Rocket From The Tombs

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Proto-punk band from Cleveland, Ohio, USA active from mid-1974 to mid-1975. After the split of the Rocket From The Tombs O'Connor and Madansky formed Frankenstein (pre-Dead Boys), Laughner and Thomas founded Pere Ubu. Reformed 2003.
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Albums

Rocket From The Tombs - The Day The Earth Met The... album art Rocket From The Tombs The Day The Earth Met The... (Album, Comp) Smog Veil Records US 2002 Sell This Version
Rocket From The Tombs - Rocket Redux album art Rocket From The Tombs Rocket Redux (Album) Glitterhouse Records Japan 2004 Sell This Version
Rocket From The Tombs - Barfly album art Rocket From The Tombs Barfly (Album) Smog Veil Records US 2011 Sell This Version
Rocket From The Tombs - Black Record album art Rocket From The Tombs Black Record (Album) Fire Records UK & US 2015 Sell This Version
CRO2 Rocket From The Tombs - The WMMS Demos album art Rocket From The Tombs The WMMS Demos(Cass, Album) Not On Label CRO2 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HR150 Rocket From The Tombs - I Sell Soul album art Rocket From The Tombs I Sell Soul(7", Single) Hearthan HR150 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Rocket From The Tombs - Coopy album art Rocket From The Tombs Coopy(CDr, Single, Promo) Fire Records none UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Rocket From The Tombs - Welcome To The New Dark Ages album art Rocket From The Tombs Welcome To The New Dark Ages(CDr, Single, Promo) Fire Records none UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Rocket From The Tombs - Strychnine album art Rocket From The Tombs Strychnine(CDr, Single, Promo) Fire Records none UK 2015 Sell This Version

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mrsifter63

mrsifter63

August 25, 2016
'Aint It Fun' (a total monster!) was released on the 'Punk Vault' limited edtion series as 'Number Four' and was also later(?) pressed up by Jack Slack Records b/w Transfusion...
Bradx

Bradx

May 20, 2016
One of the greatest bands never to have issued a record. Not during the period of their existence anyway.
Most of their recordings are demos, live tapes and rehearsals. The Day The Earth Met The Rocket From The Tombs is a compilation of all the bits of tape that managed to meet a recording-head during their brief tenure on the planet (they only existed for about 13 months in 1974).

It's all rough as old boots and all completely brilliant. The genius of the band was Peter Laughner who wrote some nasty, crude, nihilistic punk songs before punk existed. Ain't It Fun was covered by Guns n Roses which means that Peter Laughner would now be a very rich man, if he was still with us. Unfortunately, like his good mate Lester Bangs, he departed this earthly plane prematurely, alas.

Anyway - get hold of this album if you like real rock n roll in the vein of the Stooges. It doesn't really matter if it's on CD or vinyl - they both sound good. The other one to get - which has a few different tracks on but quite a lot of overlap - is the Peter Laughner compilation Peter Laughner & Friends* - Take The Guitar Player For A Ride on Tim Kerr Records.

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