Paul Drummond "13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History" Book (2022)
Details: Paul Drummond for Anthology Editions, "13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History" Book (2022). Hardcover. 8.8" w x 11.3" h, 3.5lb. Heavy book, heavy music history. New stock--book comes sealed.
Description: "Born out of a union of club bands on the burgeoning Austin bohemian scene and a pronounced taste for hallucinogens, the 13th Floor Elevators were formed in late 1965 when lyricist Tommy Hall asked a local singer named Roky Erickson to join up with his new rock outfit. Four years, three official albums, and countless acid trips later, it was over: the Elevators’ pioneering first run ended in a dizzying jumble of professional mismanagement, internal arguments, drug busts, and forced psychiatric imprisonments. In their short existence, however, the group succeeded in blowing the lid off the budding musical underground, logging early salvos in the countercultural struggle against state authorities, and turning their deeply hallucinatory take on jug-band garage rock into a new American institution called psychedelic music."
Grade: M (new stock)
Author: "Paul Drummond is a renowned antiquarian bookseller based in London. He's also the author of Eye Mind (2007), the exhaustive and definitive biography of the 13th Floor Elevators."