Roky Erickson, the former lead singer of The 13th Floor Elevators has a wild story that I think everyone should check out. There is a documentary titled You’re Gonna Miss Me. Which you can watch on Netflix. The 13th Floor Elevators were pioneers in the Pyschedelic Rock genre. Check out their hit song “You’re Gonna Miss Me” below
Roky Erickson is one of rock music’s greatest voices. While his album with Okkervil River titled True Love Cast Out All Evil, more of a country style album the singing and song writing is superb. They could have recorded this to an accordian playing against the back drop of WWII and it would be great.
The 13th Floor Elevators front man Roky Erickson is one of Rock-N-Roll’s greatest voices as well as one of it’s greatest tragedies. I wish I had the time or the space to tell the story but it’s too much and I’d inevitably leave something out. If you have a Netflix account run over to the site and watch “You’re Gonna Miss Me” it’s a documentary on his life and trials. For now, enjoy a few songs and get familiar with the mystical voice of the pioneers of American psychedelic rock….
The 13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me
Roky Erickson & The Aliens – Two-Headed Dog
You’re Gonna Miss Me Trailer
Roky Erickson & Okkervil River – Goodbye Sweet Dreams