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Peter Laughner
Peter Laughner

Peter Laughner - Peter Laughner

Peter Laughner was a singer-songwriter from Cleveland 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. In cooperation with Peter's estate and his many collaborators, the 5LP and 5CD plus 100-page hardbound book Box Sets contain the definitive statement of Peter's musical talents and showcases his writings and the many works he created with a variety of talented friends.

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"It’s Saturday Night (Dance The Night Away) (Peter Laughner)"

TRACK LISTING

  1. Record One: 1972 (Fat City Jive)
  2. Side One:
  3. 1. Hesitation Blues (Billy Smythe)
  4. 2. The Sidewalks of New York (Blake/Lawler - Arr: Laughner)
  5. 3. I’m Willing (Lowell George)
  6. 4. Solomon’s Mines (Peter Laughner)
  7. 5. Please Mrs. Henry (Bob Dylan)
  8. 6. Mean Ol’ Frisco (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup)
  9. 7. Drunkard’s Lament (Terry Hartman)
  10. 8. T For Texas (Jimmie Rodgers)
  11. Side Two:
  12. 9. Good Time Music (John Sebastian)
  13. 10. Love Minus Zero (No Limit) (Bob Dylan)
  14. 11. I’m Waiting For The Man (Lou Reed)
  15. 12. Eyes Eyes (Michael Hurley)
  16. 13. Eyes Of A New York Woman (Ogden/Pynchon)
  17. 14. It’s Saturday Night (Dance The Night Away) (Peter Laughner)
  18. 15. These Days (Jackson Browne)
  19. 16. Fat City Jive (Terry Hartman)
  20. 17. That’s The Story Of My Life (Lou Reed)
  21. 1 – 8, 16: The Original Wolverines (Peter Laughner/Mike Sands/Pete Sinks), WMMS “Coffeebreak Concert”, September 20, 1972 (Excerpts)
  22. 9 – 15, 17: Peter Laughner And Mike Sands, WMMS “Coffeebreak Concert”, November 15, 1972 (Excerpts)
  23. Record Two: 1973 – 1974 (One Of The Boys)
  24. Side One:
  25. 1. Rock & Roll (Lou Reed)
  26. 2. One Of The Boys (Hunter/Ralphs)
  27. 3. All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
  28. Side Two:
  29. 4. Heroin (Lou Reed)
  30. 5. I’m So Fucked Up (Peter Laughner)
  31. 6. White Light/White Heat (Lou Reed) -> Call The Ambulances (Cynthia Black)
  32. 1, 3, 4, 6: Cinderella Backstreet, The Cellar, Sandusky, OH June 23, 1973
  33. 2: Cinderella Backstreet, JB’s, Kent, OH March 23, 1973
  34. 5: Cinderella’s Revenge, Viking Saloon, Cleveland May 11, 1974
  35. Record Three: 1974 – 1977 (Rock It Down)
  36. Side One:
  37. 1. What Goes On (Lou Reed)
  38. 2. Ain’t It Fun (Laughner/O’Connor)
  39. 3. Amphetamine (Peter Laughner)
  40. Side Two:
  41. 4. Prove It (Tom Verlaine)
  42. 5. Dear Richard (Peter Laughner)
  43. 6. Hideaway (Peter Laughner)
  44. 7. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Bob Dylan)
  45. 8. Pablo Picasso (Jonathan Richman)
  46. 9. Rock It Down (Peter Laughner)
  47. 1: Fins, Block Party, 2765 Euclid Hts Blvd., Coventry, Cleveland Hts July 27, 1974
  48. 2: Rocket From The Tombs, The Agora, Cleveland February 10, 1975
  49. 3: Peter Laughner And Don Harvey, From “The Ann Arbor Tapes”, Ann Arbor, MI, February 1976
  50. 4 – 7: Friction, The Pirate’s Cove, Cleveland November 2, 1976
  51. 1. 8: Friction, Rehearsal, Cleveland October 31, 1976
  52. 2. 9: Peter Laughner And Adele Bertei, “Secret Session”, Unknown Studio, Cleveland 1977
  53. Record Four: 1977 (Nocturnal Digressions)
  54. Side One:
  55. 1. See No Evil (Tom Verlaine)
  56. 2. Come On In (Whatcha’ Doin’ On Them Stairs?) (Tom Verlaine)
  57. 3. Everything I Say Just Goes Right Through Her Heart (Peter Laughner)
  58. 4. The Next Room Of The Dream (Peter Laughner)
  59. 5. Do It (Jesse Winchester)
  60. 6. Slim Slow Slider (Van Morrison)
  61. Side Two:
  62. 7. Blank Generation (Richard Hell)
  63. 8. Wild Horses (Jagger/Richards)
  64. 9. Isn’t That So? (Line Of Least Resistance) (Jesse Winchester)
  65. 10. Me And The Devil Blues (Robert Johnson)
  66. 11. Pale Blue Eyes (Lou Reed)
  67. 12. (Going To) China (Peter Laughner)
  68. 13. Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)
  69. Recorded By Peter Laughner Solo At The Laughner Residence, Wolf Road, Bay Village, OH June 21, 1977
  70. Record Five: 1973 – 1977 (Pledging My Time)
  71. Side One:
  72. 1. Cinderella Backstreet (Peter Laughner)
  73. 2. Down At The Bar (Peter Laughner)
  74. 3. Baudelaire (Peter Laughner)
  75. 4. 32-20 Blues (Robert Johnson)
  76. 5. Rain On The City (Peter Laughner)
  77. Side Two:
  78. 6. “I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind” (Peter Laughner)
  79. 7. Pledging My Time (Bob Dylan)
  80. 8. (My Sister Sold Her Heart To) The Junk Man (Peter Laughner)
  81. 9. First Taste Of Heartache (Peter Laughner)
  82. 10. Sylvia Plath (Peter Laughner)
  83. 11. Lullaby (Peter Laughner)
  84. 1: Peter Laughner, Solo Home Recording, Circa 1975
  85. 2: Peter Laughner And Deborah Smith, WMMS Coffeebreak Concert, October 11, 1974
  86. 3, 10, 11: Peter Laughner And Albert Dennis, 4-Track Recording, East Cleveland, 1976
  87. 4: Peter Laughner, Solo Home Recording, Cleveland Hts., 1976
  88. 5: Peter Laughner And Wally Wefel, Living Room Session, 1973
  89. 6: Peter Laughner, Solo Home Recordings (Mystery 4-Track Session Circa 1976)
  90. 7: Peter Laughner, Solo Home Recording, Cleveland Hts., December 15, 1976 (“Unmixed” Version)
  91. 8, 9: Peter Laughner, Solo Home Recording (“New Songs”), Cleveland Hts., 1977