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Label:Smog Veil Records – SV150
4 x Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, LP, White
Genre:Rock, Blues
Style:Acoustic, Country Blues, Folk Rock, New Wave, Punk


1972 (Fat City Jive)
A01Hesitation Blues
Written-ByBilly Smythe
A02The Sidewalks Of New York
Arranged ByLaughner*
Written-ByLawlor*, Blake*
Written-ByLowell George
A04Solomon’s Mines
Written-ByPeter Laughner
A05Please Mrs. Henry
Written-ByBob Dylan
A06Mean Ol’ Frisco
A07Drunkard’s Lament
Written-ByTerry Hartman
A08T For Texas
Written-ByJimmie Rodgers
B09Good Time Music
Written-ByJohn Sebastian
B10Love Minus Zero (No Limit)
Written-ByBob Dylan
B11I’m Waiting For The Man
Written-ByLou Reed
B12Eyes Eyes
Written-ByMichael Hurley
B13The Eyes Of A New York Woman
Written-ByOgden*, Pynchon*
B14It’s Saturday Night (Dance The Night Away)
Written-ByPeter Laughner
B15These Days
Written-ByJackson Browne
B16Fat City Jive
Written-ByTerry Hartman
B17That’s The Story Of My Life
Written-ByLou Reed
1973 – 1974 (One of The Boys)
C01Rock & Roll
Written-ByLou Reed
C02One Of The Boys
Written-ByHunter*, Ralphs*
C03All Along The Watchtower
Written-ByBob Dylan
Written-ByLou Reed
D05I’m So Fucked Up
Written-ByPeter Laughner
D06White Light White Heat / Call The Ambulances
Written-By [Call The Ambulances]Cynthia Black (3)
Written-By [White Light White Heat]Lou Reed
1973 – 1977 (Pledging My Time)
E01Cinderella Backstreet
Written-ByPeter Laughner
E02Down At The Bar
Written-ByPeter Laughner
Written-ByPeter Laughner
E0432-20 Blues
Written-ByRobert Johnson
E05Rain On The City
Written-ByPeter Laughner
F06 “I Must Have Been Out Of My Mind”
Written-ByPeter Laughner
F07Pledging My Time
Written-ByBob Dylan
F08(My Sister Sold Her Heart To) The Junk Man
F09First Taste Of Heartache
Written-ByPeter Laughner
F10Sylvia Plath
Written-ByPeter Laughner
Written-ByPeter Laughner
1974 – 1977 (Rock It Down)
G01What Goes On
Written-ByLou Reed
G02Ain’t It Fun
Written-ByO'Connor*, Laughner*
Written-ByPeter Laughner
H04Prove It
Written-ByTom Verlaine
H05Dear Richard
Written-ByPeter Laughner
Written-ByPeter Laughner
H07It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Written-ByBob Dylan
H08Pablo Picasso
Written-ByJonathan Richman
H09Rock It Down
Written-ByPeter Laughner
1977 (Nocturnal Digressions)
I01See No Evil
Written-ByTom Verlaine
I02Come On In (Whatcha’ Doin’ On Them Stairs?)
Written-ByTom Verlaine
I03Everything I Say Just Goes Right Through Her Heart
I04The Next Room Of The Dream
Written-ByPeter Laughner
I05Do It
Written-ByJesse Winchester
I06Slim Slow Slider
Written-ByVan Morrison
J07Blank Generation
Written-ByRichard Hell
J08Wild Horses
J09Isn’t That So?
Written-ByJesse Winchester
J10Me And The Devil Blues
Written-ByRobert Johnson
J11Pale Blue Eyes
Written-ByLou Reed
J12(Going To) China
Written-ByPeter Laughner
J13Summertime Blues
Written-ByEddie Cochran

Companies, etc.



This version of the box set does not contain the 7" that was sent out with pre-orders from Smog Veil.

Black vinyl set except for record 5 (Nocturnal Digressions) which is on white vinyl. Comes with a hardbound 100 page book, and a download card for 320 kb/s mp3s.

Barcode found on hype sticker.

Record One: 1972 (Fat City Jive)

1 – 8, 16: The Original Wolverines (Peter Laughner, Mike Sands, Pete Sinks), WMMS “Coffeebreak Concert”, Cleveland, September 20, 1972 Host: Shauna Zurbrugg
9 – 15, 17: Peter Laughner and Mike Sands, WMMS “Coffeebreak Concert”, Cleveland, November 15, 1972 Host: Kid Leo

Record Two: 1973 – 1974 (One of The Boys)

1, 3, 4, 6: Cinderella Backstreet, The Cellar, Sandusky, June 24, 1973
2: Cinderella Backstreet, JB’s, Kent, March 23, 1973
5: Cinderella’s Revenge, Viking Saloon, Cleveland, May 11, 1974

Cinderella Backstreet: Cynthia Black, Albert Dennis, Rick Kalister, Scott Krauss, Peter Laughner.

Cinderella’s Revenge: Peter Laughner, Lachlan McIntosh, Eric Ritz, Susan Schmidt, Deborah Smith.

Record Three: 1973 – 1977 (Pledging My Time)

1: Peter Laughner, solo home recording, circa 1975
2: Peter Laughner and Deborah Smith, WMMS "Coffeebreak Concert", Cleveland, October 11, 1974
3, 10, 11: Peter Laughner and Albert Dennis, 4-track recording, East Cleveland, 1976 (circa August/September)
4: Peter Laughner, solo home recording, Cleveland Heights, 1976 (September or October)
5: Peter Laughner and Wally Wefel, home recording, 1973 (circa November/December)
6, 11: Peter Laughner, solo home 4-track recordings, circa 1976
7: Peter Laughner, solo home 4-track recording, Cleveland Heights, December 15, 1976
8, 9: Peter Laughner, from the “New Songs” tape, solo home recording, Cleveland Heights, 1977 (circa January/February)

Record Four: 1974 – 1977 (Rock It Down)

1: Fins, block party, Coventry, Cleveland Heights, July 27, 1974
2: Rocket From Tombs, The Agora, Cleveland, February 10, 1975
3: Peter Laughner and Don Harvey, from “The Ann Arbor Tapes”, Ann Arbor, February 1976
4, 8: Friction, rehearsal, Cleveland, October 31, 1976
5 – 7: Friction, The Pirate’s Cove, Cleveland, November 2, 1976
9: Peter Laughner and Adele Bertei, from the “Secret Session” tape, 4-track home recording, Cleveland Heights, 1977 (circa March)

Fins: Robert Bensick, Scott Krauss, Peter Laughner, Lachlan McIntosh, Deborah Smith.

Rocket From The Tombs: David “Crocus Behemoth” Thomas, Peter Laughner, Cheetah Chrome, Craig “Darwin Layne” Bell, Johnny “Madman” Madansky.

Friction: Anton Fier, Peter Laughner, Susan Schmidt, Deborah Smith.

Record Five: 1977 (Nocturnal Digressions)

From "Nocturnal Digressions", solo home recording, Bay Village, June 21, 1977

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 98304 42974 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 798304429749

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Peter Laughner (4×LP, LP, White, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Clear, Box Set, )Smog Veil RecordsSV150US2019
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Peter Laughner (5×CD, , Box Set, )Smog Veil RecordsSV150US2019
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Peter Laughner (5×CD, Album, Promo, Box Set, Promo)Smog Veil RecordsSV150US2019


  • tphillips80's avatar
    One of the best box sets that I've seen. The records are a nice weight and perfectly flat. Very nice box with a beautiful layout. The book kind of blew me away. The music is its best part! The definitive Peter Laughner collection (and one of the only)



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