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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Psychedelic Classic,
The second album by the acid-fried Texas quintet, Easter Everywhere still remains one of my favourite albums from the mid sixties. Released in 1967, it was one of the few albums to really deliver in the climate of acid rock and psychedelia from a garage/punk band. The lengthy opening track "Slip Inside This House" is a stoned classic and a call to arms for all the freaked out generation and was later covered by Primal Scream on their Screamadelica album. Half way through the track you get the feeling it is going on too long, but then you just drift with it and finally mourn it's ending when it does come to a close. Elsewhere there are further gems such as "Nobody To Love" which in essence is the flip (in sentiment) of the Airplane's "Somebody To Love". "Dust" tugs at the heart strings like few other songs do and really adds depth of feeling to the album. There is the storming "Levitation" and other standouts too such as "Postures (Leave Your Body Behind)". Although many people think their first album is the best, I disagree, this album was their best outing for me and doesn't sound as dated, despite the lyrics which are pure acidhead visions put to music.
Incidentally, if you don't mind paying a bit more you'd be better going for the Charly box set of 3 cds which has all their three albums plus loads of rarities, "Fire In My Bones" being a lost gem finally uncovered. But if you're on a budget and want to experience the psychedelic sounds of the Elevators this is the best place to start.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Curiosity.,
It seems a fair guess from listening to the songs that the writers seem to have some deeper experience of the spirituality of psychedelics. I believe that this album is a true gem of the 60's psychedelic era, and from the early days of what hoped to be a cogent psychedelic movement - even if the lyrics do seem confusing.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indoor Sunshine,
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Deep psychedelia from the middle sixties. Roky Erikson took his Texas jugband roots and blasted them with acid. The result is hypnotic, complex and something of an acquired taste. Each track jitters and jangles along with gusto but behind it all Roky's cracked voice hints at darker depths.
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best Elevators album due to the inclusion of the eternal ...,
Possibly the best Elevators album due to the inclusion of the eternal classic Slip Inside My House. A slightly different sound than ‘Sounds Of’, more laid back but still awesome all the same. Perhaps the only weak spot is the Dylan cover, It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars,
Very typical for the time, requires some listening
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars,
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Psychedelic!,
Only love matters, sings Mr Eriksson and he's right. One of the lesser known 60's classic albums but it is accessible, with an open mind as there are strong melodies amongst the trippyness.Buy this rather than any Stones Psych for example.
0 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Psychedelia,
SOUL MUSIC MEETS LSD MEETS THE NEW TESTAMENT (THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU) RESULTS IN A TIMELESS TREASURE TROVE OF PSYCHEDELIA.BUY IT AND TREAT YOURSELF.
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