Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Here we go again...

Today is another round of our series (random, as they are) of The Greatest Song Ever Written (At Least For Today), where we highlight a song, for the sake of the song.  No wordy exposition.  No Mountainesque rambling.  The song is the star.  Of course, we always encourage folks to support the artists' (or their legacies) involved.

Peter Laughner  was most notably a member of Rocket From The Tombs, and early incarnations of Pere Ubu.  He was associated with many other bands, as well, but that's neither here nor there, ultimately.  You can find out more about him on the world wide interwebs.   His tragic end should not detract from the amazing music he made, most notably the song "Amphetamine".  An astonishing piece of work, stolen by the horrendously bland Wilco.   To quote another tediously bland band, we're "stealing it back".

A slice of heartbreaking beauty, then.  A swirling, droning piece of loss and loneliness.  Breathe deep and shine...

"Like having a party, but you aren't invited..."

Peter Laughner: Amphetamine (mp3)

Rocket From The Tomb: Amphetamine (mp3)

Just enjoy...Support who you can. 

1 comment:

Chimesfreedom-Pophistory said...

Thanks for these. I've only been somewhat familiar with Laughner's work, mainly because I'd lived in Cleveland for awhile after Laughner's death. But hearing these beautiful recordings motivates me to dig deeper than I have. (Not to mention that in the song he mentions what was my favorite bar in that city.) Thanks.