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Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Years Active: 1975-1982, 1987-present
Genres: Experimental Rock, Art Punk, New Wave, Industrial Rock, Post-punk

Pere Ubu is an experimental rock music group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. Despite many long-term band members, singer David Thomas has been the only constant in the lineup. The group is named after Père Ubu (“father Ubu”), the protagonist of “Ubu Roi” (“Ubu, the King”), a play by French writer Alfred Jarry. Pere Ubu's 1975 debut single was “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” backed with “Heart of Darkness” and followed by “Final Solution” in 1976. From these first recordings, Pere Ubu sounded like few others. Their propulsive rhythmic pulse was similar to Krautrock, but Thomas's yelping, howling, desperate singing was and still is peculiar when compared to most other rock... Continue Bio >>

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