13th Floor Elevators' debut turns 50 this week; don't forget Roky plays El Club next Friday!

13th Floor Elevators' debut turns 50 this week; don't forget Roky plays El Club next Friday!
13th Floor Elevators. Photo courtesy Sundazed.

Next Friday, Oct. 28, Roky Erickson will perform at El Club. Today you have the opportunity to meditate on just how awesome that show will be while listening to the first album by his band the Thirteenth Floor Elevators


That band arguably invented psychedelic rock music down in Texas, with a primary part of their sound a crazily oscillating amplified jug. The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators was released 50 years ago yesterday, on Oct. 17, 1966.

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