“Easter Everywhere” by 13th Floor Elevators - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1967Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

The second album from the Austin, Texas five-piece arrived in November, 1967, and grew to be acclaimed as one of the greatest psychedelic LP's of all-time. They lined up: Roky Erickson (lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica), Tommy Hall (electric jug), Stacy Sutherland (lead guitar), Dan Galindo (bass guitar) and Danny Thomas (drums). Once again, Tommy Hall's electric jug is a prominent feature, giving the group an instantly recognisable trademark sound. The wondrous “Slip Inside This House” stimulates the senses, its psychedelic philosophy being central to the album's overall theme. Speaking of the album's title, Tommy Hall would later reveal: “Well, [the title] comes from the idea of Christ Consciousness. And realizing that you can be born again; that you can constantly change and be reformed into a better and better person. It's like a progressive perfection, and Easter Everywhere is sort of the combination or culmination of this idea as echoed in the public. It's like everyone is snapping to this; that there is a middle ground between the Eastern trip and the Western trip, and that is by learning to use your emotion and realizing what emotion is and why it is there and how to control it from a pleasure point of view so that you don't get hung up in a down place. It's just the idea of rising from the dead all over, everywhere.” Dude's deep. I dig the sound.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [08:03] 7.4.png 13th Floor Elevators - Slip Inside This House (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall) Psychedelia
A2 [03:43] 6.4.png 13th Floor Elevators - Slide Machine (Powell St. John) Psychedelia
A3 [02:57] 5.8.png 13th Floor Elevators - She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall) Psychedelia
A4 [02:59] 6.0.png 13th Floor Elevators - Nobody To Love (Stacy Sutherland) Psychedelia
A5 [05:17] 6.2.png 13th Floor Elevators - It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (Robert Zimmerman) Psychedelia
B1 [04:50] 6.3.png 13th Floor Elevators - Earthquake (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall) Psychedelia
B2 [04:02] 5.6.png 13th Floor Elevators - Dust (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall) Psychedelia
B3 [02:40] 6.5.png 13th Floor Elevators - (I’ve Got) Levitation (Tommy Hall, Stacy Sutherland) Psychedelia
B4 [02:28] 6.0.png 13th Floor Elevators - I Had To Tell You (Tommy Hall, Stacy Sutherland) Folk Rock / Americana
B5 [06:29] 5.7.png 13th Floor Elevators - Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall) Psychedelia

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