Sunday, May 25, 2008

Read The Book, See The Movie, Buy The CD

Just finished reading this tremendous book about Roky Erickson and The Thirteenth Floor Elevators. It's quite detailed and will probably stand as the definitive book on the subject although it would be nice to hear Roky tell his own story. The book made me revisit the documentary You're Gonna Miss Me which I enjoyed much more knowing the details provided in the book (the author appears in a short segment in which Roky ,while polite, shows no interest in helping with the book). This in turn made me find my old CD Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye (still in print?) the 1990 tribute CD which made me realize what a great songwriter Erickson is in the first place.


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