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Peter Laughner – Amphetamine (1975)

I can’t resist an obvious segue.

Sadly, I couldn’t find any tracks called Lemsip or Paracetamol or Ibuprofen.

So you’ll have to make do with Amphetamine. Fortunately, this is a simply wonderful song composed and performed by Peter Laughner who was a founding member of Pere Ubu, one of the great bands of the last 40 years! I love this solo rendition but there are also great archive recordings of the track being performed by Rocket from the Tombs who were, effectively, Proto Ubu.

Check here. First the Laughner solo and then the Rocket from the Tombs original.


  1. don harvey
    August 24, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    If you like this, check out the youtube a different, acoustic, version of Laughner doing this song from “The Ann Arbor Tapes” (1976) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PlK8FKCEYI


  2. August 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Hey, thanks! This is great, never heard it before!


  3. don harvey
    June 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    The complete Ann Arbor Tapes are available for free download through the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j6x6j69pofyyj2p/AAClsid7l3dQSGA85k3Tno0ta?dl=0 It includes previously unreleased recording of “Fire Engine” and “Candy Say”, in addition to Story of My Life, Blank Generation, Dead Letter Zone, Amphetamine, and Venus de Milo. Peter Laughner: guitar and vocals, Don Harvey: reed organ, bass and backup vocals on Candy Says. Enjoy, and spread the word to anyone you think would like them, just please don’t sell them. Thank you, Don Harvey

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