Man, check that photo out. The 13th Floor Elevators playing for young lovers. Yowza. It's hard to believe that the man with the guitar, Roky Erickson, will soon be taking all the acid he can gobble up. That may be exaggerating, but he did his fair share and may already have been when that photo was taken.
Here's a collection of singles from the International Artists label that may leave you wondering. Back then, 1966, if a song was released as a single the record company usually had designs, or at least hopes, that it would become a hit. So why would you release a five minute cover of Dylan's "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" by a bunch of acid heads on a 45?
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
13th Floor Elevators - Reverbaration [sic] (Doubt) mp3 at Internet Archive
13th Floor Elevators - Fire Engine mp3 at Internet Archive
13th Floor Elevators - It's All Over Now Baby Blue mp3 at Internet Archive
The Spades - You're Gonna Miss Me (streaming) at YouTube 1965 Erickson at age 18
13th Floor Elevators - 7th Heaven: Music of the Spheres, The Complete Singles Collection at Internet Archive Note: In the right column, under "Download options" click on "VBR MP3 Files"