Bring Me The Head Of Ubu Roi is Pere Ubu's adaptation of the proto-Absurdist stage play that gave the band its name, Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi (King Ubu). Its premiere in Paris in 1896 provoked riots in the theatre and a national scandal. A vicious and satiric re-telling of Shakespeare's Macbeth, Jarry's work lambastes do-gooder monsters and the Survival of the Unfit.This podcast comprises Act 1 of the six acts of Bring Me The Head Of Ubu Roi. The other acts are available via download from www.hearpen.com.Members of the band Pere Ubu perform all cast roles. Sarah Jane Morris is Mère Ubu. An album of songs called Long Live Père Ubu! is available as a cd and as a download from www.hearpen.com.
Act 1 Scene 314/07/2009 Duration: 06min
Act 1 Scene 3 (6:07)Characters in order of appearance are Banquo's Ghost, Mère Ubu, Captain Ordura, Père Ubu & The Palcontents.The songs embedded are "Banquet Of The Butchers" and "Pataphysical Mirror."Next episode released July 28 2009.Pre-order the album cd in the UK: Cooking Vinyl StorePlay.com - best dealHMV - almost the best dealAmazon UK
Act 1 Scene 230/06/2009 Duration: 01min
Act 1 Scene 2 (1:19)Characters in order of appearance are Banquo's Ghost, Mère Ubu, and Père Ubu."Père" is French for Father, "Mère" for Mother - used as titles they infer a degree of wisdom and authority.The song embedded is "Tear Your Eyes Out."Next episode released July 14 2009.Pre-order the album cd in the UK: Cooking Vinyl StorePlay.com - best dealHMV - almost the best dealAmazon UK
Prologue / Act 1 Scene 116/06/2009 Duration: 05min
Prologue / Act 1 Scene 1 (5:04)Characters in order of appearance are Banquo's Ghost, Père Ubu, and Mère Ubu.The songs embedded are "Ubu Overture" and "Song Of The Grocery Police" from the album "Long Live Père Ubu!" by Pere Ubu. It's released Sept 14 2009 on Cooking Vinyl and can be pre-ordered. Details on a USA release soon.Next episode released June 30 2009.