PERE UBU – Video For 1991 Nugget ‘OH CATHERINE’

26 March 2023

Cleveland’s art-rockers PERE UBU, with mastermind David Thomas in the driver’s seat started their musical Odyssey in 1975, took a break in 1982, returned in 1987 and are still active. So far PU released 17 longplayers with The Long Goodbye as the most recent one, released in 2019.

Let’s return to the past, to 1991, to the 8th LP Worlds In Collision.

The opener/single OH CATHERINE was/is
a bittersweet, lovesick tune. Both charming
and moody.

Here’s the weird video clip.

PERE UBU: Bio – Discography – Facebook

7-Inch History – Debut Single PERE UBU 1975

Great 7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl from the past

13 November 2022

Band: PERE UBU (Cleveland, US)
Led by mastermind Dave Thomas (aged 69)
Active: 1975–1982, 1987–present / 17 albums

Released: 1975

The song was written by David Thomas, Peter Laughner and Gene O’Connor,
during their stint as members of Rocket from the Tombs in 1974.

On Spotify

PERE UBU: Bio – Discography


Turn Up The Volume picks 10 gems of favorite artists/bands

20 August 2022

Who doesn’t like making all sorts of (play)lists?

I do. Best of lists, end-of-the-year lists, golden oldies lists,
only family lists, guilty pleasure song lists, summer lists,
brand new song lists. Okay, stop, I think I made my point.

Today: PERE UBU.

David Thomas, the mastermind of Cleveland’s indie mavericks
Pere Ubu start shaking back in 1975 and is still going strong
(I saw him playing with his band in Belgium, 3 years ago.
You can read my review here).

Hands up for Pere Ubu…

Bio – Discography

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!)