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Epitaph for a Legend

Album: Epitaph for a Legend
# Song Title   Time
1)    Night Time (Is the Right Time) - Chayns
2)    In My Own Time - The Patterns/Patterns
3)    I Tried So Hard - The Chaparrels/The Chapparals
4)    Part of You, A - Thursday's Children
5)    If I Were a Carpenter - The Rubayyat
6)    Poor Planet Earth - Sonny Hall
7)    Communication Breakdown - Inner Scene
8)    Hurricane Fighter Plane [Demo] - The Red Crayola
9)    Pink Stainless Tail [Demo] - The Red Crayola
10)    Nickle Niceness [Demo] - The Red Crayola
11)    Vile, Vile Grass [Demo] - The Red Crayola
12)    Transparent Radiation [Demo] - The Red Crayola
13)    I Want My Woman - The Emperors
14)    25 M.P.H - Lost And Found
1)    Breakfast in Bed - Big Walter
2)    C.C. Rider - "Rockin" Dave Allen/Dave Allen
3)    Saturday A.M. Blues - "Rockin" Dave Allen/Dave Allen
4)    Conversation with Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Hopkins
5)    Black Ghost Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
6)    Interview With Roky, KSAN 4/1/78 - Roky Erickson
7)    You're Gonna Miss Me - The Spades
8)    We Sell Soul - The Spades
9)    Splash 1 - Roky Erickson/Clementine Hall
10)    Right Track Now - Roky Erickson/Clementine Hall
11)    Wait for My Love - The 13th Floor Elevators
12)    60-Second - The 13th Floor Elevators
13)    Radio Spot For 'Bull of the Woods' - The 13th Floor Elevators
14)    Fire Engine - The 13th Floor Elevators
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Performers include: The Patterns, Sonny Hally, 13th Floor Elevators.
  • This release features a special gatefold LP-style CD sleeve.
  • The Texas-based International Artists label recorded some intriguing, slightly off-the-wall psychedelic-garage-pop in the 1960s, their most famous act being the 13th Floor Elevators. This is an erratic but extremely interesting double-LP compilation of IA oddities and rarities, much of it previously unreleased. The five Red Krayola demos (some of which would be re-recorded for their first LP) are prime acid folk, especially "Hurricane Fighter Plane," one of the closest American approximations of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd. The Chapparrals' "I Tried So Hard" is gutsy punk-pop, Thursday's Children's "A Part of You" is reminiscent of the mid-period Zombies, and the Emperors' "I Want My Woman" is growling garage punk. Side four is devoted entirely to 13th Floor Elevators/Roky Erickson rarities, including a beautiful acoustic version of "Splash I" and the rare single by Roky's pre-Elevators group the Spades. In this company, side three -- which has unexceptional straight blues material, including a song by Lightnin' Hopkins -- is a misfit, but psychedelic collectors will want the record for the rock material. ~ Richie Unterberger
Professional Reviews
Record Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he gnarly 'I Tried So Hard' by The Chapparrals and a mono mix of the magnificently orgiastic 'Fire Engine' by the Elevators."
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