The 13th Floor Elevators


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, which existed from 1965 to 1969. During their career, the band released four LP records and seven 45s for the International Artists record label. They are often credited as one of the first psychedelic bands in the history of rock n’ roll. According to the 2005 documentary You’re Gonna Miss Me, Tommy Hall is credited with coining the term ‘psychedelic rock’, although artists such as the Holy Modal Rounders and the Deep had used the term ‘psychedelic’ to describe their music earlier. … Their debut 45 ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me‘, a national Billboard No. 55 hit in 1966, was featured on the 1972 compilation Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968, which is considered vital in the history of garage rock and the development of punk rock. … In addition to an awareness that a number of tall buildings in the US lack a designated 13th floor, it has been noted that the letter ‘M’ (for marijuana) is the thirteenth letter of the alphabet. …”
Wikipedia
allmusic: The 13th Floor Elevators – Biography by Mark Deming
W – The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
13th Floor Elevators Discography at Discogs
amazon: 13th Floor Elevators
YouTube: You’re Gonna Miss Me (American Bandstand 29/10/66), Reverberation, Roller Coaster – Avalon Ballroom 1966, Thru The Rhythm, Levitation, Sweet Suprise
YouTube: A Psychedelic Reprise Of The Days Of The 13th Floor Elevators (40min Documentary) 39:24

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