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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The 13th Floor Elevators from a Member of Syns

13th Floor Elevators from a member of The Syns/Smoke

I was in a band, called the syns, in the houston/galveston area.  We later became the band, Smoke.

The first show we played with the elevators was at a catholic high school in Galveston.

We were the typical band of the transition time. animals, beatles, stones.  dressed in matching beatle boots, green suede pants and silk balloon
sleeve shirts. I saw the elevators set up, and looked at them and their equipment. their equipment was trashed, but different than the usual stuff everybody played.
It was the first time I saw an echoplex. the band was not very friendly, but i did talk to roky at bit since he seemed approachable. He said he sang
lead when he remembered to. I liked him. After we played, i went over to watch their set. in one hour, the way i looked at life changed, and the way i looked at music changed. i'm serious. I think they did most of psychedelic sounds plus their usual copy stuff. When I got back on stage for the 2nd set, I told the band that was the last time I'm wearing any of this mod shit. They looked at me in such a way
that I knew we were now in seperate worlds.
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