The Eraserhead original soundtrack recording will get the special vinyl reissue treatment in August from Sacred Bones Records. This deluxe edition includes the LP, a 16 page booklet, three 11" x 11" art prints, digital download, and a 7" of the heartwarmer above, "In Heaven (The Lady in the Radiator Song)" penned by Peter Ivers and performed by Laurel Near. (Yes, the song later covered by The Pixies, Devo, Bauhaus, Miranda Sex Garden, Tuxedomoon, Faith No More, etc.) The 7" B-side is a previously-unreleased Ivers track from the Eraserhead sessions.
For more on the strange life and mysterious murder of Peter Ivers, check out the book "In Heaven Everything Is Fine: The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers and the Lost History of New Wave Theatre."
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.