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Roky Erickson

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Roky Erickson (1978)

Interview by Howie Klein, KSAN San Francisco, 1 April 1978

The deeply batty Mr Erickson terrorizes KSAN's presenters, shouts at listener's phoning in, and breaks into "song".

File format: mp3; file size: 41.1mb, interview length: 44' 48" sound quality: ****

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Psychedelic Punks Refuse to Die: The Revenge of the 13th Floor Elevators

Profile by Metal Mike Saunders, unpublished, 1972

2009 note: The odd thing about this (unpublished) fall 1972 thing sent to Phonograph Record Monthly (unassigned) is that co-editor Greg Shaw would – I ...

America's Local Talent 1977: The Sounds Of Austin

Overview by Joe Nick Patoski, Phonograph Record, May 1977

THANKS TO the migration of musicians who actually believed Austin's blind boast that it was the new country music capital of the world, the central ...

Motorhead, Mighty Diamonds et al: Singles Reviews

Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 25 June 1977


Roky Erickson: One Flew Out Of The Cuckoo's Nest

Retrospective by Jon Savage, Sounds, 23 July 1977

'After you trip, life opens up – you start doing what you wanna do...c'mon, C'MON let it happen to you...' – 'Roller Coaster', 13th Floor ...

Roky Erickson: Darkness at the edge of your mind...

Profile by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 6 January 1979

...and other remembrances of psychedelic times past and future. ROKY ERICKSON, the Martian Van Morrison, will be visiting your town in "person" next month with ...

Roky Erickson: The Creature With the Atomized Brain, or I Talked With A Zombie

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 30 August 1980

Are you ready for the Thirteenth Floor Elevators revival? Roky Erickson, cult and occult figure from the swirling mists of psyechedelia, takes time out from ...

Roky Erickson: I Walked With a Zombie

Retrospective and Interview by John Morthland, L.A. Weekly, 22 November 1990

Roky Erickson, at ultra-high frequency ...

His Own Private Realm: Roky Erickson

Interview by Tom Hibbert, MOJO, June 1995

Come with us now to the home of erstwhile 13th Floor Elevator Roky Erickson: a little shack on the outskirts of reality. And marvel how, ...

Roky Erickson

Profile by Ian Fortnam, Uncut, January 1999

While it's an established fact that an extended tour of duty within the darkest recesses of the psychedelic jungle will extinguish myriad illuminations within the ...

Roky Erickson: I Have Always Been Here Before – The Roky Erickson Anthology

Review and Interview by Luke Torn, Uncut, May 2005

Astral Peaks: thirty years of incandescent psychedelia from rock's mercurial "madman". ...

Roky Erickson: SXSW, Austin

Live Review by Jason Gross, Harp, June 2005

AS ANOTHER SXSW drew to a close on an abnormally cool Texas afternoon, a roaring half-hour thunderstorm presaged one of the most unexpected comebacks in ...

The Man Who Went Too High: Roky Erickson

Retrospective and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 8 June 2007

THE MOST IMPROBABLE of rock comebacks began on the night of March 19, 2005 at an Austin, Texas restaurant called Threadgill's. Every year, the eatery ...

Roky Erickson: He has never been here before …

Interview by Bill Holdship, Detroit Metro Times, 28 October 2009

ALTHOUGH THERE ARE certainly other candidates, the man born Roger Kynard Erickson 62 years ago in Dallas, Texas, just might be the greatest rock 'n' ...

Roky Erickson with Okkervil River: True Love Cast Out All Evil (Chemikal Underground)

Review by Bill Holdship, MOJO, July 2010

THIS IS one of those wonderful, unexpected releases that many people once believed could never exist. ...

The Roky Erickson road to greatness

Profile and Interview by Sophie Heawood, The Times, 7 July 2010

The pop musician has survived madness and drugs — if only just. His rocking tunes still make sense to the kids. ...

see also 13th Floor Elevators


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