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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Roky Erickson - All That May Do My Rhyme (Rough Mix) Playlist!

Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson
Hey everybody, check out this "special project" bootleg that we did about ten years ago. This was dedicated to a special time in Roky Erickson's life. Roky has been called the American Syd Barrett. This album is his "Madcap Laughs".
Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson

By 1993, when this album was made, Roky had been suffering from untreated schizophrenia for almost 15 years. This was aggravated by illegal drug abuse; who wouldn't want to drop acid, or snort coke, with the Father of Psychedelic Music. And to be fair to Evelyn, Roky's Mom, the psychotropic drugs back in the late Seventies had horrible side effects. Additionally, when Roky flipped out, or was complaining of swollen feet, was it really the psychotropic drugs or the plethora of illegal drugs he was doing? Evelyn took him off all psychotropic drugs because THOSE were the drugs she could control.
Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson

Anyway, Roky slowly and then faster and faster, began descending into untreated madness. For the last six years before the album, he had totally withdrawn, his hair was one, big, dreadlock, he ceased performing and was living in a rented room with a bunch of TV sets, radios, amps, etc... all running in his house and turned to different channels. He was beginning to have health problems from his teeth. It was a mess.
Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson

Something had to be done and my friend Casey Monahan decided it was time for Roky to make a new album. He dragged Roky into the studio. Roky didn't want to do it. He found some songs that hadn't been published before and that they could copyright in Roky's name. All of Roky's other songs publishing had been stolen by unscrupulous Managers and Engineers taking advantage of his mental state and trusting nature. He "sold" the Rights to Two Headed Dog for a chocolate milkshake.

Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson

Anyway, Casey had Roky go into the studio and bang out his songs on an acoustic and he still had THAT voice and he wrote amazing songs. They then wiped the guitar and isolated his vocal track. Then they had some of Austin's best Musicians, who were lined up to work on this project, come in and put music to his voice. They did the "Syd Barrett Thing." And it worked!
Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson

They also took the Clear Night for Love EP and wiped all the music off that and added new music to it. This made the All That May Do My Rhyme album and it is one of Roky's best. On his newer songs, he sounds world-weary and it totally goes with the song! This is because Roky is a great talent. The mental illness cannot snuff that out.
Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson

This Roky CD Club Volume (and YouTube Playlist) is the Clear Night for Love EP taken direct from vinyl; so it's the original mix and takes. Then I got ahold of a bunch of All That May Do My Rhyme tracks that are a bit rougher mix than what ended up on the album. There might be the odd different take too.


We put it all together to make this amazing disc (and YouTube Playlist). Read what Paul, the Uploader, says about this Playlist; he says it's his favorite one so far. In these songs, Roky leaves the demons, bloody hammers, goblins and ghosts at the wayside and most sings love songs.

Enjoy.



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Friday, January 23, 2015

Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators Mono Youtube Playlist

Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators

Okaaaaaaaaaay! Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Biiiiiiiiiig Announcement! Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Announcement!


We have here, converted to a YouTube Playlist, the Big Umma Mama, the Original Psychedelic Album by the world's First Psychedelic Group! Of course, I am talking about The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators the original MONO Mix! This is THE original "audiophile edition" and nobody has topped it yet! A collector, who knew the importance of this work, allowed us to break the seal on his still sealed International Artists mono mix of this seminal album. We ripped it in a professional studio, on "pro" equipment, and our Engineer de-clicked the signal BY HAND! That's right, no "processing" programs were run on this baby! He advanced each frame, sanded down the clicks and pops, and moved in!

Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
Then we didn't stop there! We took the live studio stuff, from Psychedelic Microdots of the Sixties Vol. II, and speed corrected it so Roky and the band don't sound like Alvin and the Chimpmunks! That was THE defect with Sundazed on this, it was in the wrong speed. Well, we fixed it! Now, you have THE perfect slice of Texas Psych Pie ala: 1966!
I am listening to this now, as I write this message, and it's blowing my mind. I am seeing trails man. Fuck...

PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS OF THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS.- Mono (Ripped From Unplayed Vinyl)

YouTube Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD6u_4NZbJE

1. You're Gonna Miss Me 0:00
2. Roller Coaster 02:33
3. Splash 1 07:45
4. Reverberation 11:46
5. Don't Fall Down 14:41
6. Fire Engine 17:49
7. Thru The Rhythm 21:15
8. You Don't Know 24:28
9. Kingdom Of Heaven 27:29
10. Monkey Island 30:45
11. Tried To Hide 33:33
Speed Corrected, Sump'n Else TV Show, WFFA-TV, Dallas, TX, 3/25/66
12. You're Gonna Miss Me 36:31
13. Fire Engine 39:54
14. You Really Got Me 43:48
15. Roll Over Beethoven 48:37
Speed Corrected, Sump'n Else TV Show, WFFA-TV, Dallas, TX, 5/9/66
16. Mercy, Mercy 52:06
17. Tried To Hide 55:44
18. Gloria 58:47
19. Fire Engine 1:03:05
20. You're Gonna Miss Me 1:05:54
21. Roller Coaster 1:09:04

These recordings were produced, with love, by the Roky CD Club and comply with the spirit of the Federal Fair Use Act, 17 US Code § 107.

Two groups have been carrying the torch since 1998 and were the very first of their kind on the Internet. Join both:

13th Floor Elevators Group (now on Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/13thfloorelevators

Texas Psych Group (now on Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/texaspsych

Be sure to "like" the Roky CD Club on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RokyEricksonCDClub


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Sunday, January 11, 2015

13th Floor Elevators Avalon 1966 Playlist!

13th Floor Elevators Avalon
13th Floor Elevators Avalon
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION! 13th Floor Elevators Avalon!

Roky CD Club Announcement! The famous 13th Floor Elevators "Avalon '66" recording 2nd generation off the master tape and uploaded as a Playlist on YouTube! This is THE best quality you're ever gonna hear! This is the Crux of the Biscuit! It gets no better than this!

13th Floor Elevators Avalon
13th Floor Elevators Avalon

13th Floor Elevators, Avalon Ballroom, 1966


Listen to the Playlist here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFX6U4TRm4w

1. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love 0:00
2. Before You Accuse Me 05:48
3. You Don't Know 08:36
4. Splash 1 11:36
5. I'm Gonna Love You Too 15:15
6. You Really Got Me 17:33
7. Fire Engine 24:07
8. Roll Over Beethoven 27:21
9. The Word 30:20
10. Monkey Island 33:18

These recordings were produced, with love, by the Roky CD Club and comply with the spirit of the Federal Fair Use Act, 17 US Code § 107.

Two groups have been carrying the torch since 1998 and were the very first of their kind on the Internet. Join both:

13th Floor Elevators Group (now on Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/13thfloorelevators

Texas Psych Group (now on Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/texaspsych

Be sure to "like" the Roky CD Club on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RokyEricksonCDClub


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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Greg Abbott Fires Office of Texas Music Director - Casey Monahan

Casey Monahan
Casey Monahan

We have just learned that incoming, ultra-Conservative, Governor - Greg Abbott will not be keeping long time Texas Music Office Director - Casey Monahan on. Here is a LINK to the story.


Casey Monahan
Casey Monahan
This is such a shame! Casey is a friend of mine and former Member of the Texas Psych Internet Discussion Group now on Facebook. I know how knowledgeable and cool he is and how hard he works for Texas music. He is the perfect guy for the job and not some hack Civil Servant.


Casey Monahan
Casey Monahan
Whether Abbott is going to eliminate the Texas Music Office; we all know how the ultra-Conservative, monkeyshitmotherfuckers, must have their priorities straight with no money for schools or the arts to leave room for more tax cuts for corporations. Or maybe Abbott is going for the other thing that the monkeyshitmotherfuckers love to do; turn the Texas Music Office into a political patronage position. You know, give the position to one of his golfing buddies.


Casey Monahan
Casey Monahan
I've known Casey since 1998, from the Texas Psych Group, but first met him in 2005 at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. There, he introduced me to Legendary Austin Poster Artist - Jim Franklin. Then we danced our asses off to Roky Erickson and the Explosives.


Casey Monahan
Casey Monahan
You know, I'll bet Casey pays for his salary fifty times over every year with all of the business, connected with the Music Industry, that he helps bring to Texas. That doesn't even take into account his cultural significance. Fans of Roky Erickson can thank Casey for the Openers II book of song lyrics. Casey transcribed all of Roky's lyrics for the book. They can also thank Casey for Roky's All That May Do My Rhyme album. Casey pushed Roky so hard to complete this album that he was banished from Rokydom for awhile.


Casey Monahan
Casey Monahan
You know what? SHAME ON YOU Texas Governor Greg Abbott! You screwed up! Want to tell the new Texas Governor your opinion about this? Click this LINK.









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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Roky Erickson Mystic Knights of the Sea 1993 Playlist!

MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE SEA
MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE SEA

ROKY CD CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT! ROKY ERICKSON and THE MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE SEA PLAYLIST ON YOUTUBE!


Back in 1993 Roky made several "comebacK" attempts. They are not really "comebacks" but the guys who worked on All That May Do My Rhyme with him doing some appearances. Roky wasn't in good shape physically or mentally for these gigs but... He had a world-class band of Austin Music Stars and he rose to the occasion. Video from these shows reveal him to be looking uncomfortable and clutching his arms around himself.

These recordings were obtained right at the time that they went down and are all 1st, or 2nd, generation off the master tape. It's too bad these generations weren't listed on this Playlist but... I owned the source tapes so you're getting the skinny from me. Enjoy!

See the Playlist here (or click any picture):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgMDTlabBGo

Palmer Auditorium, Austin 3/17/93

01) Two Headed Dog 0:00
02) Starry Eyes 04:12
03) Don't Slander Me 08:22
04) You're Gonna Miss Me 13:11

Antone's, Austin 6/13/93

05) Two Headed Dog 16:32
06) Starry Eyes 20:15
07) You're Gonna Miss Me 24:35

Azone Rosa, Austin 7/13/93

08) Starry Eyes 28:13
09) If You Have Ghosts 32:24
10) Two Headed Dog 37:15
11) Don't Slander Me 42:02
12) Starry Eyes 49:43


MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE SEA
MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE SEA
These recordings were produced, with love, by the Roky CD Club and comply with the spirit of the Federal Fair Use Act, 17 US Code § 107.

Two groups have been carrying the torch since 1998 and were the very first of their kind on the Internet. Join both:

13th Floor Elevators Group (now on Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/13thfloorelevators

Texas Psych Group (now on Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/texaspsych

Be sure to "like" the Roky CD Club on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RokyEricksonCDClub


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Sunday, January 4, 2015

13th Floor Elevators Attack of the 8-Tracks Playlist!

Attack of the 8-Tracks
Attack of the 8-Tracks
ROKY CD CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT!

Attack of the Eight Tracks YouTube Playlist! All four of the 13th Floor Elevators' albums straight from the International Artists eight track cartridges! These are special mixes available in no other format! THE BEST stereo mix of the first LP! Glorious sound without that muddy, recorded down the hall, sound from all the excess reverb put on the LP mix! THE BEST Bull of the Woods mix! Clear, bright and garage sounding!

Attack of the 8-Tracks
Attack of the 8-Tracks
Now available to be played at will online as a YouTube Playlist!

Get it:
http://youtu.be/u0W42HWhZVQ

THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS - ATTACK OF THE 8-TRACKS

1. You're Gonna Miss Me 0:00 
2. Fire Engine 02:30 
3. You Don't Know 05:49 
4. Roller Coaster 08:44 
5. Splash 1 (Now I'm Home) 13:47 
6. Reverberation 17:37 
7. Don't Fall Down 20:23 
8. Thru The Rhythm 23:21 
9. Monkey Island 26:23 
10. Tried to Hide 29:02 
11. Before You Accuse Me 31:51 
12. She Lives In A Time Of Her Own 35:43 
13. I'm Going To Love You Too 38:48 
14. Tried To Hide 41:02 
15. Take That Girl 44:06 
16. You're Going To Miss Me 47:18 
17. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love 50:00 
18. Roller Coaster 53:56 
19. I'm Going To Love You Too 59:17 
20. Levitation 1:01:28 
21. You Can't Hurt Me Anymore 1:04:18 
22. Slip Inside This House 1:08:19 
23. Nobody To Love 1:16:02 
24. She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) 1:18:36 
25. Baby Blue 1:21:32 
26. I've Got Levitation 1:26:34 
27. Slide Machine 1:29:13 
28. Earthquake [fades out] 1:32:51 
29. I Had To Tell You 1:37:10 
30. Dust 1:39:35 
31. Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) 1:43:39 
32. Livin' On 1:50:09 
33. Never Another 1:53:29 
34. Dear Dr. Doom 1:55:56 
35. Barnyard Blues 1:59:05 
36. Til Then 2:02:00 
37. May The Circle Remain Unbroken 2:05:23 
38. Rose And The Thorn 2:08:03 
39. Scarlet And Gold 2:11:44 
40. Down By The River 2:16:46 
41. Street Song 2:18:36 
42. With You 2:23:40

These recordings were produced, with love, by the Roky CD Club and comply with the spirit of the Federal Fair Use Act, 17 US Code § 107.

Two groups have been carrying the torch since 1998 and were the very first of their kind on the Internet. Join both:

13th Floor Elevators Group (now on Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/13thfloorelevators

Texas Psych Group (now on Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/texaspsych

Be sure to "like" the Roky CD Club on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RokyEricksonCDClub


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Roky Erickson & The Resurrectionists, Tupelo's Tavern, New Orleans, 4th September 1982

Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson
ROKY CD CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT!

Now on YouTube as a Playlist!

Roky Erickson & The Resurrectionists, Tupelo's Tavern, 
New Orleans, 4th September 1982:
http://youtu.be/NvZ7c_w0em4

01 Bermuda 0:00
02 Hasn't Anyone Told You ? 03:32
03 Two Headed Dog 06:32
04 Cold Night For Alligators 11:02
05 Mine Mine Mind 15:43
06 White Faces 18:35
07 Don't Shake Me Lucifer 21:28
08 Angel 24:06
09 The Beast 29:16
10 I Walked With A Zombie 38:21
11 Heroin 44:38
12 I Think Of Demons 56:52
13 Bloody Hammer 1:01:50
14 Crazy Crazy Mama 1:10:42
15 Creature With The Atom Brain 1:14:43
16 Starry Eyes 1:19:39
17 Don't Slander Me 1:24:29
18 The Interpreter 1:28:19
19 Stand For The Fire Demon 1:31:16
20 Night Of The Vampire 1:37:38
21 Hasn't Anyone Told You ? :1:45:15
22 You're Gonna Miss Me 1:48:30

These recordings were produced, with love, by the Roky CD Club and comply with the spirit of the Federal Fair Use Act, 17 US Code § 107.

Two groups have been carrying the torch since 1998 and were the very first of their kind on the Internet. Join both:

13th Floor Elevators Group (now on Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/13thfloorelevators

Texas Psych Group (now on Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/texaspsych

Be sure to "like" the Roky CD Club on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/RokyEricksonCDClub



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Monday, December 29, 2014

Roky CD Club Volumes 1 - 47 Torrenting En Masse

Roky CD Club
Roky CD Club
We are seeding Roky CD Club Volumes 1 - 47 on Demonoid right now as one, huge, download. Get on the teat and make it go even faster! Remember asking: 'How do I get Roky CD Club discs?'. Uhhhhhhhhhh... Act now or forever hold your peace.

Click the picture or click this link:
http://www.demonoid.pw/files/details/2209209/57030705/

Friday, December 12, 2014

13th Floor Elevators Spotify Playlist!

13th Floor Elevators Playlist
13th Floor Elevators Playlist
Check out this 13th Floor Elevators Playlist on Spotify! There is 10 hour of continuous listening with 168 songs! This is all of the various takes, mixes and live versions that is now on Spotify. It's really, really cool. Be sure to "like" this Playlist so you can come back to it often.

Click this link, or the picture, to access this Playlist:

13th Floor Elevators


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The Catacombs, Houston - James Robert Wilson

Catacombs
Catacombs
The spring of 1966 found my group of friends feeling rather down. La Maison was closing and the Elevators were going to California. We wondered where we would go to experience our style of nightlife. After all, with all of us being underage, La Maison was the coolest place in town and the Elevators were our band. The Catacombs had been open for a while, but our impression was that it was kinda straight laced. When they first opened, they specified school dress and laid out a bunch of other restrictions. It really didn't sound like our kind of place. Still, some told us that it was no longer like that and once La Maison shut down we decided to check out the Catacombs.

Catacombs
Catacombs
The Catacombs lacked the magic of La Maison, but it was a good venue. The people were a lot like us, in fact, we knew some of them. After checking in at the door, you entered a wide room. There was a snack bar on the left and, straight ahead, a series of arched doorways to enter a larger room, where the headliners played. The stage was to the right with seating and an open area to the left. On the far side was another series of arched doorways to enter the back room, which was smaller. The backroom had a small stage to the right and was where the local bands played. These were the up and coming bands trying to make a name. There, I saw a number of bands, including Moving Sidewalks and Fever Tree, before they were Fever Tree. Quite a few touring bands played the main stage, many with songs on the Top 40. Two of these stand out for me.
   
Catacombs
Catacombs
One weekend, a blue eyed soul revue from Louisiana played. I can’t recall the name, but it was a full blown act with guitars, bass, drums, horns, guy singers, and three girl singers. The guys all wore fitted suits, and the girls wore blue sequin gowns. The guys had slicked back hair and the girls had bouffant hair. A lot of effort had been into the act, they played all of the R&B hits of the time with all of the dance moves. Their second set brought the girls out front to perform girl group songs. It was an interesting show. The blond in the center singing lead was a very good performer and loved the spotlight. The blond to her left was happy with her part and thrilled to be a part of the show. The brunette to her right really didn’t like the girl in the center and it was obvious that she felt that she could do better. The entire band seemed confused by audience, the people with long hair, funny clothes, and red eyes. Between their sets, I saw several of them watching The Moving Sidewalks, trying to figure out this new scene.

Catacombs
Catacombs
The best band that I saw there was Sopwith Camel. We had been hearing for some time that San Francisco had a really good scene going, and, by 1966, it was becoming common knowledge. Newspapers and magazines were reporting on the scene and had even coined a name, hippies, for the people. Record labels were beginning to sign bay area bands and we snapped up their records. One of the first signed was Sopwith Camel. They had an album and a single out. This was before progressive FM stations had started, AM Top40 was the only outlet. “Hello, Hello” was their single, an old-timey sounding song in a style that was popular at the time. The song was okay, but knowing that the band was from California was reason to go. I was completely unprepared for this show. They looked like us, that was cool, but their music was nothing like their single. They were tight, loud, and hard rockin’. Evidently, someone had convinced them that it was a good idea to alter their style for their record. 

Catacombs
Catacombs
After their first set, I looked around for someone that I knew. They were there earlier, but everyone had disappeared. After a few minutes of bewilderment, one of my friends showed up and asked me to come backstage. Everyone was there talking to the band. We asked about San Francisco, and they asked about Texas. After a few minutes, someone from the club said we would have to leave, but the band asked for us to stay until their next set. We stayed backstage until they had to go back out, and we went to watch the show, Quite an evening.

Catacombs
Catacombs
Then spring moved into summer.

James Robert Wilson


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