Offered for sale is a Portuguese pressing of The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators by the 13th Floor Elevators.
About this copy: This copy of The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators is a 1988 Portuguese pressing on the Decal label of an album that was originally released only in the United States in 1966.
The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.
The disc is VG++ on side one with a faint inaudible hairline and a minor sleeve scuff. Side two is M-. There are no spindle marks on the labels. It’s a clean disc that has likely only been played once or twice.
A nice copy of a legendary psych LP.
Background: Released in 1966 on the tiny International Artists label, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators was the first album by the 13th Floor Elevators.
Allmusic.com gave The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators a 4 1/2 star review:
Did the 13th Floor Elevators invent psychedelic rock? Aficionados will be debating that point for decades, but if Roky Erickson and his fellow travelers into inner space weren’t there first, they were certainly close to the front of the line, and there are few albums from the early stages of the psych movement that sound as distinctively trippy — and remain as pleasing — as the group’s groundbreaking debut, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators. In 1966, psychedelia hadn’t been around long enough for its clichés to be set in stone, and Psychedelic Sounds thankfully avoids most of them; while the sensuous twists of the melodies and the charming psychobabble of the lyrics make it sound like these folks were indulging in something stronger than Pearl Beer, at this point the Elevators sounded like a smarter-than-average folk-rock band with a truly uncommon level of intensity. …The 13th Floor Elevators were trailblazers in the psychedelic rock scene, and in time they’d pay a heavy price for exploring the outer edges of musical and psychological possibility, but along the way they left behind a few fine albums, and The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators remains a potent delight.
|Country of origin:||Portugal|
|Year of Release:||1988|