Tuesday, July 8

13th Floor Elevators - "Baby Blue" (Bob Dylan cover)

In the record stores and coffee shops where I hang out, there is a growing buzz about the upcoming Roky Erickson show at Athens Popfest. As a result, old fans are revisiting Erikson's catalog and new converts are plucking his albums from record store bins. I am decidedly in the latter camp, and only recently picked up the 1967 release Easter Everywhere by Erickson's seminal psychedelic band 13th Floor Elevators. It's an engrossing and interesting album, but it threw me off a bit when I realized one track was a cover of Bob Dylan's 1965 classic "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue." This was cool forty years ago, and it's cool now.

13th Floor Elevators - Baby Blue [Bob Dylan]

Roky Erickson and The Explosives play Athens Popfest on Thursday, August 14.


Blogger flatresponse said...

Apparently the buzz isn't at all restricted to Popfest activity. I've heard several folks around Denver talking about Roky, and there was a pretty prominent display of Elevators stuff at Amoeba in Hollywood.

Oh, and Dark Meat mentioned they're trying to talk Roky into collaborating for a few songs at Popfest...that'd be interesting if it falls into place.

2:35 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Wow, that's cool to hear. Nice to see a veteran artist getting a lot of attention.

I talked to Jim from Dark Meat yesterday at Wuxtry, but didn't ask about that. I'll keep it in mind if I see him around town soon.

2:37 PM

Blogger flatresponse said...

Don't forget to ask him about our Colt 45 binge in Newport Beach. :)

6:21 PM


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