13Th Floor Elevators
Psychedelic Sounds (Rsd) (RP RSD 19)
Format: LP, Vinyl
RSD 2019 title – exclusively available instore only from 8am 13th April – any remaining stock will be available to buy online from 20th April.Price when released: £24.99
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This edition of ‘The Psychedelic Sounds of…’ features the mono mix on picture disc vinyl using the original artwork, which was recently chosen by National Album Day as one of the best 70 album sleeves of all time, and best sleeve from 1966. ‘The Psychedelic Sounds of…’ the Elevators’ ground-breaking debut from 1966 lays claim to be the first psychedelic rock album and is certainly the first to use the word ‘psychedelic’. Known for founder Tommy Hall’s use of the electric jug and Roky Erickson’s emotive singing of Hall’s poetic lyrics, the band influenced music as we know it, including material from legends such as the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin. As well as influencing a genre, the Elevators developed a culture based on mind-expansion through experimentation with psychoactive drugs in a US state that had particularly harsh laws on their recreational use, effectively making the band members psychedelic outlaws.