The 13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere (1967)

The 13th Floor Elevators were an American psychedelic rock band active from 1965 to 1969.

In 1966 The 13th Floor Elevators had found success with their single "You're Gonna Miss Me", which charted at #55 and is looked back on as an early example of psychedelic rock, a sound which they explored fully on their debut album. This was followed by a tour of California, where they played alongside popular San Francisco psychedelic bands such as Quicksilver Messenger Service and Moby Grape. They then returned to their home state of Texas and started work on their second album. It was then that bassist Ronnie Leatherman and drummer John Walton left, and were replaced by Dan Galindo and Danny Thomas respectively.
Easter Everywhere was completed with the new recruits, and released in late 1967. Its featured the same ingredients that had made their debut so distinctive - raw guitar-driven rock with passionate vocals from Roky Erikson, and Tommy Hall's bizarre electric jug playing. They refined this sound further, resulting in perhaps an even better album, the highlight being the 8-minute opening masterpiece "Slip Inside This House". It also featured a cover of Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue".
The album didn't produce another hit like they would have liked, and as a consequence its sales were disappointing. However it's generally very highly regarded among the canon of 60s psychedelic rock.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators (1966) <|> Live (1968)
More from The 13th Floor Elevators


No comments: