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Erickson, Roky / I Have Always Been Here Before
Album:I Have Always Been Here Before Collection:General
Artist:Erickson, Roky Added:Apr 2005
Label:Shout Factory 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-05-29 Pull Date:2005-07-31 
Week Ending:Jul 17Jul 10Jul 3Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12Jun 5

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Album Review
Reviewed 2005-05-23 
Cofounder of Pyschedelia and literal madman
of the 13th Floor Elevators has sofar career documented. Mostly rock and 60s pop with
some Byrds/Dylan folk. Twangy voiced songs
of demons and devils pervade with excellent bands.
Plenty of reverb and jug-trippiness on the 13th
stuff and Aliens are tight 80s rock. Very personal
stuff here with a big whiff of the loony bin.
Philosophical content. Slip inside this house of
madness and dig it!

1) Animals/Velvet Pop, groove - pre-13th
2)* hot, fantastic jug. Harp solo
3) psychedelic lyrics
4)* guitar solo, energetic
5)* funny start, madness lyrics in surf rock
6) love song with soft back vox
7)**** total epic psych journey - philosophy -jug
8) sweet pop balld like #1
9) silly rhymes, incoherent musically
10) voice in his head w/ chimes of freedom, harp break
11)* mystical toe tapper 6m
-------- end 13th floor elevators ----------
12) acoustic letter, Dylanesque harp
13)* raw groove of incomprehensibility w/Doug Sahm
14) sappy love song
15) rocknroll travel song with psych-autoharp
16) dual leads with language
17) pop repetition
18)* acoustic dejavu w/dingdingdingdoowah
19)* hot rocker, cool descending chords
20) He's real evil
21) the Stones in the asylum - fun
22) haunted maniac, nice rockin
------ CD2 -------------------------------
1)* good time rockin 'scary' swamp words
2) horror movie
3) hammers at you, decent guitar solo
4)* punky simplicity about life inside loonybin
5) Lucifer rocks out
6) rushing lyrics, tom toms
7) folky paean, messy
8)* folky love, 60s style w/ witches& Jack Johnson
9) potest song, duh!
10)* blues, screaming guitar
11) 65 pop, - the Byrds
12) big guitar 60s, few words
13) roadhouse boogie
14) 60s love pop
15)* plodding ballad, disquieting
16) Billy Bragg country
17) simple folk
18) laughably sweet pop love song
19)* very familiar... nice fingerpickin, msg to his judge?
20) Byrds again
21) erratic singing, jangly pop

Track Listing
1.We Sell Soul (With the Spade 22.White Faces (With the Aliens
2.You're Gonna Miss Me 23.It's a Cold Night for Alliga
3.Reverberation (Doubt) 24.Creature with the Atom Brain
4.Tried to Hide 25.Stand for the Fire Demon
5.Fire Engine 26.Bloody Hammer
6.She Lives (In a Time of Her 27.The Wind and More
7.Slip Inside this House 28.If You Have Ghosts (With the
8.Splash 1 29.Song to Abe Lincoln (With Bl
9.Dust 30.Anthem (I Promise)
10.I Had to Tell You 31.Warning (Social and Social-P
11.Postures (Leave Your Body Be 32.The Beast (With Evil Hook Wi
12.Right Track Now (With Clemen 33.You Don't Love Me Yet
13.Red Temple Prayer (Two Heade 34.Clear Night for Love
14.Starry Eyes (With Bleib Alie 35.Don't Slander Me
15.Bermuda 36.Nothing in Return
16.The Interpreter 37.Burn the Flames
17.Mine Mine Mind (With the Ali 38.When You Get Delighted
18.I Have Always Been Here Befo 39.True Love Cast Out All Evil
19.Click Your Fingers Applaudin 40.For You (I'd Do Anything)
20.I Think Up Demons 41.Please Judge
21.Don't Shake Me Lucifer 42.We Are Never Talking
 43.I'm Gonna Free Her