Monday, December 12

Don't Expect Art - Pere Ubu (1980)


"A semi-approved bootleg limited to 500 copies. Original covers were promo jackets of Patti Smith's Horses album pasted over with printed pieces of paper front and back. Probably recorded in 1978 and mostly at Pirate's Cove. 'I Will Wait' was recorded at the Homestead Theater. No other details are remembered. Released on Tri-City Records in 1979. The label on Side 1 reads 'X-Mas Concert At Interstate Mall.' The label on Side 2 reads 'Live At Club Wow.' ... Cover of AOT This same bootleg was re-booted, unofficially, as Don't Expect Art (Impossible Recordworks IMP1-07) in 1980. 'Don't Expect Art' was an Ubu Communex injunction of the day so the source of the re-boot was probably also a fan. Song titles on both releases were disguised, undoubtedly an effort to avoid detection by the bootleg police."
U-Men Live At Interstate Mall - Pere Ubu
YouTube: (TheU-Men) - Don’t Expect Art (X-MasConcert) '80 full album

2008 April: Pere Ubu, 2010 July: Pere Ubu - 1, 2012 November: David Thomas And The Pedestrians - Variations On A Theme, 2013 February: Dub Housing, 2014 September: Carnival of Souls (2014), 2015 June: Street Waves / My Dark Ages (1976), 2016 January: Live at the Longhorn: April 1, 1978, 2016 February: Cloudland (1989), 2016 April: Architecture of Language 1979-1982, 2016 November: The Modern Dance (1978).

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