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Pere Ubu: Nuke The Whales 2006-2014: 4LP Vinyl Box Set

Nuke The Whales 2006-2014: 4LP Vinyl Box Set

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  • Release Date 01 April 2022
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Quadruple Vinyl LP
Rewriting the history of music, Pere Ubu continue to confound convention and shift personnel. The next box set in Fire Records’ reissue series, ‘Nuke The Whales’ houses 4 LPs originally released between 2006 and 2014 – 'Why I LUV Women’, 'Carnival Of Souls’, ‘Lady Of Shanghai’ and Long Live Pere Ubu!’

‘Nuke The Whales,’ is a nod of respect to a couple in Cleveland who would daub such messages over the big news stations’ advertising boards. “Very few bands display such dedication to constant self-reinvention as Pere Ubu” The Quietus

All four albums have been remixed and remastered by original Pere Ubu member David Thomas. ‘Why I LUV Women’, originally released on Glitterhouse in 2006, gains its first vinyl release. "Spews 11 tunes of arcane lyrics and dense music” shrieked The Cleveland Gazaette. It’s joined by ‘Long Live Pere Ubu’ a soundtrack to a musical adaptation of the play. “Skronking, squalling rhythms and melodic snippets undulating round a pulsating soundscape." Record Collector And ‘Lady From Shanghai’, their Fire debut for Fire in 2013. Originally released on the 35th anniversary of the group's debut, ‘The Modern Dance’, a latter day re-evaluation of the unprompted dance genre. And its follow up ‘Carnival Of Souls’, a haunting “underscore’ to a tale of alienation, it “combines metallic percussion, spare guitars and David Thomas' muttered vocals into something rustic and rickety, yet threatening at a moment's notice.” AllMusic
Disc 1 - Why I LUV Women
1 A1 Two Girls (One Bar)  
2 A2 Babylonian Warehouses  
3 A3 Blue Velvet  
4 A4 Caroleen  
5 A5 Flames Over Nebraska  
6 B1 Love Song  
7 B2 Stolen Cadillac  
8 B3 Mona  
9 B4 Synth Farm  
10 B5 Texas Overture  
Disc 2 - Lady from Shanghai
1 C1 Thanks  
2 C2 Free White  
3 C3 Feuksly Ma'am, The Hearing  
4 C4 Mandy  
5 C5 Musicians Are Scum  
6 C6 Another One  
7 D1 And Then Nothing Happened  
8 D2 Road Trip of Bipasha Ahmed  
9 D3 Lampshade Man  
10 D4 414 Seconds  
11 D5 The Carpenter Sun  
Disc 3 - Carnival of Souls
1 E1 Golden Surf II  
2 E2 Drag the River  
3 E3 Irene  
4 E4 Road to Utah  
5 E5 Throb Array  
6 F1 Visions of The Moon  
7 F2 Dr Faustus  
8 F3 Bus Station  
9 F4 Carnival  
10 F5 Moonstruck  
Disc 4 - Long Live Pere Ubu!
1 G1 Ubu Overture  
2 G2 Song Of The Grocery Police  
3 G3 Banquet of the Butchers  
4 G4 Tear Your Eyes Out  
5 G5 March of Greed  
6 G6 Big Sombrero  
7 G7 Bring Me The Head  
8 G8 Alienating The Audience  
9 H1 Road to Reason  
10 H2 Slowly I Turn  
11 H3 Watching The Pigeons  
12 H4 The Story So Far  
13 H5 Snowy Livonia, pt 1  
14 H6 Elsinore & Beyond  

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