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Peter Laughner - Peter Laughner Colored Vinyl 5LP Box Set - direct audio

Peter Laughner - Peter Laughner Colored Vinyl 5LP Box Set

Smog Veil Records

  • $ 12998

Peter Laughner Peter Laughner Colored Vinyl 5LP Box Set

Peter Laughner was a singer/songwriter from Cleveland, OH like no other. Before his untimely death in 1977, he played in numerous bands, most notably Rocket From The Tombs and Pere Ubu, and also as a solo performer. He wrote for a variety of weekly newspapers and Creem, where he was a contemporary of Lester Bangs. He famously told Jane Scott of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he wanted to do for Cleveland what "...Brian Wilson did for California and Lou Reed did for New York." In many ways, Peter did in fact put the Cleveland underground on the map.

In cooperation with Laughner's estate and his many collaborators, this colored vinyl 5LP box set contains the definitive statement of Peter's musical talents and additionally showcases his writings and the many works he created with a variety of talented friends. Smog Veil's research team has looked in every basement, attic, and corner to uncover numerous gems and are thrilled to be able to place Peter Laughner's work on full display. Many of the 56 songs contained in the release are seeing the light of day for the very first time.

All of the songs have been carefully mastered and sonically upgraded from the best possible sources by the Grammy-nominated team of Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering. The box set also contains a 100 page hardbound book of photos and writings.


•Colored vinyl 5LP box set
• 56 tracks with many available for the first time
• Mastered and sonically upgraded from the best possible sources by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering
• 100-page hardbound book of photos and writings

Peter Laughner Peter Laughner Track Listing:

LP1 - Record One: 1972 (Fat City Jive)
1. Hesitation Blues (Billy Smythe)
2. The Sidewalks of New York (Blake/Lawler arr: Laughner)
3. Willin' (Lowell George)
4. Solomon’s Mines (Peter Laughner)
5. Please Mrs. Henry (Bob Dylan)
6. Mean Ol’ Frisco (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup)
7. Drunkard’s Lament (Terry Hartman)
8. T For Texas (Jimmie Rodgers)
9. Good Time Music (John Sebastian)
10. Love Minus Zero (No Limit) (Bob Dylan)
11. I’m Waiting For The Man (Lou Reed)
12. Eyes Eyes (Michael Hurley)
13. The Eyes of A New York Woman (Ogden/Pynchon)
14. It’s Saturday Night (Dance The Night Away) (Peter Laughner)
15. These Days (Jackson Brown)
16. Fat City Jive (Terry Hartman)
17. That’s The Story of My Life (Lou Reed)

LP2 - Record Two: 1973 – 1974 (One of The Boys)
1. Rock & Roll (Lou Reed)
2. One of The Boys (Hunter/Ralphs)
3. All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
4. Heroin (Lou Reed)
5. I’m So Fucked Up (Peter Laughner)
6. White Light White Heat (Lou Reed) / Call The Ambulances (Cynthia Black)

LP3 - Record Three: 1973 – 1977 (Pledging My Time)
1. Cinderella Backstreet (Peter Laughner)
2. Down At The Bar (Peter Laughner)
3. Baudelaire (Peter Laughner)
4. 32-20 Blues (Robert Johnson)
5. Rain On The City (Peter Laughner)
6. “I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind” (Peter Laughner)
7. Pledging My Time (Bob Dylan)
8. (My Sister Sold Her Heart To) The Junk Man (Peter Laughner - Adele Bertei)
9. First Taste of Heartache (Peter Laughner)
10. Sylvia Plath (Peter Laughner)
11. Lullaby (Peter Laughner)

LP4 - Record Four: 1974 – 1977 (Rock It Down)
1. What Goes On (Lou Reed)
2. Ain’t It Fun (Laughner/O’Connor)
3. Amphetamine (Peter Laughner)
4. Prove It (Tom Verlaine)
5. Dear Richard (Peter Laughner)
6. Hideaway (Peter Laughner)
7. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Bob Dylan)
8. Pablo Picasso (Jonathan Richman)
9. Rock It Down (Peter Laughner)

LP5 - Record Five: 1977 (Nocturnal Digressions)
1. See No Evil (Tom Verlaine)
2. Come On In (Whatcha’ Doin’ On Them Stairs?) (Tom Verlaine)
3. Everything I Say Just Goes Right Through Her Heart (Peter Laughner - Adele Bertei)
4. The Next Room Of The Dream (Peter Laughner)
5. Do It (Jesse Winchester)
6. Slim Slow Slider (Van Morrison)
7. Blank Generation (Richard Hell)
8. Wild Horses (Jagger/Richards)
9. Isn’t That So? (Jesse Winchester)
10. Me And The Devil Blues (Robert Johnson)
11. Pale Blue Eyes (Lou Reed)
12. (Going To) China (Peter Laughner)
13. Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)

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