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Smog Veil still working on Peter Laughner box set

The label ensures fans it “will be worth the wait”

Ohio’s Smog Veil has confirmed that it is still going ahead with Peter Laughner, a five disc set of Pere Ubu co-founder Laughner’s music. Label owner Frank Mauceri said: “I want to be certain that this box set, the definitive statement of the life and work of Peter Laughner, is as perfect as it can be. If it takes a little extra time to get this released, just be assured that it is for the better.

“We spared no expense,” continues Mauceri. “Fans will notice the care we put into this. Test pressings have been approved and final layouts are in process. We appreciate the patience that everyone has shown and want you to know the reward will be worth the wait."

Focusing on the period between 1972–77, the five LP/CD set Peter Laughner will include previously unreleased performances by Laughner’s groups Rocket From The Tombs, Cinderella Backstreet, Cinderella’s Revenge, Fins, Friction and The Original Wolverines, as well as solo and collaborative works. The set is completed by a 100 page book featuring Laughner’s writings, reviews and poetry published in Creem, Exit, Zeppelin and Star.

The Pere Ubu co-founder died in 1977, aged 24.