My band opened a show for Pere Ubu in Chicago on April 8, 1994. We heard on the drive from Columbus that Kurt Cobain was dead and we dedicated the show to him. A futile gesture, perhaps, but it felt like a good thing to do.
We also had the privilege of covering a latter-period Ubu single, “Kathleen”, for an all-Ohio double cd tribute album called Ubu Dance Party.
Datapanik was also the name of an indie/punk label run by friends from Columbus.
This compilation ep of some of the band’s early singles came from the Etchinghill Bootfair and cost me a pound. Good prog/proto-new wave, a missing link of sorts.