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Their debut album, The Psychedelic Sounds of The 13th Floor Elevators , has since become a classic in the Garage Rock and Psychedelic Rock genres; characterized by Erickson's trademark vocals, Sutherland's reverb-drenched guitar, and the unique jug playing by Hall. While the group attempted to keep up a busy schedule of performances, they did so knowing they could end up in jail at any time. The Elevators' use of drugs was beginning to catch up with most of them, and Erickson in particular began to buckle under his constant use of LSD and speed, ending up in a hospital for a while. Following the local popularity of the track "Slip Inside This House", an edited version was released as a single in early and was played frequently on Houston radio.

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Songs of the Year - However, because of an unstable member line-up and the increasingly erratic behavior of the psychedelicized Tommy Hall and mentally fragile Roky Erickson, little of value came out of these sessions. In the movie High Fidelity"You're Gonna Miss Floir is heard in the opening scene, and is the first song on the movie soundtrack album.

Album Showing all 7. Views Read Edit View history. It would all prove too much of a beast to harness and with internal issues among band members, things fell apart rapidly.

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The single was a big success in Austin, and made an impression in other Texas cities. They were basically the first psychedelic-rock band.

The Beatles and Donovan had begun to incorporate some of these ideas into their music, but the Elevators had their phasers on lysergic stun from all points inward and outward. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. My top artist chart - Probation list. The Psychedelic World of the 13th Elevstors Elevators. Her style of singing has been described as having been influenced by Erickson's trademark screaming and yelping as showcased in "You're Gonna Miss Me".

Sonically, the band employed a biting, reverb-drenched guitar attack leevators, coupled with Roky's intense snarl, made for a truly unique approach.

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Contributions Log in to submit a correction to this page. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Inhe dropped out of high school a month before graduating to become a musician.

Their mind-blowing debut album, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevatorswould follow elevayors summer. Show all 32 Compilations. Bull of the Woods. Later, Ronnie Leatherman returned for the third and final studio album, Bull of the Woods along with Thomas, and Sutherland. Bands I May Listen To. Record label paperwork indicate that the band's debut album sold upwards of 40, copies during its original run, while Easter Everywhere may have sold around 10, copies. Infacing a felony marijuana possession charge, Roky Erickson chose to be elevatkrs to a psychiatric hospital rather than serve a prison term, thus signaling the end of the band's career.

The 13th Floor Elevators emerged on the local Austin music scene in Decemberwhere they were contemporary to bands such as the Wig and the Babycakes, and later followed by Shiva's Headband and the Conqueroo. Later that year he and his first band, the Spades, made their first single, the crude and hypnotic "We Sell Soul.

High Fidelity [motion picture soundtrack]. The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll. When the band released their debut album, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevatorsin the fall ofHall insisted on including bizarre liner notes charting man's efforts to alter his consciousness. Sutherland ekevators accidentally shot and killed by his wife Bunny on August 24, during a domestic dispute, and is buried in Center Point, Kerr County, Texas.

He kept on taking the acid, thinking everything would get better. InThe Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators was remastered and reissued in compact disc format by Charly Recordsa British record label specializing in reissued material.

The 13th Floor Elevators

This article needs additional citations for verification. The Official "What genre is this? The 13th Floor Elevators may or may not have invented psychedelic rock, but they sure as hell perfected it.

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