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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 22, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Snapper Music Group
  • ASIN: B003VY8PZY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,597 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on August 18, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I had heard of the Elevators here and there on the periphery. After reading all the rave reviews here, I decided to investigate. To my delight, I realized that I had stumbled across a true gem. I learned that Roky Erikson's rise and fall mirrored the tragedy of his British counterpart Syd Barrett. More importantly, I discovered some great psychedelic music largely ignored by rock fans then and now. The first tune "You're Gonna Miss Me" sounded a little too popish at first, but the subsequent "Roller Coaster" expressed the band's true intent- establishment of an LSD nation/society governed by the spirit of shared community and self (hence universal) discovery...and this was mid 1966! Other standouts like "Reverberation", "Thru The Rhythm", and "Monkey Island" are positively wicked psychedelic workouts. "Fire Engine" showcases Erikson's wild vocal style complete with background siren vocals. The true highlight, however, is "Kingdom Of Heaven", a song that oozes and melts drippy with slabs of guitar and melody.....simply heavenly (ha ha). The sound quality is a little coarse, but I think it helps add a sense that you have excavated a rough diamond. Some of the drug and social references sound naive today, but we should remember that in 1966 LSD was still legal, and the idea of a psychedelic revolution was absolutely in stride with the times. Anyway you look at it, this is a great album by a band whose creative peak was all too short.
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Thanks to Leland Rodgers (Kenny's brother) the master tapes for this release were lost over 20 years ago. This TRULY SORRY remaster is an embarrassment and blot on the memory of a truly original Texas band. Leland, you see, owned International Records, the Elevators label, and Roky Erikson & the band never saw a penny in royalties, only their cash advance. They have YET to see a penny from these "Collectables" releases, either, as I understand it.
Buy the French import release on the Spalax label instead.
It's WELL worth the difference in price. The sound is AWESOME on
that one.
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The Byrds were an amazing band. Give them credit for starting or catalyzing a few sub-genres of rock; the first to meld Dylan's folk and the Beatles' pop-rock. The first to meld folk-rock with country on "Sweetheart of the Rodeo." But to say they are the first psychedlic band based on their influential single "Eight Miles High" is misleading. The Texas band 13th Floor Elevators took it upon themselves to hybridize garage rock, punk, and the underground culture thriving in England to produce the absolute FIRST psychedelic rock album, their debut "Psychedelic Sounds." It is worth every note of its legacy.

"You're Gonna Miss Me," the lead single and album opener, quickly establishes the band's game plan to find "absolute truth", as indicated from the band's liner notes. The song has lost none of its impact through time nor this remastering; it's still one of the definitive statements of psychedelic rock. The same can be said of the album as a whole. The Stones-y "rollercoaster" and the nightmarish Beatles of "You Don't Know How Young you Are" establish the bands roots and influences, but the album still feels like it was created in a vacuum. The remastering feels like it could have more than just 4 poorly recorded live tracks, but its a small price to pay to have it available again in most music stores. There was no presidence for this music in its time. And if you want to get chronological, they beat Velvet Underground by at least a year as being the first punk band, only 13th Floor didn't have Andy Warhol as their manager, nor his artwork on their debut, so VU systematically gets the nod. "Psychedelic Sounds of..." is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in the genre.

Overall: 8 out of 10.
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The Elevators' catalog has had some rough treatment over the years. There are several CD versions of this album on the market, including a U.S. reissue from Collectables that's gotten bad marks for its fidelity, and several imports. This latest is from Snapper's Charly label out of the UK, and in addition to the album's original eleven tracks, it includes eight live tracks (all but two from an oft-issued Avalon Ballroom performance), and both sides of the pre-Elevators' single by The Spades.

The album tracks sound about as good as they're likely to get, given that the original master tapes were lost some time ago, and the bonuses, likewise sound similar to other issues. This is an excellent 70-minute package, fleshing out the classic original album with a host of live covers ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" "Before You Accuse Me" "I'm Gonna Love You Too" "You Really Got Me" "Roll Over Beethoven" "The Word" "Gloria"), one live original ("She Lives (In a Time of Her Own)"), and Roky Erickson's originals of "We Sell Soul" and "You're Gonna Miss Me."

Digipack reproductions of the original album art are sharp but small enough to be virtually unreadable. Luckily the enclosed booklet reproduces the album's back cover notes, and includes new liners from Jon "Mojo" Mills along with several period photos. 21 tracks on a single disc - a great buy! [©2005 hyperbolium dot com]
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