Musical palate cleanser, Nuggets edition, day three

Today, it’s the 13th Floor Elevators with their classic “You’re Gonna Miss Me”.

The lead singer, Roky Erickson, has an… um, interesting history, but as Wikipedia puts it, “If Roky Erickson had vanished from the face of the earth after The 13th Floor Elevators released their epochal debut single, “You’re Gonna Miss Me”, in early 1966, in all likelihood he’d still be regarded as a legend among garage rock fanatics for his primal vocal wailing and feral harmonica work.”

His vocals definitely make the song, although the guy playing lead jug comes in a closer than expected second.


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8 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, Nuggets edition, day three

  1. Tronan

    One of the better tunes of the 60s. It’s one of the rare songs I wish was longer. It fades out rather abruptly.

    My wife gave me the Nuggets box set for Christmas. I’ve played the hell out of it since.


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    I love the moonshine jug.


  3. Russ

    I was wondering if you’d get to this one. I’d never heard of these guys until I moved out here to Texas. Roky is still touring around after beating whatever demons he had earlier.


  4. Gravidy

    The last person I saw playing a jug on TV was Briscoe Darling.

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  5. PT

    Hey Senator, check out the excellent record he made with the band, Okkervil River several years ago.


  6. you have inspired me to go and find my Blue Cheer albums and start playing them. Oh Pleasant Hope