Pere Ubu

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": post-punk experimental new wave experimental rock alternative avant-garde Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Cleveland, Ohio, USA in 1975, and taking their name from Alfred Jarry’s play, Pere Ubu evolved from several of the region’s experimental bands, including Rocket From The Tombs and Foggy And The Shrimps. Their initial line-up, comprising David Thomas (1953, Miami, Florida, USA; vocals), Peter Laughner (b. Peter Ravenscroft Laughner, 22 August 1952, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 22 June 1977, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; guitar), Tom Herman (guitar/bass/organ), Tim Wright (guitar/bass), Allen Ravenstine (synthesizer/saxophone) and Scott Krauss (drums), completed the compulsive ‘30 Seconds Over Tokyo’, while a second single, ‘Final Solution’, was recorded following Ravenstine’s departure. Wright and Laughner then left the fold, but new bass player Tony Maimone augmented the nucleus of Thomas, Herman and Krauss before the prodigal Ravenstine returned to complete the most innovative version of the band. Two more singles, ‘Street...

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