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Psychedelic Sounds (rsd19)
RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE ! THE BIRTH OF PSYCHEDELIC ROCK RELEASED AS MONO PICTURE DISC ALBUM “The fearless trailblazers of psychedelia and one of the most kick-ass rock bands ever.
.. For two or so years they burned with a flame so fierce that 40 years on they still remain an inspiration” - MOJO ‘The Psychedelic Sounds of...’ the Elevators’ ground-breaking debut from 1966 lays claim to be the first psychedelic rock album and is certainly the first to use the word ‘psychedelic’. Known for founder Tommy Hall’s use of the electric jug and Roky Erickson’s emotive singing of Hall’s poetic lyrics, the band influenced music as we know it, including material from legends such as the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin. As well as influencing a genre, the Elevators developed a culture based on mind-expansion through experimentation with psychoactive drugs in a US state that had particularly harsh laws on their recreational use, effectively making the band members psychedelic outlaws. This edition of ‘The Psychedelic Sounds of...’ features the mono mix on picture disc vinyl using the original artwork, which was recently chosen by National Album Day as one of the best 70 album sleeves of all time, and best sleeve from 1966. Tracks: You’re Gonna Miss Me / Roller Coaster / Splash 1 / Reverberation / Don’t Fall Down / Fire Engine / Thru The Rhythm / You Don’t Know (How Young You Are) / Kingdom Of Heaven / Monkey Island / Tried To Hide