The HORROR-STRUCK ROCK 'N' ROLL MADNESS OF ROKY ERICKSON. The 1980 album from former 13th Floor Elevators' main man hailed in MOJO magazine as a buried treasure kicks of the label's Buried Treasure series. Featuring the original ten tracks plus two additional Erickson originals from the period. An insight into the 'scrambled brain' of this rock genius' bizarre and often brilliant solo career. Obsessed with sci fi and horror images, this gritty gem covers Satan, Lucifer, Alligators, Vampires, Demons and Zombies along the way. With extensive sleevenotes and an introduction by MOJO editor Phil Alexander.
This LP was the first release by Roky Erickson and the Aliens, some of the same songs and others from this session were later released as The Evil One the following year.
- 1. Two-Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)
- 2. I Think Of Demons
- 3. I Walked With A Zombie
- 4. Don't Shake Me Lucifer
- 5. Night Of The Vampire
- 6. White Faces
- 7. Cold Night For Alligators
- 8. Creature With The Atom Brain
- 9. Mine Mine Mind
- 10. Stand For The Fire Demon
- 11. The Wind And More
- 12. Bloody Hammer
this is a timely release, and provides an opportunity to actually listen to the music that Erickson created; forget the headline grabbing tales of madness, look a little deeper - you will enjoy what you discover. - Louder than War