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  • 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS : A Visual History

    13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS : A Visual History
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    ISBN: 9781944860110
    Title: 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS : A Visual History
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Born out of a union of club bands on the burgeoning Austin bohemian scene and a pronounced taste for hallucinogens, the 13th Floor Elevators were formed in late 1965 when lyricist Tommy Hall asked a local singer named Roky Erickson to join up with his new rock outfit. Four years, three official albums and countless acid trips later, it was over: the Elevators' pioneering first run ended in a dizzying jumble of professional mismanagement, internal arguments, drug busts and forced psychiatric imprisonments. In their short existence, however, the group succeeded in blowing the lid off the budding musical underground, logging early salvos in the counter-cultural struggle against state authorities, and turning their deeply hallucinogenic take on jug-band garage rock into a new American institution called psychedelic music. Before the hippies, before the punks, there were the 13th Floor Elevators: an unlikely crew of outcast weirdo geniuses who changed culture

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $70.00

    • Price: $70.00
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