laugh a heffer to the slaughter
peter laughner august 22, 1952 – june 22, 1977
Aside from those Hearthan 45\’s recorded as Pere Ubu (subsequently documented on the \”Datapanik in the Year Zero\” box set) and his earlier association with Rocket from the Tombs, this posthumously released collection of Laughner\’s home demos and live recordings remains his sole legacy to the world. Rudely jettisoned by Thomas just prior to the early sessions for the album which would become \”The Modern Dance\” and unable to stage a full recuperation from his addiction to alcohol and substance abuse, Laughner succumbed to acute pancreatits in 1977, aged just twenty-four.
A noted contributor to \’Creem\’ magazine in addition to his role as performing artist, veteran scribe and kindred spirit, Lester Bangs wrote his obituary.
▼ PETER LAUGHNER: BABY\’S ON FIRE from \”Take The Guitar For A Ride\” 2 x LP (Tim/Kerr) 1993 (US) HANDSOME PRODUCTIONS (PURCHASE PETER LAUGHNER RARITIES)