13th Floor Elevators Must-Haves

Donate to the Roky Trust

Sumner Erickson and the Roky Trust accept donations. See the site for more information. www.rokyerickson.net/trust.html

Roky Volumes I-IV

This four-volume, plastic-bound set is a singular source of long-forgotten Vatornalia. It's been long out of print, but Jack Ortman is reprinting and binding the entire set. Contact him at jackortman@hotmail.com.

"Openers II: The Lyrics of Roky Erickson'

Roky's collection of lyrics and poetry was published by Henry Rollins 2.13.61 press in 1995. It's out of print, but judicious searching on eBay and Amazon can turn up copies.

"Not Fade Away'

Good luck on finding any of these, but count yourself lucky if you do. Austin collector Doug Hanners was among the first to champion the Elevators in the Seventies through this fanzine.

The 13th Floor Elevators Complete Reference File 1965-69

This freelance publication offers discography, chronology, session, poster, personnel information, and more for $25. Go to www.lysergia.com/elevRefFileMain.htm or write lamasivartdoz@mail.com.

The Tommy Hall Schedule

The Elevators tribute claims, "We want to emulate not imitate" and, by gum, they do. Both John Ike Walton and Ronnie Leatherman have sat in with THS. www.tommyhallschedule.com

The T-shirt

Jagmo, aka Nels Jacobson, drew the coolest Roky Erickson T-shirt ever. Available at Waterloo Records.
  • More of the Story

  • High Baptismal Flow

    In search of rock & roll's psychedelic pioneers, Austin's 13th Floor Elevators

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

The 13th Floor Elevators

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle