Story of Pere Ubu - 3


Pleased and intrigued by the promise of unique experience the Ubus extended the project. David booked a debut concert for New Year's Eve at a college bar downtown called the Viking Saloon. Allen backed out. He was replaced by Dave Taylor, a clerk at a cool record store who owned the same kind of EML synthesizer. This was a remarkable coincidence seeing as how the EML was, even then, a rare analog machine produced for use in schools and manufactured for only a brief period by a Connecticut company before it switched over to providing parts for the far more lucrative military satellite market. Ubu put together a show filled out with Velvets, Stooges and garage rock covers. It went okay. The project was extended again.