Pere Ubu

Nuke The Whales 2006-2014

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Fire Records

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Rewriting the history of music, Pere Ubu continue to confound convention and shift personnel. The next box set in Fire Records’ reissue series, ‘Nuke The Whales’ houses 4 LPs originally released between 2006 and 2014 –
'Why I LUV Women’, 'Carnival Of Souls’, ‘Lady Of Shanghai’ and Long Live Pere Ubu!’

‘Nuke The Whales,’ is a nod of respect to a couple in Cleveland who would daub such messages over the big news stations’ advertising boards. “Very few bands display such dedication to constant self-reinvention as Pere Ubu” The Quietus.

All four albums have been remixed and remastered by original Pere Ubu member David Thomas. ‘Why I LUV Women’, originally released on Glitterhouse in 2006, gains its first vinyl release. "Spews 11 tunes of arcane lyrics and dense music” shrieked The Cleveland Gazaette.

It’s joined by ‘Long Live Pere Ubu’ a soundtrack to a musical adaptation of the play. “Skronking, squalling rhythms and melodic snippets undulating round a pulsating soundscape." Record Collector

And ‘Lady From Shanghai’, their Fire debut for Fire in 2013. Originally released on the 35th anniversary of the group's debut, ‘The Modern Dance’, a latter day re-evaluation of the unprompted dance genre.

And its follow up ‘Carnival Of Souls’, a haunting “underscore’ to a tale of alienation, it “combines metallic percussion, spare guitars and David Thomas' muttered vocals into something rustic and rickety, yet threatening at a moment's notice.” AllMusic.


Disc 1 - Why I LUV Women
A1 Two Girls (One Bar)
A2 Babylonian Warehouses
A3 Blue Velvet
A4 Caroleen
A5 Flames Over Nebraska
B1 Love Song
B2 Stolen Cadillac
B3 Mona
B4 Synth Farm
B5 Texas Overture

Disc 2 - Lady From Shanghai
C1 Thanks
C2 Free White
C3 Feuksly Ma'am, The Hearing
C4 Mandy
C5 Musicians Are Scum
C6 Another One
D1 And Then Nothing Happened
D2 Road Trip Of Bipasha Ahmed
D3 Lampshade Man
D4 414 Seconds
D5 The Carpenter Sun

Disc 3 - Carnival Of Souls
E1 Golden Surf II
E2 Drag The River
E3 Irene
E4 Road To Utah
E5 Throb Array
F1 Visions Of The Moon
F2 Dr Faustus
F3 Bus Station
F4 Carnival
F5 Moonstruck

Disc 4 - Long Live Pere Ubu!
G1 Ubu Overture
G2 Song Of The Grocery Police
G3 Banquet Of The Butchers
G4 Tear Your Eyes Out
G5 March Of Greed
G6 Big Sombrero
G7 Bring Me The Head
G8 Alienating The Audience
H1 Road To Reason
H2 Slowly I Turn
H3 Watching The Pigeons
H4 The Story So Far
H5 Snowy Livonia, Pt 1
H6 Elsinore & Beyond

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