Sunday, December 7, 2014

ROKY ERICKSON-- THE EVIL ONE RARITIES!!







The folks over at TEXAS PSYCHEDELIC ROCK have been uploading some rather amazing ROKY ERICKSON archival material to youtube lately. Two different posts have revealed a startling amount of alternate takes and mixes from the EVIL ONE sessions. For convenience this blog will gather these recordings, and also some links to other related items.

With a few major exceptions (WHITE FACES, COLD NIGHT FOR ALLIGATORS) most of these outtakes are not too radically different in their arrangement, but there are MANY great different vocal takes, longer fades, and performance details now audible with different instruments more prominent in the mix. There are also some cool instrumental backing track takes.

2 hours of expanded EVIL ONE. Thanks to the uploaders of this precious motherlode. You can follow TEXAS PSYCHEDELIC ROCK's ROKY- related activities on Facebook here: 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS/ROKY ERICKSON.


Enjoy!





EVIL ONE ALTERNATE MIXES






01 It's a Cold Night for Alligators 0:00
02 Night of the Vampire (alternate mix) 03:14
03 Mine Mine Mind (alternate mix) 07:30
04 If You Have Ghosts (alternate mix) 11:04
05 Stand For The Fire Demon (alternate mix) 15:12
06 Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer) (alternate mix) 21:08
07 I Think Of Demons (alternate take/mix ) 24:30
08 White Faces (alternate mix/doubled vocals) 27:19
09 I Walked with a Zombie (extended alternate mix/alternate backing vocals) 29:55
10 Creature with the Atom Brain (alternate take) 33:13
11 Don't Shake Me Lucifer (alternate take/mix) 37:30
12 The Wind and More (alternate mix) 40:20
13 Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play (alternate mix) 44:24
14 Cold Night For Alligators (alternate mix) 46:59
15 Alien I Creator (alternate take) 51:36





THE EVIL ONE VOCAL TAKES & INSTRUMENTALS






01 It's a Cold Night for Alligators (Take 1) 0:00
02 It's a Cold Night for Alligators (Take 2) 03:14
03 It's a Cold Night for Alligators (Take 3) 06:28
04 If You Have Ghosts (Take 1) 09:41
05 If You Have Ghosts (Take 2) 13:42
06 If You Have Ghosts (Take 3) 17:17
07 The Wind and More (Take 1) 21:21
08 The Wind and More (Take 2) 25:45
09 White Faces (Take 1) 30:07
10 White Faces (Take 2) 32:52
11 White Faces (Take 3) 35:35
12 Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play (Take1) 38:16
13 Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play (Take 2) 40:38
14 Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play (Take 3) 43:14
15 Don't Shake Me Lucifer (Take 1) 45:49
16 Don't Shake Me Lucifer (Take 2) 48:48
17 Stand for the Fire Demon (Instrumental) 51:41
18 The Damned Thing (Instrumental 1) 57:52
19 The Damned Thing (Instrumental 2) 1:03:14
20 Night of the Vampire (Instrumental 1) 1:06:31
21 Night of the Vampire (Instrumental 2) 1:10:54

Musicians: Roky Erickson (vocals & guitar), Duane Aslaksen (guitar), Steven Burgess (bass), Fuzzy Furioso (drums), Andre Lewis (keyboards), Bill Miller (autoharp); Also: Brian Marnell, Scott Matthews, Link Davis Jr. and Stu Cook







Here's the complete original CD.


THE EVIL ONE









Here's a link to ROKY ERICKSON: THE EVILLER ONE, a collection of other versions of the EVIL ONE compositions I compiled for my blog BUNCOMBE SHINOLA:



ROKY ERICKSON: THE EVILLER ONE--AN ALTERNATE CLASSIC








And finally, here is a link to the Facebook fanpage where I post ROKY related materials daily:


DEVIL'S INFINITY CHILDREN: ROKY ERICKSON FANPAGE




Cheers


















TOM WAITS & THE RAMONES








TOM WAITS and THE RAMONES. Two of my favorites, and some might think unlikely members of a mutual appreciation society- or interpreters of each others' material. However, over the years their common ground has cemented, and borne fruit. For Mr. WAITS' birthday (and convenience) I've gathered up all of their respective covers, and their original versions, Enjoy.




THE RETURN OF JACKIE & JUDY







I DON'T WANNA GROW UP







DANNY SAYS









The originals:



RETURN OF JACKIE & JUDY







I DON'T WANNA GROW UP







DANNY SAYS











How about some live action?


I DON'T WANNA GROW UP live












ALSO!

Feel free to check out my daily track by track RAMONES career overview blog at

RAMONES: HUMMING A SICKENING TUNE



Photo by BRAD ELTERMAN