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"Ah Kin Order Raw meat Here?"

Advantages: Good Intro To The Man
Disadvantages: Not His Best

The word genus is over used but in the case of Rocky Erickson it is justified, the former lead singer of the seminal 13th Floor Elevators. He paid a heavy price for his exploration of the human psyche through drugs, ending up incarcerated in a asylum for ...

Champ666 12.05.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Don't Slander Me (Digitally Remastered) - Roky Erickson

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XTC's Psychedelic Breakfast

Advantages: Possibly the finest incognito musical pastiche of all
Disadvantages: May, alas, be seen as a curate's egg by some

Swindon: it's more than railway museums and a mad roundabout, you know. The Everyday Story Of Smalltown For a town of its size, it's made a disproportionate contribution to popular culture. Latter-day Status Quo imitators Oasis named themselves aft ...

greenierexyboy 20.02.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Chips from the Chocolate Fireball (Digitally Remastered) - Dukes of Stratosphear (The)

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XTC's psychedelic time machine!

Advantages: A brilliant compilation of this bands only two albums.
Disadvantages: Poor album cover, could have used the originals.

Well, the title of this review is a bit of giveaway, isn't it? What you have here is actually that well known popular Swindon punky/new wave beat combo XTC hiding their identities under the nom de disque of The Dukes of Stratosphear. And not only that yo ...

blankfrank 26.02.2006 · Read full review
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"I'll Never Stop Shooting 'Gators"

Advantages: Rocky on Top Form
Disadvantages: None Really

Those wonderful people at Rykodisc deserve to be thanked for putting out these Roky Erickson CD's because they are great and thanks to TrustRoky a trust fund set up to protect his well being he will actually get the money for these releases, something tha ...

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Review of Gremlins Have Pictures (Live Recording) - Roky Erickson

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Tortured masterpiece

Advantages: A beautiful, haunting album. Very mournful lyrics.
Disadvantages: Not an easy listen. I didn't like it immediately.

...isn't around any more. He died earlier this year. I used to know a friend who said that Opel was the worst album he had ever heard. I think it is probably one of the best I have ever listened to. However, it takes a while to become ac ...

drewish 24.03.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Opel - Syd Barrett

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