PERE UBU

Live At The Longhorn April 1 1978

(Nero’s Neptune) Used 2xLP $22.00

Mainly material from the Modern Dance album, though more rocked-out, swinging, and raw-nerved than its studio counterpart. Drama and comedy flow within the modules of each song, sharpened to paranoia and sensitive to harsh realities. Three sides, fourth one blank.

PERE UBU

New Picnic Time

(Get Back ) Used LP $18.00

On this 1979 album, Pere Ubu shifted to a brighter, more open sound with a deformed blues ethic. Still bearing an air of disaster, Thomas’s story-songs increasingly focus on common elements of everyday life, drawing more in line with his religious beliefs. 2000 reissue on 180g vinyl, in a gatefold jacket. Sealed

PERE UBU

Terminal Tower

(Get Back ) Used LP $18.00

1998 reissue of their 1985 retrospective collection of early singles from the mid-’70s. Sealed

PERE UBU

The Modern Dance

(Get Back ) Used LP $15.00

A dauntingly seamless debut from 1978 coupling arty introspection with old-school garage-rock squall. Frontman David Thomas uses his bizarro-world warble to yelp out fusillades of angst and spin dreamworld visions. 1999 reissue.