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13th Floor Elevators

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Psychedelic Punks Refuse to Die: The Revenge of the 13th Floor Elevators

Profile by Metal Mike Saunders, unpublished, 1972

2009 note: The odd thing about this (unpublished) fall 1972 thing sent to Phonograph Record Monthly (unassigned) is that co-editor Greg Shaw would – I ...

Nuggets; Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era Compiled by Lenny Kaye (Elektra 7E-2006)

Review by Greg Shaw, Rolling Stone, 4 January 1973

Punk Rock: the arrogant underbelly of '60s pop ...

The Shakin’ Street Punk Survey

Overview by uncredited writer, Shakin' Street Gazette, 7 November 1974

THIS IS YOUR BIG CHANCE! Yes, it’s all coming back. Following the rock & roll revival, the surf music revival, and the reggae revival, the ...

The A-Z of Punk

Overview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 17 July 1976

THE ORIGINAL idea behind this A-Z was to try and provide a guide to 'punk' as it's now generally understood, i.e. as much a question ...

Roky Erickson: One Flew Out Of The Cuckoo's Nest

Retrospective by Jon Savage, Sounds, 23 July 1977

'After you trip, life opens up – you start doing what you wanna do...c'mon, C'MON let it happen to you...' – 'Roller Coaster', 13th Floor ...

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 (Sire)

Review by Stephen Demorest, Circus, 4 August 1977

THERE'S NO way you can take rock & roll too seriously after listening to this stuff. Compiled by Lenny Kaye (yes, he's also lead guitarist ...

Thirteenth Floor Elevators: Psychedelic Sounds Of.../Red Krayola: Parable Of Arable Land

Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, 21 October 1978

THESE ALBUMS are famous, if at all, for not being famous. Now that the all too seductive veil of obscurity has been lifted (and therefore ...

Roky Erickson: Darkness at the edge of your mind...

Profile by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 6 January 1979

...and other remembrances of psychedelic times past and future. ROKY ERICKSON, the Martian Van Morrison, will be visiting your town in "person" next month with ...

That's Cool, That's Trash: A History of the First Punk Era

Retrospective by Robot A. Hull, Creem, June 1979

FOR FIFTEEN years there has been an enigmatic force burrowing underground, pulling people by their roots down toward the core of white-hot rawness. Gripped by ...

Roky Erickson: I Walked With a Zombie

Retrospective and Interview by John Morthland, L.A. Weekly, 22 November 1990

Roky Erickson, at ultra-high frequency ...

Tex-adelia: 13th Floor Elevators and others

Retrospective by Edwin Pouncey, Vox, February 1991

The stomping ground for much of the action that took place during the "Psychedelic '60s" is usually considered to be San Francisco, where bands such ...

Various Artists: Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye

Review by Andy Gill, Q, May 1991

ROKY ERICKSON, LEADER OF LEGENDARY Texan psychedelic combo the 13th Floor Elevators, is perhaps an odd choice for the tribute album treatment. ...

13th Floor Elevators: Easter Everywhere

Review by Mat Snow, Q, 1993

THE SECOND INSTALMENT of Decal's noble policy of reissuing all four 13th Floor Elevators albums finds the influence of San Francisco (whose Avalon Ballroom they ...

His Own Private Realm: Roky Erickson

Interview by Tom Hibbert, MOJO, June 1995

Come with us now to the home of erstwhile 13th Floor Elevator Roky Erickson: a little shack on the outskirts of reality. And marvel how, ...

13th Floor Elevators: The Psychedelic World Of The 13th Floor Elevators (Charly)****

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, May 2002

BOXED COMPENDIUM of acid-fried Texan mindbenders. Includes lives, outtakes and alternate cuts on three remastered CDs. ...

Roky Erickson: I Have Always Been Here Before – The Roky Erickson Anthology

Review and Interview by Luke Torn, Uncut, May 2005

Astral Peaks: thirty years of incandescent psychedelia from rock's mercurial "madman". ...

The Kingdom of Heaven: It's time you knew Powell St. John

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Bentley, Austin Chronicle, 22 December 2006

THE BAND'S been playing at least an hour, but it feels like five minutes. Besides 'You Really Got Me', 'Roll Over Beethoven' and Bob Dylan's ...

13th Floor Elevators: Sign Of The 3 Eyed Men

Review and Interview by Mick Houghton, Uncut, March 2009

EVEN IF THEIR music had not been great, the bizarre history of the 13th Floor Elevators would have earned the band a place in rock ...

see also Roky Erickson


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