Monday, October 19, 2009

Roky Erickson- I Think of Demons

Treading the same mentally fragile tightrope as former Pink Floyd guiding light Syd Barrett, Roky Erickson's savant-like genius shines through on "I Think Of Demons," a reissue of his 1980 album oringally on CBS. It's anyone's guess what demons were tormenting Erickson back then, but it sure inspired some bizarre, dark, and ultimately great music. Erickson deserves some sort of recognition in the fickle business of popular music, if not for songs like "I Walked With A Zombie" and "Don't Shake Me Lucifer," then surely for his time spent as a member of The 13th Floor Elevators. This record is best played while on LSD.


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