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Eye Mind: The Saga of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound Paperback – November, 2007
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Drummond's persistence and objectivity was essential to getting this portrait of one of rock music's great innovative bands. The story of the 13th Floor Elevators is not always a pretty one but Drummond pulls no punches. I think this book put the Elevators and Roky in the context of the times and revealed them as people and not just heroic and tragic rock icons.
I am convinced that this will be the best book ever written on the subject and have to give massive thanks and praise to Drummond and his publisher for this heartfelt and scholarly work.
I highly recommended it but i have to share some of the other comments from other reviewers...some better editing would have made it just great (too many times we read "affects" when it should have been "effects"!)
Personally I feel a bit more care should have been taken with some details...on page 135 The Yardbirds appear with "Shapes of Things to come" supposedly with Gregorian-chant backing vocals...I know, I know it's a book on the Elevators but I'm sure most people reading it will notice the double mistake...if not ask Roky!
In any case DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK under any circumstances!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fairly accurate but the band Bryan's Blokes did not imitae the Elevators--they played the Elevator songs because the songs were great
and the audiences wanted the Elevators in... Read more
Only Roky Erickson would have a private life more confusing than his public one - this documentary was just plain bizarre, but enjoyable for fans of the man.Published on April 24, 2014 by rezac
This is a fantastic book and should be read by every Roky fan out there. Barely ever given the credit they so richly deserve the Elevators were the sound of the 60's for a lot of... Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by The Monster Mash
Paul Drummond dug deep and far to uncover the true and full story of this legendary band from Texas. Read morePublished on September 24, 2013 by R.Scott Boundy
First of all, kudos to getting all of these folks to talk after all these years. The quotes from the various band members (many of whom declined to comment for the excellent... Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by foolrex
Don't know how Drummond managed to get such detailed accounts of what was a severely misguided period, and a comedy of errors that ruined a magnificent band. Read morePublished on March 14, 2013 by Gary Millstein