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  • Audio CD (12 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Charly
  • ASIN: B00063341I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,855 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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20 tracks celebrating the wild times of the Texas psychedelic pioneers led by Roky Erickson.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Neylan VINE VOICE on 30 Jun. 2008
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This collection has a couple of things going for it: firstly it tries to order the tracks in a way that is musically coherent, rather than the strict (and unimaginative) chronological order favoured by All Time Highs. Secondly, it gives a much fairer hearing to the derided third album, Bull of the Woods, including a couple of gems that are normally overlooked.

But it has two fatal flaws that make it an unlikely choice for any buyer. Firstly, it omits Roller Coaster - one of the highlights of the first album (surely Slide Machine could have given way. It appears on every Elevators compilation, but I find it unlistenable). Worse, it includes a feeble 4-minute edited version of Slip Inside This House, which is one of the cornerstones of the Elevators' legend. No-one who is interested in this music would settle for anything but the full nine minutes.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By N. T. Procter on 25 Feb. 2009
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Patrick Neylan (see other review) is entitled to his opinion, but opinions are subjective and I think his 2 star rating is unnecessarily harsh and whilst this compilation is not perfect (and I can't think of many compiliations that are), it is still an excellent introduction to The Elevators.

Those requiring more should check out the excellent remastered box set The Psychedelic World of The 13th Floor Elevators, which contains all of their official albums plus unreleased and live recordings.

A Ten CD set, Sign of the Three Eyed Men is also due for release shortly for completists.
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Most songs are cut short 14 Jun. 2009
By Kevin Gallagher - Published on Amazon.com
I'd advise anybody out there who is thinking about buying this edition
to look elsewhere because most songs are cut short . Get the lp because the sound and uncut songs are so much better , Trust me .
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Punk Before Punk 17 Jan. 2014
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13th Floor Elevators were among the farthest-out of the garage bands of the psychedelic sixties. The bass player was a classically trained violinist, and the frontman, Tommy Hall, majored in chemical engineering and psychology at U. Texas (and claimed to have been involved in government LSD experiments). He played an "electric jug," which sounded something like a Moog synthesizer. Many of the band members came to a bad end, one of them ending up like Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett.
"But Captain K," you may ask, "What did they sound like?" Raw. Primitive. Weird. Jarring. Ahead-of-their-time bizarro sound effects. One hears foretastes of the ambient noise of Brian Eno, or the "shoegazer" noise-rock groups from twenty years later. This is a good compilation and probably all you could want or need.
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Electric Jug? 23 Mar. 2010
By Joshua Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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These guys have a very unique sound which probably comes from their main lyricist insisting on writing and usually performing while tripping on LSD. This is the same guy you plays an 'electric jug' which is apparently just a jug with a microphone attached to it. This gives them one of the most unique sounds ever and actually complements most of the tunes instead of driving you crazy like you would think. If it hadn't been for the happy accident of like the film 'High Fidelity' I wouldn't have known who this band was when I read about them in the book 'The Best Music You've Never Heard'. I bought this album on the strength of those two things and have been happy with it. 'Scarlet and Gold' is my favorite song on the album with a great bass line.
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Acquired taste 13 May 2014
By Randy Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
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I suspect that in the case of the Elevators, it's a "had to have been there" thing. I was in Austin in the '60's and early '70's and had the pleasure of seeing the Elevators a few times in clubs that weren't nearly as plentiful then as they are now. I loved their music then and still enjoy it. For anyone with an interest in the early days of psychedelic music this is a must have.
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Great early psychedelia 28 Nov. 2014
By Penn2010 - Published on Amazon.com
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Great early psychedelia. Rocky Ericson in his hey day. Its sad they did not get the recognition they deserve.
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