Monday, August 27, 2012

EYE MIND: The SAGA of ROKY ERICKSON and the 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS



EYE MIND: The SAGA of ROKY ERICKSON and the 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS

By Paul Drummond - Foreword by Julian Cope

The trailblazing 13th Floor Elevators released the first “psychedelic” rock album in America, transforming culture throughout the 1960s and beyond. The Elevators followed their own cosmic agenda — to change society by finding a new path to enlightenment. Their battles with repressive authorities in Texas and their escape into San Francisco's hippie counter-culture are now legendary.

Lead singer Roky Erickson was put away in a maximum security unit for the criminally insane for years. Tommy Hall, their 'Svengali' lyricist, lived in a cave. Guitarist Stacy Sutherland was imprisoned. The drummer was involuntarily subjected to electric shock treatments. A real-life version of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'.

This illustrated biography, filled with never-before-seen photos, breaks decades of silence by band members and addresses a huge cult following in America and Europe.

This is a very detailed biography with many illustrations throughout, posters, flyers and photos etc... this is the definitive book on the subject.

“One of the most exhilarating rock‘n’roll stories ever told.”
--- Julian Cope (from the band 'The Teardrop Explodes')

Process Media 2007 Edition - 423 Page Paperback - Heavily Illustrated in Color and Black and White throughout - PRICE: $22.00

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