The 13th Floor Elevators / Roky Erickson - The Interpreter Vol.2 download album
Though it bears the name of the psychedelic band Roky Erickson fronted in the ’60s, this album is actually a vivid document of a later time in his career. Recorded at the Whisky a Go Go in 1981 by Erickson and his band the Aliens, songs like the snarling Stand for the Fire Demon and the menacing Don’t Shake Me Lucifer are sterling examples of the punk-styled, ced brand of garage rock that signaled Erickson’s thrilling creative rebirth. The Interpreter Vol. 2 13th Floor Elevators. Though it bears the name of the psychedelic band Roky Erickson fronted in the ’60s, this album is actually a vivid document of a later time in his career
Formed in Austin, TX, in 1965, the 13th Floor Elevators were one of the first psychedelic rock groups. Their cult status, however, is based on the tragic mental breakdown suffered by their resident musical genius, Roky Erickson, in 1969. Headed by the LSD philosopher-poet Tommy Hall, their first album, despite its exceedingly far-out sound, went as high as number 56 on the Billboard pop chart. The Interpreter, along with the second volume of this set, collects all the extant Elevators material, studio and live tracks included
The 13th Floor Elevators were formed in the mid-sixties riding a wave of social, sexual revolution, in the landscape of America´s deep-south. The band was characterized by the introspective lyricism of Tommy Hall, who doubled up as rock and roll´s only notable electric jug player, and howling front man Roky Erikson. The combination of Roky´s voice and Tommy Hall´s earnest lyricism created a cult phenomenon. Together they created some of rock and roll´s most influential, experimental music.
The 13th Floor Elevators were an American rock band from Austin, Texas, formed by guitarist and vocalist Roky Erickson, electric jug player Tommy Hall, and guitarist Stacy Sutherland. The band was together from 1965 to 1969, and during that period released four albums and seven singles for the International Artists record label. The Elevators were the first band to refer to their music as psychedelic rock, with the first-known use of the term appearing on their business card in January 1966.
13th Floor Elevators. 2. 13th Floor Elevators. Long considered a seminal band of the psychedelic era, 13th Floor Elevators, led by the visionary Roky Erickson, are one of the very few groups able to rival the Velvet Underground in terms of influence, specifically the far-ranging breadth and longevity of that influence. Seemingly everyone from the Stooges to ZZ Top to Television to garage-rock depressives Cheater Slicks to modern acts like Sunburned Hand of the Man were inspired by the Elevators' first album, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, released in 1967
The 13th Floor Elevators were a remarkable band: Erickson's wild-man vocals create an atmosphere where unfettered mayhem reigns. Stacy Sutherland's piercing guitar puts a dark mood on "Roller Coaster" and "Reverberation (Doubt)", while drummer John Ike Walton ties it all together. It's a dynamic that's even more pronounced on the eight live tracks on this UK reissue, which were recorded in San Francisco following the album's release.
Roky Erickson And The 13th Floor Elevators. Roky Erickson And The 13th Floor Elevators She Lives (In a Time of Her Own).
|1||Lay Down Your Weary Tune||2:17|
|2||Right Track Now||2:08|
|3||May The Circle Remain Unbroken||0:43|
|6||Stand For The Fire Demon||10:30|
|8||Don't Shake Me Lucifer||5:08|
|9||The Wind And More||4:28|
|11||Bopping Bopping Back||3:05|
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