Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Thirteenth Floor Elevators - 'Live' (Collectables)
Mike Reed | USA | 09/20/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There's one OTHER 13th Floor 'live' reissue I've heard that is worse that this one.'Live' is actually somewhat tolerable,that is IF you're an open-minded music fan.From the sound of it,I'm about 98% sure that 'Live' is a fake live recording.Either that OR their sound man is three-quarters deaf.Now,if you would like to check out some really great sounding all American psychedelia,get yourself a copy of the three 'actual/legit' Elevator's reissues,on the Collectables label.Which are 'Psychedelic Sounds Of The...'('66),'Easter Everywhere'('67) and 'Bull Of The Woods'('68).Keep in mind that ALL their other releases are either live,re-edits or cheezy compilations."
Merle Rickard | knoxville, tn United States | 12/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While the first two studio albums are definitely of better sound quality, this album highlights the Elevators' ability to rock out in a live setting. What makes this album truly interesting, however, is the fact that it is actually a studio recording with crowd noise overdubbed onto it. Thus, this is almost like listening to a rehearsal of the group in the studio, albeit with crowd sounds. Don't let this album scare you away from further exploration of the 13th Floor Elevators. Definitely get the first two - they will make this one that much more enjoyable."
A rollercoaster ride back to the past
Schlabach0@aol.com | Corpus Christi, Texas | 12/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having attended many live performances of the 13th Floor Elevators in the Austin and San Marcos,Tx. area during the 60's, I can say without a doubt that the 13th Floor Elevators live cd with it's pshchedelic sound and loud crowd noise will defitely take you back to the past. A time when live performances were breaking new ground and setting the standards for the future. Fantastic light shows and chemically altered realities were very often the setting for fantastic stage shows.This cd is a collection of songs from the groups earlier albums. The song "You Gotta Take That Girl" shows the groups versitility with a softer sound. While "I've Got Levitation", "Roller Coaster" and "your Gonna Miss Me" which are the best cuts of the collection show exactly why the 13th Floor Elevators were the top Pshchedelic group of the 60's.This cd is totally awesome!"