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OT: Happy 71st birthday to Roky Erickson
Date: July 16, 2018 04:04

Roky is quite obscure, but still great nonetheless! He was the singer and guitarist of the band The 13TH Floor Elevators who helped pioneer psychedelic rock. He also had a great solo career. I highly recommend anyone who hasn't heard of him to check him out. Here is a good start [youtu.be]

Re: OT: Happy 71st birthday to Roky Erickson
Posted by: stonehearted ()
Date: July 16, 2018 05:47

Here's a documentary detailing his comeback:



U.S. trailer for You're Gonna Miss Me documentary: [www.youtube.com]

Some recommended reading:

Re: OT: Happy 71st birthday to Roky Erickson
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: July 16, 2018 06:09

Happy Birthday to Roky. thumbs up

13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me




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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: OT: Happy 71st birthday to Roky Erickson
Posted by: jpasc95 ()
Date: July 16, 2018 07:53

I know very few songs of him..I like "I think of demons".

Happy Birthday Roky

Re: OT: Happy 71st birthday to Roky Erickson
Posted by: ab ()
Date: July 16, 2018 08:42

I've seen Roky a few times in his comeback, with the Explosives and his current band. His howl is one for the ages. It's not what it was, but it's formidable.

The Elevators were THE psychedelic band. Psychedelic Sounds and Easter Everywhere are essential listening.



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Re: OT: Happy 71st birthday to Roky Erickson
Posted by: JumpinJimF ()
Date: July 16, 2018 13:04

The Elevators were fab



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