Pere Ubu – Datapanik in the Year Zero (Radar RDR1) (1978)


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.

Published in: on October 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. no fucking way! nice score, ‘bo!

  2. bought this when it first came out – stil gets spun all the time here – bloody nice find man !!!

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