These two unofficial vinyl collections issued in ’85/’87 on Texas Archive rec. were the first sources for unissued early recordings by Roky and crew. Both records have one studio side with early 1966 recordings [later known as ”The Contact Sessions”] and the other live side from ‘The Sump N’ Else Tv Show’ and ‘La Maison Ballroom’. You can hear great unissued stuff as ”I Don’t Ever Want To Come Down”, ”Make That Girl Your Own”, ”You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore”, ‘Fire In My Bones”, alternate versions of tunes from their legendary debut, live rumble and Intereview with Tommy Hal by Ron Chapman [“Who is it that is doing the ‘doo ga doo ga doo’ Is that you?”]. I know you know but… once again the 13th Floor Elevators!!!
GROOVIE Surfadelic Vinyl Rip of this Texas 60’s garage/psych ultra-classic, from ’78 reissue on UK Radarscope Records. As you know there are tons of reissues out there but I thought it would be pretty interesting to hear this one, especially for Elevators fans. The sound on this version is ballsy raw ‘n’ louder than on CD reissues, so you better wach out! The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Within You… Dig!!!