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The Psychedelic World of the 13th Floor Elevators (Vol. 1)


Download links and information about The Psychedelic World of the 13th Floor Elevators (Vol. 1) by The 13th Floor Elevators. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Rock, Theatre/Soundtrack, Psychedelic genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:14:30 minutes.

Artist: The 13th Floor Elevators
Release date: 2002
Genre: Rock, Theatre/Soundtrack, Psychedelic
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:14:30
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No. Title Length
1. You're Gonna Miss Me 2:30
2. Roller Coaster 5:07
3. Splash 1 3:55
4. Reverberation (Doubt) 2:49
5. Don't Fall Down 3:00
6. Fire Engine 3:20
7. Thru the Rhythm 3:08
8. You Don't Know 2:58
9. Kingdom of Heaven 3:09
10. Monkey Island 2:37
11. Tried to Hide 2:47
12. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love (Live) 5:16
13. Before You Accuse Me (Live) 2:34
14. You Don't Know (Live) 2:36
15. I'm Gonna Love You Too (Live) 1:54
16. You Really Got Me (Live) 6:18
17. Splash 1 (Live) 3:35
18. Fire Engine (Live) 3:01
19. Roll Over Beethoven (Live) 2:47
20. The Word (Live) 2:45
21. Monkey Island (Live) 2:43
22. Roller Coaster (Live) 5:41



This is the first volume of what was a three-CD box set. The 13th Floor Elevators were one of the most important bands of the '60s and in all of rock 'n' roll, though their reputation is mostly known just to hardcore music fans and rock historians. The Texas group's innovative pursuit of punkish psychedelia made them pioneers, but Roky Erickson's peerless vocal style set them far apart from the competition. The Elevators were a ferocious, forward-looking combo. Guitarist Stacy Sutherland added brutal, concise leads that never devolved into noodling. The songwriting sealed their greatness. "You're Gonna Miss Me" is a bona fide garage rock classic, but "Roller Coaster," "Reverberation," "Fire Engine," "You Don't Know," and "Kingdom of Heaven" are worthy follow-ups. This collection features the first album, along with raw live recordings from 1966, where the group work through their early catalog and covers of Buddy Holly's "I'm Gonna Love You Too," The Kinks' "You Really Got Me," and The Beatles' "The Word."