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Thursday, December 17, 2009

THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS - LEVITATION


Quite possibly my favorite thing they ever; this cut sums up everything that made the Elevators such an incredible force; Roky Erickson's otherworldly vocals, Stacy Sutherlands reverb-drenched blues dipped in acid guitar stylings, and Tommy Hall's bizarre jug blowing. Not to mention a rhythym section that knew how to get the party moving.

This was one of those 45's that I had been outbid on so many times for so many years that it never seemed like I'd be able to score a copy. Thankfully, I recently did and it's never gonna leave my collection.

from 1967...

THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS - LEVITATION

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wild record Derek! Thanks for posting it.

ebay hunting can be awfully frustrating, but very rewarding when your patience pays off...

Anonymous said...

A brilliant track! W.

Anonymous said...

This tune is boss, Derek. As ever, your taste is impeccable. Thanks for posting. Stuck in India on a work trip that's been extended, my daily 45 download is what I look forward to the most, keeps me sane!! Thanks.

Derek See said...

Aww thanks for your kind words about my taste. It doesn't bother me when I lose out on ebay; I guess I figure that if I win em all, all the time, eventually I'll run out of records to collect!

BJG said...

This record is just mind-blowing. Thanks so much for sharing! Now I'm going to try and hunt down a copy for myself on e-bay! :-)

todd said...

I was at a concert on Super Bowl Sunday, and somehow the topic of parental visitation came up even though none of us was a parent. All I could think of the rest of the night was: "I've Got Visitation!" Thanks, I think.

Anonymous said...

I've got one of these that I picked up at a garage sale, but mine lists the song as 'Ive Got Levitation'

Any backstory on the different titles?