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13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators (2xLP, Mono, Green splatter)

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  • "The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators" is a groundbreaking and influential album that has left an indelible mark on the world of psychedelic rock. Released in 1966, it's not just an album; it's a sonic journey that takes you to uncharted territories of the mind and soul.

    From the very first notes of "You're Gonna Miss Me," the album establishes its psychedelic credentials with a raw, untamed energy that immediately draws you in. Roky Erickson's distinctive vocals, full of passion and longing, give the song an otherworldly quality that sets the tone for the entire album.

    What sets the 13th Floor Elevators apart is their pioneering use of the electric jug as a musical instrument, played by Tommy Hall. The eerie and hypnotic sound of the jug adds a surreal and hallucinatory dimension to the music, creating an atmosphere that is both mysterious and inviting.

    Tracks like "Roller Coaster" and "Reverberation (Doubt)" take the listener on a sonic rollercoaster ride through a psychedelic landscape filled with swirling guitars, reverberating vocals, and mind-bending lyrics. The album's production, with its distinctive echo and reverb effects, further enhances the sense of otherworldliness.

    Lyrically, the album explores themes of love, rebellion, and the psychedelic experience itself. Songs like "Fire Engine" and "Splash 1" offer glimpses into the counterculture of the 1960s, with their references to freedom, experimentation, and the rejection of societal norms.

    One of the standout tracks, "Kingdom of Heaven," is a true psychedelic masterpiece. Its introspective lyrics and swirling instrumentation create an almost spiritual experience, inviting listeners to explore the depths of their own consciousness.

    "The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators" is a timeless album that continues to resonate with listeners of all generations. It not only encapsulates the spirit of the 1960s but also transcends its era, remaining relevant and influential in the world of psychedelic and alternative rock.

    In conclusion, this album is a psychedelic classic that deserves its place in the pantheon of great rock albums. Its innovative use of instruments, mind-expanding lyrics, and the sheer passion of the performances make it a must-listen for anyone interested in the evolution of rock music and the psychedelic experience. Whether you're a seasoned fan or a newcomer to the world of psychedelia, this album is a trip worth taking.

  • Artist: 13th Floor Elevators
    Label: Charly Records, International Artists
    Format: LP
    Units: 2
    Country: US
    Genre: Pop & Rock
  • A1 You’Re Gonna Miss Me
    A2 Roller Coaster
    A3 Splash 1
    A4 Reverberation
    A5 Don’T Fall Down
    B1 Fire Engine
    B2 Thru The Rhythm
    B3 You Don’T Know
    B4 Kingdom Of Heaven
    B5 Monkey Island
    B6 Tried To Hide
    C1 You Don’T Know
    C2 Through The Rhythm
    C3 Monkey Island
    C4 Roller Coaster
    C5 Fire Engine
    D1 Reverberation
    D2 Tried To Hide
    D3 You’Re Gonna Miss Me
    D4 I’Ve Seen Your Face Before (Splash 1)
    D5 Don’T Fall Down
    D6 The Kingdom Of Heaven