Wednesday, November 12, 2008

by Peter

Roky Erickson was the songwirter and front man of the 13th Floor Elevators. In many ways Erickson was Syd Barrets equal. Unlike Barrett Erickson remained a relatively obscure person. Maybe it is because Erickson survived the dope. But he went nuts.

His solo work is uneven but contains classics. Here are two of his best solo albums: Gremlims Have Pictures and All The May Do My Rhyme. The first contains a version of Lou Reeds' Heroin that makes the Velvet Underground version sound like a bubblegum pop group.

All That May Do My Rhyme is a very accessible album with some of Ericksons "greatest hits" and the help of Lou Ann Barton.

The live acoustic radio session is one of the few live shows Erickson did in recent years.


Roky Erickson - Gremlins Have Pictures (1986)

























Roky Erickson - All That May Do My Rhyme (1995)
























Roky Erickson - Live Acoustic Radio Performances

DL

8 Comments:

Anonymous Chrille said...

Thanks for this one Peter! Have never heard Rocky before and did just start to listen and he sounds really great! Do you have any more?

/Chrille.

12 November, 2008 18:10  
Blogger peter said...

Yup, have 2 more... uploading overnight. Will also add the Tribute to Roky Erickson which, in my humble opinion is one of the best tribute cd's released over the years.

And maybe a 13th floor elevators... hmm

Peter

12 November, 2008 18:30  
Blogger ge said...

this album has his best version of STARRY EYES, inspiring me to try my own takes twice [in 2 different keys]!
[tried to paste napster links here, minus success], shucks

12 November, 2008 19:43  
Blogger ge said...

here youse go:
2 versions of STARRY EYES
ala GE

http://free.napster.com/
player/tracks/19771506

http://free.napster.com/
player/tracks/18064277

12 November, 2008 19:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a Roky Christmas! My local record store was playing 13th Floor Elevators earlier today, and now I come home to see a couple different blogs with Roky music to download. Thank you!

13 November, 2008 11:51  
Blogger peter said...

For those who need more 13th Floors Elevators.... Chrisgoesrock has an interesting one...

http://chrisgoesrocks.blogspot.com/2007/07/13th-floor-elevators-paradise-found.html

Unfortunately the cd is no longer available but if someone is interested, I can upload.

Chris also offers another Roky Erickson: http://chrisgoesrocks.blogspot.com/2008/06/roky-erickson-i-think-of-demons.html

For those who do not know Chris... he has a great blog with a lot os psych stuff and much is very hard to find.

Check for example:the Brain Police

http://chrisgoesrocks.blogspot.com/2008/06/brain-police-san-diegos-only.html

Peter

PS, have also Easter Everywhere

13 November, 2008 20:15  
Blogger peter said...

I found some more interesting stuff...

Paradise Lost, 2 cd set

http://rapidshare.com/files/111169861/13th_Floor_Elevators_Paradise_Lost_Disc_1_Part_1.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/111169846/13th_Floor_Elevators_Paradise_Lost_Disc_1_Part_2.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/111169971/13th_Floor_Elevators-Paradise_Lost_Disc_Two.rar.html
Considering the comments, the sound might not all be too good...


and another....

http://rapidshare.com/files/111307075/Roky_Erickson___The_13th_Floor_Elevators-1966-1967_Unreleased_Masters_Collection__1_of_3_.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/111307206/Roky_Erickson___The_13th_Floor_Elevators-The_1966-1967_Unreleased_Masters_Collection__2_of_3_.rar.html'
http://rapidshare.com/files/111307156/Roky_Erickson___The_13th_Floor_Elevators-1966-1967_Unreleased_Masters_Collection__3_of_3_.rar.html

These two discs come from http://mojorepairshop.blogspot.com/search?q=13th+floor+elevators

So you may want to read that first..

the long out of print:
Live at the Avalon Ballroom
http://rapidshare.com/files/57450945/13FE_sf.rar

from http://elblogdetapper.blogspot.com/2007/09/13th-floor-elevators-live-at-avalon.html

I am downloading this now so I can't comment in what way the sound is.

It's indeed Roky Christmas!

Peter

13 November, 2008 21:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this one whit Roky.,,,Great.
Cheers Danny.

13 January, 2010 09:19  

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