The 5uu’s were an American avant-rock band from Los Angeles that released a standalone single and the album Bel Marduk & Tiamat on Rotary Totem-subsidiary U:r Records in 1986, followed by three albums on RēR during the subsequent 11-year period. For its 1988 release Elements, the band was joined by the Motor Totemist Guild. The two parties subsequently merged in the chamber-rock supergroup U Totem, which issued two CDs between 1990 and 1994 on Cuneiform, the 5uu’s home for two further discs during the early 2000s.

Members: Dave Kerman (drums, keyboards), Greg Conway (guitar, 1984-87), John Beck (bass, 1984-87), Curt Wilson (vocals, 1984-87), Sanjay Kumar (keyboards, 1986-2000), Bob Drake (guitar, bass, vocals, violin, 1994-97), Deborah Perry (vocals, 2000-present), Udi Koomran (2002-present)


  • Bel Marduk & Tiamat (1986)
  • “Misery Loves Company” / “Hot & Cold Frog” (1986)
  • Elements (1988 • 5uu’s With The Motor Totemist Guild)
  • Hunger’s Teeth (1994)
  • Crisis in Clay (1997)
  • Regarding Purgatories (2000 • Dave Kerman 5uu’s)
  • Abandonship (2002 • Dave Kerman / 5uu’s)
  • Tel Aviv Construction Events 1-3 (2004 • Dave Kerman/ 5uu’s)

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