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Easter Everywhere
13th Floor Elevators
Easter Everywhere
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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French reissue of the acid rock icon's 1967 album. Digipak. Spalax.

      
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All Artists: 13th Floor Elevators
Title: Easter Everywhere
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 11/12/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Vocal Pop, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431055328

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French reissue of the acid rock icon's 1967 album. Digipak. Spalax.

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**** Like a psychedelic brain hemorrage ****
Frank Booth | Oz | 11/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is a little slice of disturbing garage/psychedelic Heaven ! It always leaves me with a melancholy Syd Barrett afterglow feeling for some reason ? Roky is yet another rock n' roll casualty and his vocal expressions on this record really convey his fragile mental state. His haunting singing forms a perfect marriage with the psychedelic lyrical content and that damn electric jug that Tommy keeps playing really knocks me off my square , but in a good way! It makes me sit up and really take notice for some reason ? " Slip Inside this House " is the album highlight for me , but the Dylan cover of " Baby Blue " and " She lives in a Time of her own " also really standout.I play this album late at night or on Sunday mornings alongside " White Light , White Heat " by the Velvet Underground and the cummulative effect is pretty unsetteling ,which I like ! .......Cheshire Cat grin from ear to ear !!!!"
"True conception, knowing why..."
Laszlo Matyas | 05/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The 13th Floor Elevators' first album was a classic of early psychedelic garage rock, but this 1967 follow-up is, believe it or not, even better. Easter Everywhere shows the 'Vators venturing further into the psychedelic territory that they'd mapped out on their debut, augmenting the usual rock and roll formula with trippy lyrics and outta-this-world musical exploration. As other reviewers have pointed out, the Elevators weren't faking it; the band really did have a wonderfully whacked-out, LSD fueled vision for the future of rock, and they pursued it to the best of their abilities.

All of which could have made for a pretentious, dated mess of an album. Thankfully, however, the Elevators had the songwriting skills and musical gusto to back up their ambitions. Just listen to the brilliant "Slip Inside This House," which oppens the album like a strange, epic incantation, an endless wash of Roky Erickson's trippy lyrics and Stacy Sutherland's strange guitar chords drifting hazily over some heavy, hypnotic drumming from Danny Thomas. Of course, there's also Tommy Hall's ever-present "electric jug" playing, which sounds a bit like- okay, I don't know how to describe it. But it's weird and it fits. Moving on: aside from "Slip Inside this House," other all-out classics include "She Lives in a Time of Her Own" and "I've Got Levitation," two of the coolest psychedelic rock n roll pounders ever recorded. There's also "Pictures (Leave Your Body Behind)," which closes the album with a heavy, hypnotic groove, and "Nobody To Love," a dreamy warble of a pop song with a neat lead guitar line. There's also a surprisingly good cover of Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" and a slinking, creeping thing called "Slide Machine." "Dust" and "I Had to Tell You" are two oddly tender accoustic ballads. The latter, with Roky's haunting vocals and Stacy's folky guitar strum drifting lazily through space and time, is particularly effective.

So it all boils down to this: Easter Everywhere is an incredibly enjoyable release from one of the pioneering bands of psychedelic rock. Fans of 60s rock and roll (especially garage rock) will love this. Trip out."