Sneak Preview of Peter Laughner Box Set on WMBR's Breakfast Of Champions Program
Friday, June 14, 2019
8:00am - 10:00am
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. 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.
Smog Veil Records have been working for the last 10 years to create the definitive Peter Laughner retrospective. The 56 song box set (5 LPs or CDs) will be released in August. On this morning's BoC, Smog Veil associate producer/researcher/coordinator Nick Blakey will join DJ Jon Bernhardt to discuss Peter Laughner's work, life, and legacy, as well as to preview a handful of tracks from the forthcoming release.
It all gets underway shortly after 9am EDT.
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