[IMAGE: Jarry's Pere Ubu]

Pere Ubu is the central character in a series of absurdist plays by Frenchman Alfred Jarry (1873-1907). "Pere" is French for "father." "Ubu" is the name of the character. The band was named Pere Ubu because:

All of this appealed to people who grew up listening to other people talk on transistorized radio receiver devices about UFOs & personal problems.

How you say it. [~30k Sun ULAW Sound File]