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Options June 4, 2019: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor Elevators Tribute

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Artist Track Album Label Format Approx. start time
The Spades  You're Gonna Miss Me   Options   Zero  7"  0:00:00 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  Reverberation (Doubt)   Options   IA  7"  0:04:44 ()
The Spades  We Sell Soul   Options   Zero  7"  0:07:49 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  Fire Engine   Options   IA  7"  0:10:45 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  I've Got Levitation   Options   IA  7"  0:13:17 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  She Lives (In a Time of Her Own)   Options   IA  7"  0:22:09 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  Before You Accuse Me   Options   IA  7"  0:25:20 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  Baby Blue   Options   IA  7"  0:27:41 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  Slip Inside This House   Options   IA  7"  0:32:55 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  I'm Gonna Love You Too   Options   IA  7"  0:37:00 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  Splash 1   Options   IA  7"  0:42:13 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  May The Circle Remain Unbroken   Options   IA  7"  0:46:06 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  Livin' On   Options   IA  7"  0:48:42 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  Tried To Hide   Options   IA  7"  0:52:05 ()
Thirteenth Floor Elevators  You're Gonna Miss Me   Options The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators  IA  LP  0:54:25 ()
Nobody's Children  Don'tcha Feel Like Cryin'   Options   Bullet  7"  0:58:46 ()
MC5  Kick Out The Jams   Options   Elektra  7"  1:00:48 ()
Jamison  Changes   Options   AV International  7"  1:03:26 ()
Eddie & The Showmen  Squad Car   Options   Liberty  7"  1:06:00 ()
Roy Head Trio  Tush Hog   Options   Back Beat  7"  1:07:50 ()
Stars Of Joy  Don't Let The Devil Ride   Options   Designer  7"  1:13:47 ()
James Brown  It's A New Day   Options   King  7"  1:17:35 ()
Three Degrees  There's So Much Love All Around Me   Options   Roulette  7"  1:22:01 ()
Betty Lavette  He Made A Woman Out Of Me   Options   Silver Fox  7"  1:24:10 ()
Mitty Collier  Everybody Makes A Mistake Sometimes   Options   Chess  7"  1:26:33 ()
Gino Scorza  Tell It Like It Is   Options   Amtrex  7"  1:32:38 ()
The Manhattans  I Betcha (Couldn't Love Me)   Options   Carnival  7"  1:35:02 ()
Gino Scorza  What Am I Gonna Do (Without You Baby)   Options   Amtrex  7"  1:37:37 ()
Young Hearts  I've Got Love For My Baby   Options   Minit  7"  1:40:30 ()
The Mark IV  Since God Made Woman, Nobody Rest   Options   Mercury  7"  1:43:47 ()
David T Walker  Love Vibrations   Options   Zea  7"  1:48:46 ()
Lee Mitchell  Best Shot   Options   Full Speed Ahead  7"  1:51:36 ()
Lionel Hampton and His Inner Circle of Jazz  Greasy Greens   Options   Glad Hamp  7"  1:54:11 ()
The Honey Drippers  Impeach The President   Options   Alaga  7"  1:58:08 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:00pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey Kris. i hope you and Larry attack the tributes from different angles but I’m sure I’ll be hearing duplicates tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 6/4/19 10:01pm chresti:

Hey long home and Kris! Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:02pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey chresti
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:02pm Matt from New Orleans:

Kris had you gone to see Roky live since the Stomp
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:03pm Franco Twinkie:

Hail Roky!
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:04pm Kris Holmes:

yes, i saw him in 2011, wait, what year was the Stomp?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:04pm Little Danny:

Hey Kris, hey all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:04pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hey Franco
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:04pm Franco Twinkie:

Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:04pm Little Danny:

For some reason I thought you were on the West Coast this week, Kris
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:05pm Matt from New Orleans:

He played at the “hurricane” stomp in 2017
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:06pm Matt from New Orleans:

And in 2008 as well
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:06pm Kris Holmes:

in a couple weeks time Dan
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:06pm Kris Holmes:

Dang, I forgot all about seeing him that first night in 2017!!
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:07pm Kris Holmes:

possibly better than 2011 because of the backing band
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:07pm Little Danny:

Well I'm delighted to find you here
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:08pm Little Danny:

Roky played Marfa a coupla years ago
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:08pm Kris Holmes:

I passed on seeing him in Marfa in 2016, Dan you passed on that also iirc?
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:09pm Kris Holmes:

I won't even miss a show while we're in LA, fly out Wed come back Sun
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:09pm Little Danny:

Yeah, I can't deal with reunions or late-career resurgences in the flesh. Too much potential for painfulness
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:10pm Little Danny:

Man I'm an asshole
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:10pm Kris Holmes:

I was glad to see him in 2011 but it wasn't actually all that musically
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:10pm still b/p:

Is there a genuine concert venue in Marfa? Or just a nightspot where a name might perform?
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:10pm Kris Holmes:

Ballroom Marfa
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:10pm Matt from New Orleans:

true enough danny. I always hope for the best when I attend the stomp.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:11pm Franco Twinkie:

The first time I went to San Francisco in 1966 on a family vacation You're Gonna Miss Me was very big on both KFRC and KYA. It made me jump up and down in the back seat of our Oldsmobile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:12pm Little Danny:

Surprisingly there are concert-sized venues, still b/p. I mean a coupla places that can hold several hundred people. But none of them are ideal
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:12pm still b/p:

And it WAS your father's Oldsmobile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:13pm Little Danny:

That's so great, Franco. The Elevators were huge in Texas, and they were huge in San Francisco. But almost nowhere else in their day
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:14pm Franco Twinkie:

Yup. Mom and dads car. After all, I was only 11 years old.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:14pm Little Danny:

"huge" being relative, of course
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:14pm Matt from New Orleans:

I think the 2017 set was better than the 2008 set I saw as Roky was more comfortable on stage and the band was better. I can’t actually remember who backed him at both shows and whether it was the same musicians but it sounded better the second time.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:15pm Kris Holmes:

I think it was essentially Eve & The Exiles in 2017
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:16pm Franco Twinkie:

What year was he backed by Okerville River? That's when I saw him in L.A.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:17pm still b/p:

Just looked at Marfa population, curious about the attention-buzz effect. Steadily dropping, though, and a significant drop back in 1999 to 2000. Wha' happened then? Or maybe just a counting procedure difference?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:20pm Little Danny:

@still b/p: For all the attention it gets, few people actually move to Marfa. But I don't know what happened in 1999-2000. That was just before the international buzz machine got going
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:24pm Kris Holmes:

Okkervill River was earlier in the 2000s, that was apparently the best time to catch his comeback. I saw Okkervill River sometime in the late 2000s & they were fantastic sans Roky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:29pm Little Danny:

Had no idea "Baby Blue" was released as a 7"
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:30pm Kris Holmes:

flip of She Lives In A Time Of Her Own, beautifully fragile version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 6/4/19 10:31pm chresti:

Isn't Marfa where there are Donald Judd works?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:31pm Little Danny:

@chresti: yes indeed
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:35pm Franco Twinkie:

The one that still makes me wonder if I made the right decision was i think 1981. I had to make a choice: Muddy Waters AND Willy Dixon at The Roxy, or Roky down the block at The Whisky. Muddy was sad, Willy was great, but Roky burned The Whisky to the ground. That's the show he did a shrieking, blood curdling cover of Heroin. Regrets. oh well.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:36pm Kris Holmes:

oh man, what a choice
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:40pm Franco Twinkie:

Go for broke, Kris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/4/19 10:42pm Matt from New Orleans:

I’m laying down Kris. I’ll still be listening but not chatting. 10 CDs. I have it as well.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:43pm Kris Holmes:

Right on Matt!
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:45pm Kris Holmes:

Also, the old conundrum Franco of the Whisky or the Roxy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 6/4/19 10:48pm chresti:

Is there a recording of that performance, Franco?
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:50pm Franco Twinkie:

When The Elevators hit the ground in '66 I was laying on the floor watching TV while my mom was ironing. They came on and did of course You're Gonna Miss Me. I thought they were beatniks 'cause a couple of them were wearing dark shades.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 10:51pm Franco Twinkie:

Yes Dear, I's in that towering pile in the living room.
  Tue. 6/4/19 11:11pm Carmichael:

Heya Kris. Thanks for the Roy Head. Gotta do it right!
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:16pm Kris Holmes:

I love Roy Head! Well until he went country.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:19pm Franco Twinkie:

That's my life, James. The ladies always tellin' me what to do!
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:19pm Kris Holmes:

JB telling it like it is
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:22pm Franco Twinkie:

Go to the store. Rake the leaves. Fix this, fix that. Makes me want to scream!
  Tue. 6/4/19 11:24pm Carmichael:

Happy wife, happy life.
  Tue. 6/4/19 11:25pm Carmichael:

Like the Irish song goes, “we’ll give ‘em the slip, and we’ll take a sip of the rare ol’ mountain dew.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 6/4/19 11:29pm chresti:

Listen to Carmichael carefully, Franco. In reality, I'm not included in the who Franco's referring to
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:30pm geezerette:

Hello!
There are SO MANY of these kickass soul singers I've never heard of. Collier's great!
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:31pm Franco Twinkie:

True that...kinda.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:32pm Franco Twinkie:

Geezette!
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:34pm geezerette:

Love this song. Lyrics are wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 6/4/19 11:35pm chresti:

For me, that jug sound and the background singing, does it every time
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:35pm geezerette:

Franco! Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 6/4/19 11:40pm chresti:

I never heard of Gino Scorza, either.
Hi again geez!
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:42pm Franco Twinkie:

That Gino Scorza was the anti-elevator sound of Texas. Jaunty horns and a whirring organ.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:42pm Kris Holmes:

Gino Scorza extremely obscure San Antonio artist
  Tue. 6/4/19 11:42pm Carmichael:

Ha ha, chresti. That’s why I like you!
  Tue. 6/4/19 11:43pm Carmichael:

Watch the opening to The Commitments. Roy Head sets the mood.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:44pm geezerette:

Sounds like summer.
  Tue. 6/4/19 11:49pm Carmichael:

Tell It Like It Is is one of those perfect pop songs.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:50pm Kris Holmes:

it really is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 6/4/19 11:51pm chresti:

One of my favorites.
  Tue. 6/4/19 11:53pm Carmichael:

I was discussing my top five with Gaylord, and that wad locked in at #3.
  Tue. 6/4/19 11:53pm Carmichael:

*was
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 6/4/19 11:54pm chresti:

Thanks Kris, fantastic Roky stuff.
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:54pm Kris Holmes:

You are welcome
  Tue. 6/4/19 11:55pm Carmichael:

Yeah, I never listen long enough to say thanks. Thanks!
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:56pm geezerette:

Fun! Thanks,Kris!
Avatar Tue. 6/4/19 11:57pm Franco Twinkie:

Thank you for the love shown to Roky. Good night.
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