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Saturday, July 11, 2009

13th Floor Elevators Sign of the Three Eyed Men - A Discourse of the Fans

Sign of the three eyed men

From: oktay gurbuz
Date: Sat, Jul 11 2009 3:47 pm
Subject: Your article about 13TH FLOOR BOX SET
"Hello ! Recently a friend of mine gave me your link about an article about the Floors boxset...and how Charly and Drummond tryied to to say how they make research and blah blah.... and in the end they rip most of their stuff from Roky cd club... Super thanks in advance. Oktay"

Thank you Mr. Gurbuz, keep forwarding this message around to your friends; let the trooth be told. Pretty soon, we will throw some of the tracks from the 13th Floor Elevators Sign of the Three Eyed Men box up on Sonic Solutions. We will compare this with the same tracks from the Roky CD Club.

If they didn’t take stuff direct from the Roky CD Club discs then they should have. It’s appalling with some tracks being drop-out ridden or from poorer sources. I thought that this box was supposed to be THE final statement on this band.

Another appalling shortcoming of this set is how they screwed up the materials that go along with it. Right now, experts are going over this material and compiling a long list of mis-labeled pictures, wrong dates and facts. On top of that there was copious use of previously published material without getting permission or even giving credit where credit is due. You’ll all be really surprised to see the pattern. This so-called “expert” on the 13th Floor Elevators really needs to get some of his facts straight.

The crying shame of all of this is that real experts on the 13th Floor Elevators: myself, Mike Jensen, Jack Ortman would have been glad to help in this endeavor. But that would have meant that certain people would have had to have given CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE. They would rather cut off their nose to spite their face than do that.

Indeed, why should they share anything when they can just copy tracks from the Roky CD Club, copy stuff from Ortman’s books, copy pictures, copy everything. Then they just put their name on it and called it Rock-and-Roll. Then they don’t have to acknowledge anything. The truth of the matter is that people like Ortman were preserving stuff and carrying the torch back when these fuckers were still shitting in a diaper.

Anyway, there were better tracks available on lots of this box; they chose not to use them. There were original photographers and authors of much of the material included in the book; they chose not to credit them. Because they did this the fans take it in the ass (again).

Not to worry, maybe after the dust settles, the Roky CD Club will take one of these box sets and swap out the inferior tracks with the superior ones. We’ll make new CD art, credit all of the photographers and writers, and put it up on bit torrent as the ULTIMATE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS STATEMENT. We have all the time in the world. We’ll call that fucking Rock-and-Roll. Let the trooth be told.

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