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Roky Erickson - April Fool's Day (Crazy/Funny Radio Show) + B
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Roky Erickson - April Fool's Day + Bonus

Listen to Roky Erickson in this crazy/funny radio show (read the Trivia first, just so you are prepered). Also, get a taste of Roky Erickson's music and listen to the bonus tracks.

1. April Fool's Day
2. Cold Night for Alligators
3. Anthem (I Promise)

Track: April Fool's Day (16:32)
From the CD "Live at the Ritz 1987" (Bootleg) - Fan Club - 1991 New Rose Records FC046CD
This is a rare tape of a San Francisco Radio Show Roky did in the early 80's for April Fool's Day. This was the perfect opportunity for him to do one of the funniest radio shows ever. Note: The rest of the CD is a bootleg live recording and is not worth having (horrible sound quality).

Track: Cold Night for Alligators (3:31)
From the CD "Gremlins Have Pictures" - 1990 Demon Records CD66 (UK)
With the Explosives Live at Raul's (Austin, Texas) in 1982

Track: Anthem (I Promise) (4:24)
From the CD "Gremlins Have Pictures" - 1990 Demon Records CD66 (UK)

MP3 192 kbps

Roky (pronounce rock-eeh) Erickson was founding member and lead singer of psychedelic band, Texas? infamous Thirteenth Floor Elevators. Erickson explored the far reaches of musical and personal extremes. Young musicians like Jerry Garcia, Grace Slick, and Janis Joplin jammed with the influential group. Following a nightmarish '70s mental-hospital stint that had a devastating long-term effect on his mental health, Erickson's subsequent solo work with his group The Aliens revealed a singularly brilliant songwriter and performer whose talent was no less impressive for the fact that he was singing about zombies, vampires and aliens. The demons that abound in Roky's songs are all-too-real reflections of his own troubled psyche, and the combination of the artist's oddly poetic lyrical constructions and his bracing banshee wail makes it clear, as it wasn't always, that he's not kidding! Don?t Slander Me and Gremlins Have Pictures (collection of live and alternative versions), recorded 1975 -1982, document Roky?s genius. Roky Erickson cover versions have been made by R.E.M., ZZ Top, Primal Scream, Butthole Surfers, Julian Cope, The Jesus and Mary Chain and many more. Check out the "Where the Pyramide Meets the Eye - A Tribute to Roky Erickson" for a compilation of some of them.

Please support Roky Erickson by donating to his trust fund: (run by his brother Sumner Erickson).

Links: - The official Roky Erickson website - Wikipedia - Roky Erickson FAQ


Thanks Abstracta for uploading this awesome historical gem. It was great for you to remind us of this great musician. I'm listening to Easter Everywhere while this downloads. Looking forward to hearing the April Fools shenanigens! ;)
Your welcome. I don't think this is available on CD anymore. The CD "Live at the Ritz 1987 / Live in Dallas 1979" does not have this track (as far as I know).
Check also out the psychedelic band "The Vietnam Veterans" from the 80's, praised by the alternative music press (with samples):
Sorry, But I will have to stop seeding for about a month. Going on vacation :)
Uploaded 2006-06-09, and going... Great!

Please seed to keep it alive?, it's only 33.35 MiB.