Genre: Alternative
Label: Fire
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


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

Pere Ubu

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Limited Edition 4LP Box Set!
Four Album Box Set Tracing the Innovative Process of Pere Ubu 2006-2014!
3 Albums Remixed & Carnival of Souls Remastered!
1st Vinyl Release For Why I LUV Women!

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

Three albums have been remixed by David Thomas in 2021 with Carnival of Souls being remastered; the renamed Why I LUV Women, originally released on Glitterhouse in 2006, bore the line, "This is an irony-free recording"; it gains its first vinyl release. David Thomas says "I did an album of love songs. I studied the question of why I love women and I was concerned of people not accessing the deeper level on the songs, so I threw in the Jim Thompson-esque title to throw people off - or on to - the scent. It ended up in garbage bins in radio stations despite a full explanatory press release. You need me to spell it out? I spell it out for you on this release."

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 from 2013. Originally released on the 35th anniversary of the group's debut, The Modern Dance, the album is 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


  • Limited Edition
  • 4LP Box Set
  • Why I LUV Women (2006) - Remixed by David Thomas in 2021 & Mastered by Brian Pyle
  • "Long Live Pere Ubu!" (2009) - Remixed by David Thomas in 2021 with Extras & Mastered by Brian Pyle
  • Lady from Shanghai (2013) - Remixed by David Thomas in 2021 & Mastered by Brian Pyle
  • Carnival of Souls (2014) - Reconfigured & Then Remastered by Brian Pyle with Extras
  • Why I LUV Women on Vinyl for the First Time Ever & Renamed by David Thomas for This Box Set
  • Box with Lift-Off Lid
  • Poster
  • Limited-Time Digital Download Card


Why I LUV Women

Side One:
  1. Two Girls (One Bar)
  2. Babylonian Warehouses
  3. Blue Velvet
  4. Caroleen
  5. Flames over Nebraska
Side Two:
  1. Love Song
  2. Stolen Cadillac
  3. Mona
  4. Synth Farm
  5. Texas Overture

"Long Live Pere Ubu!" with Sarah Jane Morris

Side One:
  1. Ubu Overture
  2. Song of the Grocery Police
  3. Banquet of the Butchers
  4. Tear Your Eyes Out *
  5. March of Greed
  6. Big Sombrero
  7. Bring Me the Head
  8. Alienating the Audience *
Side Two:
  1. Road to Reason
  2. Slowly I Turn
  3. Watching the Pigeons
  4. The Story So Far
  5. Snowy Livonia, Pt 1 *
  6. Elsinore & Beyond

* Additions to the Album

Lady from Shanghai

Side One:
  1. Thanks
  2. Free White
  3. Feuksly Ma'am the Hearing
  4. Mandy
  5. Musicians Are Scum
  6. Another One (Oh Maybelline)
Side Two:
  1. And Then Nothing Happened
  2. Road Trip of Bipasha Ahmed
  3. Lampshade Man
  4. 414 Seconds
  5. The Carpenter Sun

Carnival of Souls

Side One:
  1. Golden Surf II
  2. Drag the River
  3. Irene
  4. Road to Utah
  5. Throb Array *
Side Two:
  1. Visions of the Moon
  2. Dr Faustus
  3. Bus Station
  4. Carnival
  5. Moonstruck *

* Additions to the Album

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