ESSENTIAL book on Texas psychedelic rockers 13th Floor Elevators and their lead singer, Roky Erickson. Excellently researched, expertly written- our highest recomendation for fans of the band, genre, or rock in general!
450 pages, 120 phorographs!
from Process Media:
The trailblazing 13th Floor Elevators released the first
“psychedelic” rock album in America, transforming culture throughout the
1960s and beyond. The Elevators followed their own spiritual cosmic
agenda — to change society by finding a new path to enlightenment. Their
battles with repressive authorities are legendary.
Lead singer Roky Erickson was put away in a maximum security unit for
the criminally insane for years. Tommy Hall, their Svengali lyricist,
lived in a cave. Guitarist Stacy Sutherland was imprisoned. The drummer
was involuntarily subjected to electric shock treatments.
This fascinating biography breaks decades of silence of band members
and features dozens of never-before-printed photos. “One of the most
exhilarating rock ‘n’ roll stories ever told.” — Julian Cope
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 03 July, 2013.