For The Diehard Fans – PERE UBU Live In Cleveland 1977

5 March 2021

Artist: PERE UBU
Who: Alt-rock legend David Thomas
Active: 1975–1982, 1987–present

Album: Jun 1977 – PERE UBU In The Shadow Of The Aeronautical Shot Peening Co.
Released: 26 February 2021

Info: Recorded by David Thomas on a cassette at the Pirate’s Cove,
Old River Road in Cleveland, Ohio
, on June 2 1977. Some tracks previously
released as ‘Pirate’s Cove 6/2/77.’

Songs: Heaven, Real World, Nonalignment Pact, Street Waves (incomplete),
Modern Dance, Laughing, Sentimental Journey, Over My Head and Final

TUTV: Poor sound quality as it was recorded on a cassette player,
but it has a DIY charm. For the diehard fans.

Stream/buy here…

PERE UBU: Website

(PERE UBU, Belgium 2018 – photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s 15 Knockout Live Performances Of 2018…

Turn Up The Volume saw about 150 acts playing live this past year. Here are the 15 Knockout Performances that made his body temperature going way up, made his adrenalin stream faster and had a lasting impact on his greedy ears & impressed eyes.

1. THE FLAMING LIPS – Melkweg, Amsterdam – 11 November – Review here

2. SLOWDIVE – Cactus Brugge Festival – 15 July – Review here


3. IDLES – De Zwerver, Leffinge, Belgium – 2 November – Review here

4. JOHNNY MARR – Trix Club, Antwerp – 7 December – Review here

5. FONTAINES D.C. – Botanique, Brussels – 4 May – Review here

6. NOEL GALLAGHER – Vorst National, Brussels – 6 April

7. THE GLÜCKS – Ghent Fest – 19 July – Review here

8. RUMOURS – Cosa Nostra, Aalst – 21 April – Review here

9. JUJU – Kinky Star, Ghent – 18 February – Review here

10. PEUK – De Kleine Kunst, Ghent – 8 September – Review here

11. AUTOBAHN – Kinky Star, Ghent – 11 February – Review here

12. FALLING MAN – Ghent Fest – 14 July – Interview here

13. PERE UBU – 4 AD, Diksmuide – 1 June – Review here

14. TUBELIGHT – Charlatan, Ghent – 23 March – Review here

15. PINK ROOM – Kinky Star, Ghent – 3 March – Review here

(all pictures by Turn Up The Volume!)

YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1978…

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume! jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Albums per year/per week. Here’s another fabulous year to remember: 1978.



– ‘All Mod Cons‘ by THE JAM

Stream here

– ‘Parallel Lines‘ by BLONDIE

Stream here

‘This Year’s Model’ by ELVIS COSTELLO

Stream here


See/hear you next week for the year of 1979…

Live Moment Of The Year (So Far) – PERE UBU Kicking Out The Jams In Belgium…

PERE UBU – 4AD Club, Diksmuide, Belgium – 1 June 2018

Last Friday legendary Cleveland singer/songwriter/underground/rocker/poet/storyteller David Thomas and his PERE UBU band hit Belgium as part of an European tour following
the band’s release of the excellent 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo LP last summer.
A flamboyant album showing (again) that Thomas still has the sound and vision – after almost 45 years – to inspire, to enrapture and to excite with verbal sharpness, cracking tales and kick-ass songs. Also live the 6-headed combo still knows how to get a hungry crowd of old and less older fans (not to forget some lifelong-super-devoted fans named one by one by chief Thomas) in a state of joyous agitation. Experienced musicians led by
a natural-born entertainer with a voice that whispers, sings, howls, screams and tells us stories about monkeys and about his burden: people very close to him beg on repeat to be… charming. Hilarious stuff. The roller coaster set featured several tracks from the new LP and some imperishable classics. Despite some physical problems nailing him to his chair the whole time Thomas rattled on and on with every single nerve he has in his body. After the last song, and a deserved ovation many, including myself, headed towards the bar, not expecting an encore. Oh my! Pere Ubu came back faster than we could order a drink and how! KICK-OUT-THE-JAMS-MOTHERFUCKERS! The biting and clamorous way Thomas spit that timeless line out, word by word, was nothing less than gobsmacking!
So was actually the whole smashing rendition of that MC5 classic. Thomas was playing guitar on his walking stick! Suddenly a splendid gig turned into one with an unforgettable moment of sheer euphoria. Hail hail! Fabulous!

Kick Out The Jams, Motherfuckers!…

20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo
Stream newest album right here…

PERE UBU: Website – Albums Discography – Facebook – Twitter

(Concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)