Much of the non-Ubu
material discussed on this site is difficult or impossible to find. The
box set goes a long way towards addressing this, giving fans a sampling
of what was going on at the time, and hopefully this page will extend
More songs will be
added as they are made available to me.
Thanks to everybody
involved for allowing me to post their material here. The artists retain
all of the applicable copyrights, and of course all of this is intended
to illustrate the careers of those involved, and not for sale in any form.
Go by the albums---really. At the very least it'd do you some good to
get up from in front of the computer and go for a walk.
All songs encoded
at 96kbs/44khz. CD quality is a myth anyway. And why are CDs now the high
Worlds In Collsion
Robert Gets and F
From an Ubu performance
on NPR's short-lived music show, Anthem, aired in the Spring of '99. Throughout
the program, David appologized repeatedly for tainting NPR's otherwise
respectable airwaves and ruining the host's (Rick Karr) career. Some of
this is tacked on to the end of Fly's Eye, which closed the show. A few
months after this episode aired, the show was, indeed, cancelled. Rick
Karr was last spotted in a urine-stained box on the O'Hare line, but claimed
to have some relatives who would look after him if he could just borrow
20 cents to get out to their house.
"Robert Gets and F" is a brief snippet of the interview, in
which Mr Wheeler explains about his theremin and his electronics class.
He did not get an F on this project, but instead a much more respectable
B, and any slanderous implications this title may have regarding his academic
achievement are on my shoulders.
The most recent recording by the band.
While I Wasn't Looking
Tom Herman's post-Ubu project, with the undeniable
Lenny Bove. "Serenade" was issued as part of a compilation,
and "While I Wasn't Looking" is from their first time in a recording
studio, issued in 1995 on "Unclaimed Freight". While the later
isn't necessarily representative of the band's sound, it's a great example
of Tom's guitar stylings.