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The 13th Floor Elevators were a band from Austin, Texas, formed by guitarist and vocalist Roky Erickson, electric jug player Tommy Hall, and guitarist Stacy Sutherland. The band was together from 1965 to 1969,

As garage rock turned psychedelic by the latter half of the ’60s, “You’re Gonna Miss Me” was a significant milestone along the way. First released in January 1966, the song showcases Roky Erickson’s otherworldly shriek and Tommy Hall’s eerie electric jug. Hailing from Austin, Texas, 13th Floor Elevators managed four albums and seven singles in their brief run from 1965-69 (and Erickson went on to subsequent acclaim and notoriety), but “You’re Gonna Miss Me” remains the group’s defining statement.

The 2005 documentary You’re Gonna Miss Me specifically credits Tommy Hall with coining the term “psychedelic rock”, although artists such as the Holy Modal Rounders and the Deep had described their music as “psychedelic” earlier. Their contemporary influence has been acknowledged by many of todays musicians.

As garage rock turned psychedelic by the latter half of the ’60s, “You’re Gonna Miss Me” was a significant milestone along the way. First released in January 1966, the song showcases Roky Erickson’s otherworldly shriek and Tommy Hall’s eerie electric jug. Hailing from Austin, Texas, 13th Floor Elevators managed four albums and seven singles in their brief run from 1965-69 (and Erickson went on to subsequent acclaim and notoriety), but “You’re Gonna Miss Me” remains the group’s defining statement.

Original LP Mono Mix version (1966). By the psychedelic rock band “13th Floor Elevators”.

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  1. 13th Floor Elevators was an American rock band from Austin, Texas, formed by guitarist and vocalist Roky Erickson, electric jug player Tommy Hall, and guitarist Stacy Sutherland, which existed from 1965 to 1969.

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Its Hard to choose just one Elevators album, such is their influence, so why not all of them? Plus extras, some of which had never been heard before prior to this ground-breaking release. At 10 CDs this box set just keeps on going.

Available only from this official website, the ultimate package the band has long deserved. Following strong initial demand and such positive early reviews the final worldwide production run was set at 4,000 pre-numbered copies.

With excellent sound quality from newly discovered sources with rare previously unavailable recordings and including unique reproductions of original band memorabilia.

  • The bands three landmark albums The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Easter Everywhere and Bull Of The Woods including rare mono versions, outtakes and alternate versions.
  • Two lost albums featuring previously unreleased material
  • Rare and previously unreleased live recordings
  • A 72 page hardback book written by the bands biographer Paul Drummond, enhanced with posters, ephemera, discographies and many rare and previously unseen photos
  • A selection of reproduction memorabilia including photographic prints, reproduction posters, stickers and handbills.

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