Roky Erickson, Austin, Texas 1973

Roky Erickson, the lead singer of The 13th Floor Elevators, is widely recognized as the father of both psychedelic and punk rock. Here he’s shown wandering around a party at Uncle Seymore’s in Clarksville in 1973. Generally written off as a casualty of psychedelic excess and too many psychiatric shock treatments in the 60’s, I’m happy to report that Roky has recovered enough to perform sporatically again. Roky is totally unique. He still has that incredible penetrating singing voice, like a prophet in the midst of a raging desert sandstorm…

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