The folks at TEXAS PSYCHEDELIC ROCK have struck again with the youtube upload of ROKY ERICKSON performing live in New Orleans 1982 with the sadly underrecorded RESURRECTIONISTS. This lineup featured CARL GIESECKE of the NERVEBREAKERS on drums, BRIAN S. CURLEY of LESTER BANG'S DELINQUENTS on bass and JIMMY JONES on lead guitar-- although these recordings feature ROKY taking solos of notable quality with striking frequency. ROKY's vocals are a shade less ferocious than his performance on the previously available BEAUTY & THE BEAST (captured earlier in 1982 with the same lineup), but the recording has good balance and features several tracks not appearing on that release. Two extremely rare cuts, ANGEL and HASN'T ANYONE TOLD YOU are also included.
ROKY & THE RESURRECTIONISTS--TUPELO'S TAVERN
01 Bermuda 0:00
02 Hasn't Anyone Told You ? 03:32
03 Two Headed Dog 06:32
04 Cold Night For Alligators 11:02
05 Mine Mine Mind 15:43
06 White Faces 18:35
07 Don't Shake Me Lucifer 21:28
08 Angel 24:06
09 The Beast 29:16
10 I Walked With A Zombie 38:21
11 Heroin 44:38
12 I Think Of Demons 56:52
13 Bloody Hammer 1:01:50
14 Crazy Crazy Mama 1:10:42
15 Creature With The Atom Brain 1:14:43
16 Starry Eyes 1:19:39
17 Don't Slander Me 1:24:29
18 The Interpreter 1:28:19
19 Stand For The Fire Demon 1:31:16
20 Night Of The Vampire 1:37:38
21 Hasn't Anyone Told You ? 1:45:15
22 You're Gonna Miss Me 1:48:30
Here is a quick jump to the long out of print BEAUTY & THE BEAST on grooveshark. I had a hand in the production of the SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY release, and also wrote the liner note. The astonishing cover art (see top of page) was created by R.K. SLOANE.
ROKY & THE RESURRECTIONISTS-- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Although a small amount of material with slightly inferior audio quality was minimally utilized (the cd features performances culled from two nights), I was pleased to be part of documenting such a strong performance of ROKY with one of his most underrated backing bands.
Here is the complete original recording that CD is culled from:
ROKY LIVE AT THE ISLAND
PS! Another Louisiana RESURRECTIONISTS show has turned up! Lousier audio, but a good performance.
ROKY & THE RESURRECTIONISTS BATON ROUGE 1982
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