Pere UbuRFCv3 #27

This week’s streaming Radio Free Charleston on New Appalachian Radio is a celebration of the mind-hurting weirdness that is the trademark of our video program. As we get a little weirder, the show will also become just a little more like the original RFC radio show. Time opened up in our schedule and we were finally able to create new stuff for the show.

Each Week you can listen to Radio Free Charleston’s streaming radio incarnation at 10 AM and 10 PM on Tuesdays (and again at midnight Thursday) at New Appalachian Radio, part of Voices of Appalachia. If you miss it, check our the archives for previously-aired shows. You can also listen to Radio Free Charleston Saturday at Midnight. Saturday, RFC airs for six hours, starting at midnight.

NAR log 015Starting this week the liners and stingers for the show will be just a little more bizarre, and to mark this, the theme of our second hour is an hour of music from one of the Akron area’s finest musical oddities.

It’s not DEVO. We’re saving them for later. This week Radio Free Charleston brings you an hour of Pere Ubu, featuring David Thomas, who is not to be confused with any of the other Dave Thomases floating around out there.

Before we get there, though. We have a killer hour of great local and regional music for you, starting with two songs from J Marinelli’s killer new album, Stop Paying Attention.

J Marinelli “Stop Paying Attention”
J Marinelli “Saturn of Clarksburg”
Dina Hornbaker “At Bay”
Brian Young “Swingin’ Man”

Whistlepunk “Reflection (Spy Song)”
Close The Hatch “Skull and Bird”
Trielement “Noodle Soup”
Timothy Price “Kashmir”

Charlie West All Stars-Veteran’s Benefit CD Band

“Walk This Way”
“Champagne and Reefer”
“Runnin’ Down A Dream”

John Lancaster “Jeruselum Syndrome”

Our second hour is all music by Pere Ubu. The band took their name from a character in Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi. Members of this band have worked with They Might Be Giants, Richard Thompson, Henry Cow, Frank Black and others. Yet they remain obscure.

Anchored by David Thomas, who grew up around Akron and Cleveland, many of the original members came from the Northernmost Appalachian region. Thomas has an unusual voice that will either instantly hook or repel you.

We are going to jump around all over the 40-year Pere Ubu catalog, in no particular order, but we’re going to kick off our theme hour with the closest thing they’ve ever had to a hit, “Waiting For Mary”

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“Waiting For Mary”
“49 Guitars and One Girl”
“Ubu Dance Party”

“Breath (Don’t Let’s Talk About Tomorrow”
“Rhapsody In Pink”
“Sentimental Journey”
“The Waltz”

“My Theory of Spontaneous Simultude”
“Love, Love, Love”