Saturday, 12 August 2017
The 13th Floor Elevators - Bull Of The Woods 1969 (1993 Collectables Records) Flac & mp3@320
While the 13th Floor Elevators' debut album caught them as they were still buzzing with the excitement of their musical journey through inner space and Easter Everywhere found them exploring the possibilities of the recording studio as well as their own creative process, their final studio set, 1969's Bull of the Woods, documented a band that was running out of gas. Legal problems were dogging the Elevators and preventing them from touring, they were justifiably unhappy with their record company, lead vocalist Roky Erickson was beginning to buckle under the group's steady diet of LSD, and lyricist and founder Tommy Hall was growing tired of the demands of the group after the difficult process of writing Easter Everywhere.
In my ears a very comfortable album by the band and maybe it was the right step into the right direction at the right time. And i think the band and the environment had known that some things must change. If you are interested in the Elevators and don't know the album give it a try.
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