Roky Erickson Teams With Okkervil River for Anti- Debut
Posted 01/20/2010 05:45:00 by i am vans
Erickson's band The Thirteenth Floor Elevators burst on to the scene in 1966 with the hit "Your Gonna Miss Me," a snarling proto-punk song written by Erickson when he was just 15. The Elevators and the charismatic Erickson would be largely credited with igniting the garage rock movement and being one of the first psychedelic bands. The reverberations of the band's distinctive sound can still be heard today with Erickson's songs having been interpreted by the likes of R.E.M., ZZ Top, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Spacemen 3, Julian Cope, Radio Birdman and others.