» » » Pere Ubu - Elitism For The People 1975-1978 (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Pere Ubu - Elitism For The People 1975-1978 (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Pere Ubu - Elitism For The People 1975-1978 (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Pere Ubu
Title: Elitism For The People 1975-1978
Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock, American Punk, Underground, Experimental Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave
Label: © Fire Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: pereubumusic.bandcamp.com
Duration: 02:22:17
Recorded: 1975-1978

Collecting the bracing and brilliant Pere Ubu in their earliest incarnation, with the devastating one-two knockout blow of 1978 studio bookends "The Modern Dance" and "Dub Housing", followed by "The Hearpen Singles (1975-1977)" and a red hot live set "Manhattan", recorded at the legendary Max's Kansas City in 1977; "Elitism For The People 1975-78" serves as a gut punch. As vital as ever, no band before or since has ever sounded like Pere Ubu - period.
Working from the original 2-track analogue mix tapes, Paul Hamann at Suma transferred to digital at the highest resolution available, at least four times the resolution of CD audio. Then, the tracks were carefully re-mastered by sonic architect Brian Pyle so as to capture the unique qualities within; the resulting listening experience is truly mind-blowing.

Pere Ubu emerged from the urban wastelands of mid-'70s Cleveland to impact the American underground for generations to follow; led by hulking frontman David Thomas, whose absurdist warble and rapturously demented lyrics remained the band's creative focus throughout their long, convoluted career, Ubu's protean art punk sound harnessed self-destructing melodies, scattershot rhythms, and industrial-strength dissonance to capture the angst and chaos of their times with both apocalyptic fervor and surprising humanity. Named in honor of Alfred Jarry's surrealist play Ubu Roi, Pere Ubu was formed in the autumn of 1975 from the ashes of local cult favorite Rocket from the Tombs, reuniting Thomas (aka Crocus Behemoth) with guitarist Peter Laughner; adding guitarist Tom Herman, bassist Tim Wright, keyboardist Allen Ravenstine, and drummer Scott Krauss, the group soon issued their debut single, "30 Seconds Over Tokyo," on Thomas' Hearthan label. The follow-up, "Final Solution," appeared on the renamed Hearpen in early 1976, and resulted in a series of live dates at the famed New York City club Max's Kansas City.
Laughner's longstanding battles with drugs and alcohol forced his exit from Pere Ubu in June of 1976; within a year, he was dead. The group continued on as a quintet, with bassist Tony Maimone signing on in the wake of Wright's move to New York, where he joined the pioneering no wave band DNA. In the wake of their third single, "Street Waves," Thomas was approached by Mercury label A&R exec Cliff Burnstein, who convinced the label to form a new imprint, Blank Records, for the express purposes of signing Pere Ubu; their debut LP, The Modern Dance, was issued in early 1978, and although the record made little commercial impact at home or abroad, its manic intensity and dark impenetrability proved profoundly influential on countless post-punk acts on both sides of the Atlantic. The follow-up, Dub Housing, was even better, pushing the band to further extremes of otherworldliness, but already the cracks were beginning to show, and upon completing 1979's New Picnic Time (working title: "Goodbye"), Ubu disbanded. Although the group re-formed months later, Herman opted not to return and was replaced by Red Krayola mastermind Mayo Thompson.
The Art of Walking followed in 1980, with subsequent tours in support of the record heralding the increasingly pop-centric sound that would distinguish later Ubu projects; a live record, 390° of Simulated Stereo, appeared a year later. Krauss was replaced by drummer Anton Fier for 1982's Song of the Bailing Man, but as before personal and creative differences began taking their toll and Ubu again disbanded; while Maimone and Krauss reunited in the group Home and Garden, Thomas continued the solo career he'd begun with the 1981 effort The Sound of the Sand (And Other Songs of the Pedestrians), a collaboration with guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson. He recorded 1987's Blame the Messenger with the Wooden Birds, a backing band including fellow Ubu alums Ravenstine and Maimone; after Krauss sat in for a Cleveland live date, the decision was made to begin working as Pere Ubu again. Guitarist Jim Jones and drummer Chris Cutler were also recruited for 1988's comeback effort The Tenement Year, a vividly idiosyncratic pop album far more accessible than anything in the band's back catalog.
1989's Stephen Hague-produced Cloudland further refined the approach, with the video for the single "Waiting for Mary" even earning limited MTV airplay; after both Ravenstine and Cutler exited Pere Ubu (the former becoming a commercial airline pilot), one-time Captain Beefheart sideman Eric Drew Feldman was installed for 1991's Worlds in Collision. Feldman soon departed as well to join Frank Black, and the remaining quartet recorded 1993's Story of My Life for the short-lived Imago label; Maimone was the next to go, with bassist Michele Temple and keyboardist Garo Yellin stepping in for 1995's planned swan song, Ray Gun Suitcase. As Ubu again slipped into limbo, the band's massive influence was celebrated in 1996 with the release of the five-disc box set Datapanik in the Year Zero; the renewed interest spurred Thomas back into action, and he reunited with Tom Herman for the first time in two decades to record 1998's sprawling Pennsylvania (also featuring holdovers Jones and Temple in addition to keyboardist Robert Wheeler and drummer Steve Mehlman). Four years later, Pere Ubu captured some of their darkest and most theatrical work to date with St. Arkansas. Why I Hate Women followed in 2006. A remix album also arrived that year. In 2009, the band returned with Long Live Pere Ubu!, which featured songs from a musical adaptation of the band's namesake play Ubu Roi and included contributions from Communards' Sarah Jane Morris and Gagarin. Pere Ubu's next album, 2013's Lady from Shanghai, was nearly as ambitious; described as "an album of dance music fixed," it commemorated the 35th anniversary of The Modern Dance with abrasive, industrial-tinged rhythms and an accompanying book, Chinese Whispers: The Making of Pere Ubu's Lady from Shanghai. Also in 2013, the band performed their underscore for the cult classic horror film Carnival of Souls; several pieces from the score became the basis for 2014's Carnival of Souls, which arrived in different CD and vinyl versions --Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny

#1 The Modern Dance (1978)
1. Non-alignment Pact 03:18
2. Modern Dance 03:28
3. Laughing 04:35
4. Street Waves 03:05
5. Chinese Radiation 03:28
6. Life Stinks 01:52
7. Real World 04:00
8. Over My Head 03:51
9. Sentimental Journey 06:05
10. Humor Me 02:43
#2 Dub Housing (1978)
1. Navvy 02:40
2. On The Surface 02:35
3. Dub Housing 03:39
4. Caligari's Mirror 03:48
5. Thriller! 04:36
6. I, Will Wait 01:45
7. Drinking Wine Spodyody 02:43
8. (Pa) Ubu Dance Party 04:46
9. Blow Daddy-o 03:38
10. Codex 04:54
#3 The Hearpen Singles (1975-1977)
1. 30 Seconds Over Tokyo 06:21
2. Heart of Darkness 04:43
3. Final Solution 04:57
4. Cloud 149 02:36
5. Untitled 03:31
6. Street Waves 03:04
7. My Dark Ages 03:59
8. Modern Dance 03:28
9. Heaven 03:04
#4 Manhattan: Live At Max's Kansas City 1977
1. My Dark Ages 06:53
2. Heaven 03:55
3. Sentimental Journey 06:56
4. Over My Head 07:38
5. 30 Seconds Over Tokyo 06:56
6. Life Stinks 02:29

David Thomas – vocals, musette, percussion
Tom Herman – guitar, backing vocals
Allen Ravenstine – EML 101 & 200 analog synthesizers, saxophone, tapes
Tony Maimone – bass, piano, backing vocals
Scott Krauss – drums

NitroFlare Links
You must register before you can view this text. Please register and Login
Would you like to leave your comment? Please Login to your account to leave comments. Don't have an account? You can create a free account now.
Dear visitor, you have not login. We recommend you to REGISTER and LOGIN to gain access to the full resource on our website.