Punishment Of Luxury ‎– Laughing Academy

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1C 064-82 735 Punishment Of Luxury Laughing Academy(LP, Album) United Artists Records 1C 064-82 735 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
TCK 30258 Punishment Of Luxury Laughing Academy(Cass, Album) United Artists Records TCK 30258 UK 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 735 Punishment Of Luxury Laughing Academy(LP, Album) United Artists Records 1C 064-82 735 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
UAG 30258 Punishment Of Luxury Laughing Academy(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 30258 UK 1979 Sell This Version
UAG 30258 Punishment Of Luxury Laughing Academy(LP, Album, W/Lbl) United Artists Records UAG 30258 UK 1979 Sell This Version
DOJOCD 147 Punishment Of Luxury Laughing Academy(CD, Album) Dojo DOJOCD 147 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CD LEM 167 Punishment Of Luxury Laughing Academy(CD, Album, RE) Lemon Recordings CD LEM 167 UK 2010 Sell This Version
UAC.5044 Punishment Of Luxury Laughing Academy(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAC.5044 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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jackblackwhite

jackblackwhite

November 30, 2016
referencing Laughing Academy, CD, Album, RE, CD LEM 167

forgotten but one of the most interesting bands post punk.notable for specific climate grotesque absurdity with the addition of glam punk cabaret.reliably recorded and meant to be musicians know as opposed to the then young bands that want to play, and immediately you can hear from are more than mediocrity.5 out of 5
DarbyCrash

DarbyCrash

October 10, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Laughing Academy, CD, Album, DOJOCD 147
Weird rock, but good, not so hard to listen to. One punk track on this record, played in a Ramonesy way, but still slightly weird. But this record is well worth having. 3/5
DarbyCrash

DarbyCrash

October 10, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Laughing Academy, LP, Album, 1C 064-82 735
Weird rock, but good, not so hard to listen to. One punk track on this record, played in a Ramonesy way, but still slightly weird. But this record is well worth having. 3/5
DarbyCrash

DarbyCrash

October 10, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Laughing Academy, LP, Album, UAG 30258
Weird rock, but good, not so hard to listen to. One punk track on this record, played in a Ramonesy way, but still slightly weird. But this record is well worth having. 3/5
stuffedspacedog

stuffedspacedog

September 29, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Laughing Academy, LP, Album, 1C 064-82 735
Punishment of Luxury were highly unfashionable at the time, their mix of muscular funk with punk, crazy changes in time signature, virtuosity and theatricality went down like a deflated balloon when it should have exploded like a bomb.

Listen to this album and you will hear Franz Ferdinand, Don Caballero, Battles... but this is 1979 and each of these bands have made entire albums based on just ONE of these Punishment of Luxury songs. Angry, tight, funky, weird, essential.

This is a fine album that can only achieve the plaudits that it deserves NOW with the amazing power of hindsight... there are more original ideas here than almost any album I can think of from this period and they put most current bands to shame. Awww....

This music is the genius of men displaced from time.