Exposé Online banner

5uu's

5uu's
Country
United States
Profile
The 5uu's were an American avant-rock group founded in Los Angeles, California in 1984 by drummer-composer Dave Kerman. The group released their first album in 1986 and recorded a second in 1988 with Motor Totemist Guild, a similar band from the area. The two groups merged in 1988 to form U Totem and made two albums. When U Totem split up in 1994, the 5uu's reformed and went on to make two more albums. In 2000 the band became known as Dave Kerman/5uu's and released a further two albums under this name. The 5uu's were influenced by the European Rock in Opposition (RIO) movement of the late 70s and created, along with other groups like Thinking Plague and Hail, an "American version of RIO."
Website
http://www.generalrubric.com/dkerman
Related articles (10)
Releases on file (6)
Dave Kerman / 5uu's — Abandonship Dave Kerman / 5uu's — Abandonship
(Cuneiform Rune 158, 2002, CD)
Dave Kerman with 5uu's  — Regarding Purgatories Dave Kerman with 5uu's — Regarding Purgatories
(Cuneiform Rune 135, 2000, CD)
5uu's  — Crisis in Clay 5uu's — Crisis in Clay
(ReR Megacorp 5uu2, 1997, CD)
5uu's — Hunger's Teeth 5uu's — Hunger's Teeth
(Recommended Records (RéR) 5uu1, 1994, CD)
5uu's with Motor Totemist Guild — Elements 5uu's with Motor Totemist Guild — Elements
(ReR Megacorp 33, 1988, CD)
5uu's — Point of Views 5uu's — Point of Views
(Cuneiform Rune 85, 1987/1996, CD)

Latest news

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Jean-Pascal Boffo - Carillons – A most welcome reissue of one of Musea's finest releases ever, Jean-Pascal Boffo's second LP from '87. In the 70s, he was the guitarist with a Genesis inspired group called Mandragore, which later...  (1994) » Read more

Arlo Bigazzi / Claudio Chianura / Lance Henson - Drop 6: The Wolf & The Moon – The three artists listed above are only the tip of the iceberg; collaborators on this project include Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree), Roger Eno, No-Man, Hector Zazou, and many more. The reason it...  (2002) » Read more

Stealing the Fire - Hot Ice and Wondrous Strange Snow – Not really a sequel, but certainly a long time coming. Anyone recall the Earthstone album Seed? At the time it was receiving some good reviews, actually people were raving about it; I know I liked it....  (2002) » Read more

Klaatu - Solology – Canadian trio Klaatu was primarily a studio outfit, their only live performances coming in the early 80s toward the tail end of their five album run. So the highlight of Solology is the six live...  (2010) » Read more

El Reloj - El Reloj & Second Album – El Reloj is an Argentine group influenced by the more harder rocking bands of the early 70s like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Their sound on their first album is a dual-guitar rock that keeps a...  (1999) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues