the 13th Floor Elevators have today’s almost forgotten track

The 13th Floor Elevators are legendary without having ever broken through to the mainstream…psychedelic to the max, frontman Roky Erikson became far more influential as time went by and to say that he is revered by many musicians is an understatement…but, at a time when people weren’t that warm to the idea that Texas could produce a band quite so progressive, they still cut through with songs like this and many even lesser known and more forgotten…and the fact that they got on American Bandstand (or Where the Action Is…not sure where this clip came from) is even more mind blowing…

 

Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then. His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.

Published on July 3, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Voice Over

Comments

July 3, 2018 - 9:31 pm

BMCQ

Interesting, not a bad tune.

Who came first, the Elevators or Them with Van Morrison? (Gloria)


July 8, 2018 - 7:08 am

greg simpson

Them came first, as grammatically incorrect as that sounds…


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