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The 13th Floor Elevators - 1966 - The Psychedelic Sounds Of 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 LPs and seven 45s for the International Artists record label. The 13th Floor Elevators found some commercial and artistic success in 1966-67, before dissolving amid legal troubles and drug use in late 1968. As one of the first psychedelic bands, their contemporary influence has been acknowledged by 1960s musicians such as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Peter Albin of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Chris Gerniottis of Zakary Thaks. The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators is a 1966 debut album by 13th Floor Elevators. The album's sound, featuring elements of folk, garage, blues and, of course, psychedelia, is notable for its use of the electric jug, as featured on the band's only hit, "You're Gonna Miss Me", which reached #55 on the Billboard Charts with "Tried to Hide" as a B-side. Another single from the album, "Reverberation (Doubt)", reached #129 on the Billboard's Bubbling Under Chart. The November 1966 album title is purported to be the first use of the word "psychedelic" in reference to the music within. However, this is in dispute as two other bands also used the word in titles of LPs released in November of 1966: The Blues Magoos' Psychedelic Lollipop, and The Deep's Psychedelic Moods.
01 - You're Gonna Miss Me 02 - Roller Coster 03 - Splash 1 04 - Reverberation (Doubt) 05 - Don't Fall Down 06 - Fire Engine 07 - Thru The Rhytm 08 - You Don't Know 09 - Kingdom Of Heaven 10 - Monkey Island 11 - Tried To Hide