Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of The Evil One by Roky Erickson and the Aliens.
Erickson was the original lead singer of the famed psychedelic band The 13th Floor Elevators.
About this copy: This copy of The Evil One is an original 1981 U.S. pressing on the 415 label.
The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the edges and corners.
The disc is M- and appears to have only been played a couple of times.
A nice copy of an LP that has become surprisingly hard to find.
Background: The Evil One was Roky Erickson’s first solo album, produced by Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival and recorded over a period of two years.
Roky Erickson was very much a changed man when he re-emerged on the music scene in the late ’70s after a deeply troubling stay in a mental institution following an arrest for drugs in 1969. The graceful but energetic proto-psychedelia of Erickson’s music with the 13th Floor Elevators was replaced by a hot-wired straight-ahead rock sound which suggested an updated version of the teenaged garage pounders Roky recorded with his early group the Spades…. His band, the Aliens, are in sharp, precise form; Erickson’s vocals confirm he’s a blues-rock belter of the first order (even when he’s raving about creatures with atom brains, two-headed dogs, or the Evil One himself), and if the songs are a bit odd lyrically (which you would expect from the titles), the tunes are clever and punchy and rock on out.
You can listen to “Bloody Hammer” here:
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||415 Records|
|Year of Release:||1981|