Bootlegged Audio from this has been floating around for years, known as ‘The Reunion’. This was a brief attempt by Roky , John ‘Ike’ Walton and bassist Ronnie Leatherman with guitarist Greg Forrest to resurrect the band. This was without Stacey Sutherland and Tommy Hall and there were a few Roky solo songs in the set as well. With Roky in top form, these 4 clips, though not quite a Holy Grail as far as Elevators footage, are still a very important document of this still legendary group. Roky has also recently performed sets of all Elevators material, which is a testament to the strength of the music, and it’s timelessness. It’s also pretty interesting to imagine how this material came across in 1984, at the height of MTV and pop culture!
YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME
DON’T SLANDER ME
BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME
TWO HEADED DOG
Cheers to ‘dillorider’ whoever you are!
I had never seen this one until recently. I was informed that this was a documentary that Jack Ortman did with some college students some time ago. It appears that the rare 70’s footage I posted awhile back may have been culled from this doc, maybe not. Nonetheless it is a perspective I haven’t seen represented yet as the focus is more on Tommy Hall and Stacey Sutherland and the origins of the jug sound as well as the groups early interest in things of a religious nature. Apparently they used to visit a particular teacher who had shelves of books on the subject.
Elevators sound man Sandy Lockett is heavily featured as well as drummer John Ike Walton and Stacey Sutherland’s mother Sybil.
This is a decent doc for any rabid fan, though it may be a bit boring to people who just wanna trip out.
Fans of Texas Psych should join the Texas Psychedelic Rock site as well to keep in the know about Texas Psych as it is today, these guys are still around and some stuff is happening, in fact there are reports of new Golden Dawn being recorded right now! You can follow the Texas Psychedelic Rock Facebook group as well
SOME THING’S WEIRD (#1)
I decided to start a series within the blog here to post some of the stranger videos that comes across my desk. The series title is bit of an homage, for those in the know…
I know nothing about this first video, other than that it is shot in a semi-silent film/Stop-animation style, very artistically done. The music is experimental sound collage, I think I hear a Throbbing Gristle sample about 1:30 in…
‘Based on Material from Jan Lenica. Edited by Konrad Hirsch.
The Music is Part of a 4-Track EP on Soundcloud:
Next up are a couple of live vids from ST37 out of Austin. I have one record of theirs called ‘Secret Society’ that I bought in the 90’s and fell in love with instantly, though I’d be careful with these guys under any psychedelic influences! They recently played with Acid Mothers Temple in Austin so that is the first I’ve heard anything about them since obtaining that one record years ago. The drummer was the drummer on Roky Erickson and Evil Hook Wildlife ET EP, which I also have.
The first video is from 2000 where they lay down a dirty, space rock, swirling psychedelic guitar laden version of Cold Night For Alligators:
This next video is from Jan 2015 where they performed at Trailer Space Records in Austin, this one is nicely effected: