"Do you really think late Pere Ubu albums are better than the early ones.?
I don't know the other names."
I think that that Dave's work with the Pale Boys is fabulous and approaches the strange greatness of early PU. The later Rocket From The Tomb's work is fantastic as well. Both produced when Mr. Thomas was well past forty.
Dave Alvin was a member of the Blasters, has performed with X subbing for Billy Zoom, and recorded and toured with Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Both of these gentlemen are in their prime today (Mr. Gilmore not really a "rocker").
Kristen Hersh was (is) the leader of Throwing Muses, a great 4AD group that has a new offering about to be released.
Curtiss A is the Dean of Scream and the Godfather of R&R in Minneapolis.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention Johnny Winter's producing the final Muddy Water's output, which was a stunning conclusion to a great discography. Mr. Morganfield rocked as hard as he ever did on those sessions.