Highway 61 Revisited.
Release History.

Rocket From The Tombs

Original Release -
  • LP→ Smog Veil SV37 (US & World) Feb 1 2002.
  • CD→ Smog Veil SV37 (US & World) Feb 1 2002.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: Raw Power, So Cold, What Love Is, Ain't It Fun, Transfusion, Life Stinks, Muckraker, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Satisfaction, Sonic Reducer, Never Gonna Kill Myself Again, Final Solution, Foggy Notion, Amphetamine, Read It & Weep, Seventeen, Frustration, Down In Flames and Search & Destroy.
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FRONT OF St Arkansas Album
St. Arkansas
(May 2002)
Original Release: CD→ Glitterhouse Records GRCD 554 May 20 2002.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: The Fevered Dream of Hernando DeSoto, Slow Walking Daddy, Michele, 333, Hell, Lisbon, Mr Steve, Phone Home Jonah, Where's The Truth, Dark.

David Thomas and two pale boys

Original Release: CD→ Glitterhouse GRCD 596 (UK & EU) Mar 29 2004 cd.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: New Orleans Fuzz. Numbers Man, Little Sister, Habeas Corpus, Brunswick Parking Lot, Nebraska Alcohol Abuse, Sad Eyed Lowlands, Golden Surf and Prepare For The End.
Release History.
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Why I Hate Women
(September 2006)
Original Release: CD→ Smog Veil SV59CD (US) Sep 19 2006.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: Two Girls (One Bar), Babylonian Warehouses, Blue Velvet, Caroleen, Flames Over Nebraska, Love Song, Mona, My Boyfriend's Back, Stolen Cadillac, Synth Farm, Texas Overture.
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Why I Remix Women
(October 2006)
Original Release: CD→ Smog Veil Records SV69CD (US) Oct 3 2006.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: Moon, I'm Coming Home, Blue V Woman, My Eyes My Lovely, Big Fuzz (Bass & Drums), I See You, Dust And Dogs, Texan Farewell, Blue Gagarin, Light It Up.
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"Long Live Père Ubu!"
(September 2009)
Original Release: CD→ Hearpen Records HR149 (US) Sep 14 2009.
Current Release: Ditto.
Songs: Ubu Overture, Song Of The Grocery Police, Banquet Of The Butchers, March Of Greed, Less Said The Better, Big Sombrero (Love Theme), Bring Me The Head, Road To Reason, Slowly I Turn, Watching The Pigeons, The Story So Far, Snowy Livonia, Elsinore & Beyond.
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Lady From Shanghai
(January 2013)
Original Release:
  • CD→ Fire Records FV290 Jan 7 2013.
  • LP→ *
Current Release: Ditto.
Songs: Thanks, Free White, Feuksley Ma'am, the Hearing, Mandy, And Then Nothing Happened, Musicians Are Scum, Another One (Oh Maybellene), Road Trip Of Bipasha Ahmed, Lampshade Man, 414 Seconds and The Carpenter Sun.
* - Double vinyl cut @ 45RPM.
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Carnival Of Souls
(September 2014)
Original Release:
  • CD→ Fire Records FIRE358 Sept 8/9 2014
  • LP→
Current Release: Ditto.
Songs: Golden Surf II, Drag The River, Visions Of The Moon, Dr Faustus, Bus Station, Road To Utah, Carnival, Irene and Brother Ray.
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Live Free Or Die
(September 2017)

David Thomas and P.O. Jørgens

Original Release: CD→ Ninth World Music NWM043CD cd.
Current Release: Ditto.
Songs: Last Of The Mohicans, Stacker Three, Fish Shack, Letter Home, Thelma's In Houston, Will The Deer Blink?, The Orange Show, McKissack's Blues, Ghost Line Diaries, Bay City and Lost Highway.

Original Release:
  • LP→ Cherry Red Records BRED708 Sep 29 2017.
  • CD→
Current Release: Ditto.
Songs: Monkey Bizness, Funk 49, Prison Of The Senses, Toe To Toe, The Healer, Swampland, Plan From Frag 9, Howl, Red Eye Blues, Walking Again, I Can Still See and Cold Sweat.
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The Long Goodbye
(July 2019)
Original Release:
  • LP→ Cherry Red Records BRED747 July 12 2019.
  • CD→
Current Release: Ditto.
Songs: What I Heard On The Pop Radio, Marlowe, Flicking Cigarettes At The Sun, Road Is A Preacher, Who Stole The Signpost?, The World (As We Can Know It), Fortunate Son, The Road Ahead, Skidrow-on-Sea, Lovely Day.
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Pere Ubu Box Sets

Original Release: CD BOX SET→ Cooking Vinyl Records COOKCD098 (UK) Aug 27 1996.
Current Release: Out of print.
Albums: The Modern Dance, Dub Housing, New Picnic Time, The Art Of Walking, Song Of The Bailing Man and Terminal Drive.
Release History.
Original Release: LP BOX SET→ Fire Records FIRELP406 Aug 21 2015.
Current Release: Out of print.
Albums: Hearpen Singles, The Modern Dance, Dub Housing and Manhattan (Live At Max's Kansas City).
Original Release: LP BOX SET→ Fire Records FIRELP422 Mar 18 2016.
Current Release: Out of print.
Albums: New Picnic Time, The Art Of Walking, Song Of The Bailing Man and Architectural Salvage.
Original Release: LP BOX SET→ Fire Records FIRELP459, Apr 6 2018.
Current Release:
Albums: The Tenement Year, Cloudland, Worlds In Collision and Songs From The Lost Album.
Original Release: LP BOX SET→ Fire Records FIRELP469 May 26 2017.
Current Release: Ditto
Albums: Raygun Suitcase, Pennsylvania, St. Arkansas and Back Roads. Includes a Raygun Suitcase poster designed by John Thompson.
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Pere Ubu Live Albums

Original Release: LP→ Rough Trade Records (UK) Rough 23 Mar 1981.
Current Release: Out Of Print.
Songs: Non-alignment Pact, Street Waves, Real World, My Dark Ages, Modern Dance, Humor Me, Heart of Darkness, Laughing, Can't Believe It, Over My Head, Sentimental Journey and 30 Seconds Over Tokyo.
Release History.
Original Release: CD→ Rough Trade Records (UK) Rough CD 93 1989.
Current Release: Out Of Print.
Songs: Navvy, Street Waves, Heaven, On The Surface, Dub Housing, Caligari's Mirror, Small Was Fast, Misery Goats, Go, Ubu Dance Party, Birdies, Rhapsody In Pink and Codex.
Release History.
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Apocalypse Now
(August 1999)
Original Release: CD→ Cooking Vinyl Records COOK CD185 (UK) Aug 22 1999.
Current Release: Out Of Print.
Songs: My Theory of Spontaneous Simultude, Life of Riley, Wine Dark Sparks, Heaven, Worlds In Collision, Cry Cry Cry, Non-alignment Pact, Invisible Man, We Have The Technology, Humor Me, Busman's Honeymoon, Oh Catherine and Misery Goats. Release History.
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The Shape Of Things
(October 2000)
Original Release: CD→ Hearpen HR113 Oct 2000.
Current Release: Ditto.
Songs: Heart of Darkness, Cloud 149, Gone Gone Gone, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Life Stinks, Final Solution, Pushin Too Hard, The Way She Look, Doris Day Sings Sentimental Journey, Can't Believe It, I Wanna Be Your Dog and Heroin.
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London Texas
(2009)
Original Release: CD→ ReRMegacorp ReR U01 Sep 15 2009.
Current Release: Out Of Print. Audio Download Available.
Songs: Waiting For Mary, Cry, The Waltz, Love Love Love, Pushin', Caligari's Mirror, Breath, Lost Nation Road, Humor Me, On The Surface and Final Solution.
Original Release:
Current Release: Out Of Print.
Songs: Leeds(a), Leeds(b), Leeds(c), Leeds(d) and Leeds(e).
Original Release:
  • LP→ Cherry Red Records BRED0806 (May 2020).*
  • CD→ **
Current Release: Cherry Red Records BRED0806
Songs: Intro, Heart Of Darkness, On The Surface, Petrified, Real World, Rhapsody In Pink, Modern Dance, Navvy, Small Was Fast, Over My Head, Long Walk Home, Codex, My Dark Ages, Rounder, Dub Housing, Fabulous Sequel, Vulgar Boatman Bird, Caligari's Mirror, Final Solution.
* - Double vinyl colored red & black.
** - Bonus cd disc included, 'We Don't Do Encores.'
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On The Road To The Lost Album
(May 2020)
Original Release: DOWNLOAD→ Hearpen HR203 (May 2020).
Paradiso, Amsterdam July 14 1991 Audio Download Only
Songs: I Hear They Smoke The Barbecue, Goodnite Irene, Over The Moon, Nevada!, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Cry, Oh Catherine, Busman's Honeymoon, Final Solution, Worlds In Collision, Something's Gotta Give, Invisible Man, Codex, Bus Called Happiness, Heaven, George Had A Hat, Nonalignment Pact, Life Of Riley, Wine Dark Sparks, Modern Dance, We Have The Technology, Humor Me, Over My Head, Real World, Goodnight, Misery Goats, Waiting For Mary and Cry Cry Cry.
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In The Shadow Of The Aeronautical Shot Peening Co.
(May 2020)
Original Release: DOWNLOAD→ Hearpen HR200 (May 2020).
Pirate's Cove June 2 1977 Audio Download Only
Songs: Heaven, Real World, Nonalignment Pact, Street Waves (incomplete), Modern Dance, Laughing, Sentimental Journey, Over My Head and Final Solution (incomplete).
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Mean Fiddler
(July 2020)
Original Release: DOWNLOAD→ Hearpen HR220 (July 19 2020)
Mean Fiddler, London. March 16 1989
Audio Download Only
Songs: See Set List.

Compilation Albums

Original Release: LP→ Rough Trade Records Rough 83 (UK) 1985.
Current Release: Out Of Print.
Songs: Heart of Darkness, Final Solution, Untitled, Heaven, The Book Is On The Table, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Cloud 149, My Dark Ages, Humor Me (live), Not Happy and Lonesome Cowboy Dave.
Release History.
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The Hearpen Singles
(March 2016)
Original Release: CD→ Fire Records FIRECD408 Mar 18 2016.
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Heart Of Darkness, Final Solution, Cloud 149, Untitled, Street Waves, My Dark Ages, Modern Dance and Heaven.

Singles & EPs

Original Release: 7"→ Hearthan HR101, December 1975. 7-inch vinyl.
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: 7"→ Hearpen HR102, April 1976. 7-inch vinyl.
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: 7"→ Hearpen HR103, December(?) 1976. 7" vinyl.
Current Release: Out Of Print.

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Modern Dance / Heaven
(August 1977)
Original Release: 7"→ Hearpen HR104, August 1977. 7" vinyl.
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: 7"→ Chrysalis Records CHS2372, October 1979 (UK). 7" vinyl.
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: 7"→ Rough Trade Records RT049, June 1980 (UK). 7" vinyl.
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: 7"→ Rough Trade Records RT066 February 1981 (UK) and RTUS004 (US). 7" vinyl.
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: 7"→ Fontana Records UBU 1 (870 407-7). July 25 1988 (UK).
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: 7"→ Fontana Records UBU 2 (872 938-7). March 1989 (UK).
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: CD EP→ Fontana Records UBUDJ 2. (UK).*
Current Release: Out Of Print.
* - Promo release, no cover art.
Original Release: 7"→ Fontana Records UBU 3 (874 468-7). 1989 (UK).
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: 7"→ Fontana Records UBU 4 (874 984-7). Released 1989 (UK).
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: 7"→ Fontana Records UBU 5 (878 720-7). Released March 4 1991 (UK).
Current Release: Out Of Print.

I Hear They Smoke The Barbecue b/w Invisible Man
(January 1991)
Original Release: 7"→ Fontana Records MSDJ2. Released January 1991 (UK).*
Current Release: Out Of Print.
* - Promo release. Released under the band name The Modern Solution.
Original Release: 7"→ Fontana Records UBU 6 (868 244-7). Released May 1991 (UK).
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Original Release: 7"→ Smog Veil Records SV47 (World) Sep 2002.
Current Release: Out Of Print.

Rocket From The Tombs

Original Release: 7"→ Hearpen HR150 Apr 6 2010.
Current Release: Out of print.

Pere Ubu Bootlegs

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The U-Men
(1978)
Original Release: LP→ Tri City Records
Current Release: Hearpen Records HR211 Audio Download Only
Songs: Hard To Start, No Problem, Mad Doctor, 491, Help Me, First World War, Random Wages, My Back Pages, Doris Day Sings and Little Skunks.
N.B. This was an 'inside job' compiled and put out by Johnny Dromette.

The Art Of Talking
(19??)
Original Release: LP→ XXXX
Current Release: Out of print.
Songs: Hard To Start, No Problem, Mad Doctor, 491, Help Me, First World War, Random Wages, My Back Pages, Doris Day Sings and Little Skunks.
N.B. This was a bootleg of the U Men bootleg.