Roky Erickson-"Goodbye Sweet Dreams" – He Once Rode the Rock and Psych 13th Floor Elevators, Leaving 4 Seminal Albums In the Groups Wake - He Has Battled a Schizophrenic Presence Since ‘68 and Rides On- From the 2010 LP, "True Love Cast Out All Evil"

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‘The 13th Floor Elevators recorded one of the great underground rock songs of the 1960s. The scream in “You’re Gonna Miss Me” seemed to mark the band’s lead singer, Roky Erickson, for fame and fortune. But it didn’t work out that way. Instead, Erickson is mostly famous as a cautionary tale: a man who took too many psychedelic drugs, then struggled with mental illness. Now, Erickson has released a new record he made with the help of an indie-rock band he inspired, Okkervil River. No matter how far Erickson retreated from the world, his fans never forgot about him.’


By Rich Buckland 07/29/2013 04:23 PM

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