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1 - ERICKSON, ROKY - CLEAR NIGHT FOR LOVE - (LP) 
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Dallas-born Roger Kynard Erickson, better known as Roky Erickson, is a legend of psychedelic music and culture. Playing piano at five years old and guitar at ten, he dropped out of high school in Austin shortly before graduating, since the school dress code demanded short hair. In 1965, his group, The Spades, made an impact with "We Sell Soul" and the following year, The 13 th Floor Elevators burst onto the scene with debut album The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13 th Floor Elevators, but the bands non-conformist attitude and open endorsement of drugs such as marijuana and LSD put them in repeated conflict with the authorities. Then, in 1968, during a performance at the San Antonio edition of the Worlds Fair, known as HemisFare, Erickson began speaking incomprehensible nonsense on stage, leading to a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and confinement in a Houston psychiatric hospital, where he was forcibly given electroshock therapy. The following year, after being busted with a single joint, Erickson pleaded not guilty by means of insanity, leading to a 3-year stay in Rusk State Hospital, with further electroshock and Thorazine treatments. Following his release Erickson formed a group initially called Bleib Alien, which evidenced a more hard-rock orientation, later renamed The Aliens, though Erickson was also working with Austins The Explosives in the same era. Aliens material produced by Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Rival was issued by CBS and an independent, 415 Records. Then, in the early 1980s, Erickson became fixated with junk mail and unsolicited letters, writing to lawyers and celebrity figures on a regular basis; in 1985, solo mini-LP Clear Night For Love was produced at Music Tracks in Austin by bassist/guitarist Speedy Sparks, with former Joe "King" Carrasco and Delbert McClinton drummer, Ernie Durawa, plus Supernatural Family Band alumnus John Reed on guitar. Released by Frances New Rose label in small numbers, the release found Erickson back in semi-psychedelic/country rock mode on opening track "You Dont Love Me Yet," the plaintive "Starry Eyes" and the anthem-like title track, while "The Haunt" is more in swamp/horror rock vein and "Dont Slander Me" has heavy blues leanings.

TRACKLISTING: 01. You Don't Love Me Yet 4:20 02. Clear Night For Love 2:40 03. The Haunt 3:34 04. Starry Eyes 3:06 05. Don't Slander Me


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-12-2019
Item # : 538065     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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2 - ERICKSON, ROKY - DON'T SLANDER ME - (CD) 
LIGHT I/T ATTIC


Celebrating a creative purple patch by a singular performer, Light In The Attic reissues the three albums issued by Roky Erickson in the 1980s. Together, theyre a chance to pick up a missing jigsaw piece in the history of American rock n roll in deluxe packages! If The Evil One was the album that broke Erickson out of the indie ghetto and brought him to a worldwide audience, the follow-up, 1986s Dont Slander Me was the one that showcased his rock and roll sensibilities like no recording before. Losing the more out-there and exotic elements of earlier and future albums, it presents us with Erickson the rocker, playing punk, rockabilly, blues and - in Burn The Flames, later found on the Return Of The Living Dead soundtrack -even power ballads.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Don't Slander Me 02. Haunt 03. Crazy Crazy Mama 04. Nothin' In Return 05. Burn The Flames 06. Bermuda 07. You Drive Me Crazy 08. Can't Be Brought Down 09. Starry Eyes 10. The Damn Thing 11. Hasn't Anyone Told You 12. Realize You're My Sweet Angel Eyes 13. Haunt (alt Take)

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-10-2013
Item # : 448563     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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3 - ERICKSON, ROKY - DON'T SLANDER ME - (LP) 
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Celebrating a creative purple patch by a singular performer, Light In The Attic reissues the three albums issued by Roky Erickson in the 1980s. Together, theyre a chance to pick up a missing jigsaw piece in the history of American rock n roll in deluxe packages! If The Evil One was the album that broke Erickson out of the indie ghetto and brought him to a worldwide audience, the follow-up, 1986s Dont Slander Me was the one that showcased his rock and roll sensibilities like no recording before. Losing the more out-there and exotic elements of earlier and future albums, it presents us with Erickson the rocker, playing punk, rockabilly, blues and - in Burn The Flames, later found on the Return Of The Living Dead soundtrack -even power ballads.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Don't Slander Me 02. Haunt 03. Crazy Crazy Mama 04. Nothin' In Return 05. Burn The Flames 06. Bermuda 07. You Drive Me Crazy 08. Can't Be Brought Down 09. Starry Eyes 10. The Damn Thing 11. Hasn't Anyone Told You 12. Realize You're My Sweet Angel Eyes 13. Haunt (alt Take)

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 01-10-2013
Item # : 448564     
Availability: IN STOCK
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4 - ERICKSON, ROKY - GREMLINS HAVE PICTURES - (CD) 
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Celebrating a creative purple patch by a singular performer, Light In The Attic reissues the three albums issued by Roky Erickson in the 1980s. Together, theyre a chance to pick up a missing jigsaw piece in the history of American rock n roll in deluxe packages! The Evil One (LITA 097) broke him out of the indie underground and Dont Slander Me showed off his rock n roll sensibilities. But Erickson was difficult to manage - and patience was running out. "Id given up after the second album," Ericksons then-manager, Craig Luckin, has said. "I had enough."Yet a third album - arguably his best - was to be found, if not created. Gremlins Have Pictures is an anthology of Ericksons solo work following his extended incarceration at the Rusk State Hospital for the criminally insane, beginning with his first live performance (opening for a screening of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre in Austin) all the way to Dont Slander Me (LITA 098).

TRACKLISTING: 01. Night Of The Vampire 02. The Interpreter 03. Song To Abe Lincoln 04. John Law Man 05. Anthem (i Promise) 06. Warning 07. Sweet Honey Pie 08. Cold Night For Alligators 09. I Am 10. Heroin 11. I Have Always Been Here Before 12. Before In The Beginning 13. Bermuda 14. Burn The Flames 15. I'm A Demon 16. The Beast

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-10-2013
Item # : 448565     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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5 - ERICKSON, ROKY - GREMLINS HAVE PICTURES (+7") - (LP) 
LIGHT I/T ATTIC


Celebrating a creative purple patch by a singular performer, Light In The Attic reissues the three albums issued by Roky Erickson in the 1980s. Together, theyre a chance to pick up a missing jigsaw piece in the history of American rock n roll in deluxe packages! The Evil One (LITA 097) broke him out of the indie underground and Dont Slander Me showed off his rock n roll sensibilities. But Erickson was difficult to manage - and patience was running out. "Id given up after the second album," Ericksons then-manager, Craig Luckin, has said. "I had enough."Yet a third album - arguably his best - was to be found, if not created. Gremlins Have Pictures is an anthology of Ericksons solo work following his extended incarceration at the Rusk State Hospital for the criminally insane, beginning with his first live performance (opening for a screening of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre in Austin) all the way to Dont Slander Me.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Night Of The Vampire 02. The Interpreter 03. Song To Abe Lincoln 04. John Law Man 05. Anthem (i Promise) 06. Warning 07. Sweet Honey Pie 08. Cold Night For Alligators 09. I Am 10. Heroin 11. I Have Always Been Here Before 12. Before In The Beginning 13. Bermuda 14. Burn The Flames 15. I'm A Demon 16. The Beast

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 01-10-2013
Item # : 448566     
Availability: IN STOCK
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6 - ERICKSON, ROKY - THE EVIL ONE - (LP) 
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* 2xLP housed in gatefold jackets with 20pg book-deep liner notes by Joe Nick Patoski * Originally released in the UK as the 10 song album _Five Symbols_ in 1980 and as _The Evil One_ in 1981 (with 5 songs replaced), this definitive CD gathers all 15 songs from the Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) late 1977-79 produced sessions. * Rare / unseen archive photos and ephemera

TRACKLISTING: 01. Two Headed Dog 02. I Walked With A Zombie 03. Night Of The Vampire 04. It's A Cold Night For Alligators 05. Mine Mine Mind 06. Sputnik 07. White Faces 08. I Think Of Demons 09. Creature With The Atom Brain 10. The Wind And More 11. Don't Shake Me Lucifer 12. Bloody Hammer 13. Stand For The Fire Demon 14. Click Your Fingers 15. If You Have Ghosts

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 15-09-2013
Item # : 448562     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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7 - ERICKSON, ROKY - THE HOLIDAY INN TAPES - (LP) 
VINYL LOVERS


On December 1, 1986 Patrick Mathè from the French label, New Rose, met Roky at the Holiday Inn in Austin, TX to record the first ten tracks on this album. Due to the fact that these tracks were recorded in a hotel room, the sound quality is not superb, but still very acceptable. The thing that is superb about this album, however, is the fact that listeners get a chance to hear Roky alone in an extremely intimate setting with his acoustic guitar, playing his own material and two inspired covers by fellow Texan musical genius, Buddy Holly. The final four tracks on the album are taken from the rare and demon-ridden 1977 Sponge Records EP, recorded shortly after Roky was released from a mental institution

TRACKLISTING: 01. The Singing Grandfather 02. The Times Ive Had 03. Thats My Song 04. True Love Ways 05. Peggy Sue Got Married 06. Mighty Is Our Love 07. I Look At The Moon 08. Dont Slander Me 09. May The Circle Remain Unbroken 10. The Singing Grandfather 11. Mine Mine Mind 12. Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play 13. Two-headed Dog 14. I Have Always Been Here Before

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 21-10-2010
Item # : 410003     
Availability: IN STOCK
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