David Thomas (1953) is an American avant-garde rock and folk singer, best known as the lead singer of the group Pere Ubu.
Thomas' first band was called Rocket From The Tombs. This group mostly played parody songs which satirized 1950s and 1960s rock 'n' roll. One of the songs they covered was Flower Punk. Thomas claims to have been a huge fan of Zappa while he was at high school.
"The first records I ever bought were Uncle Meat and Captain Beefheart. I bought Uncle Meat and then I bought Hot Rats and I heard the singer on it and I thought, “This guy’s good.” And so I went out and in a week and bought everything Beefheart had done up to that point. So I had some musical appreciation before I started writing, but it was really of a very particular kind. I listened to Beefheart a lot; I though he was great. I didn’t know it was supposed to be weird or anything." (Interview with David Thomas in the magazine "Razorcake")
- Wikipedia article about David Thomas
- http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Article.aspx?id=3351%7C Interview with David Thomas)
- http://www.razorcake.org/site/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=9036%7C Interview with David Thomas)