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The 13th Floor Elevators

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Hailing from Austin, Texas, the members of 13th Floor Elevators were one of the first artists to describe their music as psychedelic. Their lyrics and sleeve notes openly and religiously endorsed the use of drugs (particularly ) to alter human consciousness for the better. The band rattled to the middle of the Hot 100 in 1966 with You're Gonna Miss Me, anchored by Roky Erickson's unforgettable yelping vocals, Stacy Sutherland's guitar, and Tommy Hall's runs. According to myth, Tommy's jug was tuned by the amount of stored in it. Read more about 13th Floor Elevators on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

Tracks We Played

You're Gonna Miss Me

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators
Last Played on February 24, 2014 4:57pm