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The 13th Floor Elevators
Live Evolution Lost [3LP]

Live Evolution Lost [3LP]

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'...wonderfully packaged, housed in a handsome box with the LPs pressed on red, green and blue heavyweight vinyl, screen-printed on Side 6. Inner sleeves reproducing rare Texan posters and a giant repro of the actual concert poster add to the visual splendour on offer, alongside a detail-filled booklet... a fascinating historical document. ★★★★' MOLE, SHINDIG!

Live Evolution Lost: The 13th Floor Elevators Live at the Houston Music Theatre  is the first-ever release of the complete performance of the band’s legendary show from 18th February 1967 presented in a 3LP coloured vinyl box set.

The trailblazing 13th Floor Elevators released the first “psychedelic” rock album in America, transforming culture throughout the 1960s and beyond.  Formed in late 1965 in a small town in Texas by electric jug-playing Tommy Hall, guitarist & vocalist Roky Erickson and guitarist Stacy Sutherland, they were joined by bass player Benny Thurman and drummer John Ike Walton.  At a time when Baptist and Mormon preachers fought for the population's spiritual wellbeing, and Country & Western music filled the bars on a Saturday night, from out of these conflicting extremes the Elevators were born and began making a name for themselves in the burgeoning Austin, TX music scene.

Although Roky Erickson was the frontman, the group's sound and philosophy were created by the unpredictable and impulsive Tommy Hall. The Elevators followed their own cosmic route searching for a new path to enlightenment whilst creating a reputation for excess. The band developed a sound that merged garage-punk and psychedelic experimentation.  From the beginning, their music - played and created under the influence of LSD - was raw, ambitious and hugely experimental with Sutherland's pioneering use of reverb and echo, and bluesy, acid-drenched guitar mixed with Tommy Hall's innovative electric jug … ‘psychedelic rock’ was conceived.

This three album edition, on green, blue and red heavyweight vinyl, features the whole of the Elevators’ historic gig on 18th February 1967 at the Houston Music Theatre for the first time ever.  It catches the band with its classic line-up before the release of Easter Everywhere and is the only known complete recording of an Elevators’ gig, and the latest to survive.  Mastered by Sonic Boom (Spaceman 3) and put together by band expert Paul Drummond, it includes one reel unissued for over forty-five years.

Side 1

  1. (I've Got) Levitation
  2. Roller Coaster
  3. Fire Engine
  4. Reverberation (Doubt)

Side 2

  1. Don't Fall Down
  2. Tried To Hide
  3. Splash 1
  4. You're Gonna Miss Me
  5. Monkey Island

Side 3

  1. Kingdom Of Heaven
  2. She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)
  3. Jam Intro
  4. Jam 1 - Roll Over Blue Suede Blues Jam

Side 4

  1. Jam 2 - Backwards Evolution Jam
  2. Jam 3 - Ed's Esoteric Jazz Jam

Side 5

  1. Jam 4 - (It's All Over Now) Baby Blue Jam
  2. Jam 5 - She Lives Jam
  3. Jam 6 - Hamburgers & Acid

Side  6

  1. Screen Print

 

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