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Epitaph for a Legend
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Before the International Artists label finally closed their doors forever they released an amazing 13-album box set, which included 12 of their best releases & a very special 13th double album (now released on CD) comprise... more »
Before the International Artists label finally closed their doors forever they released an amazing 13-album box set, which included 12 of their best releases & a very special 13th double album (now released on CD) comprised entirely of unreleased tracks from the label's vaults. Here you'll find 27 incredibly rare remastered tracks by Red Krayola, Lost & Found, Dave Allen, Lightnin' Hopkins, 13th Floor Elevators, Roky Erikson, & many others. Also includes an excerpt of a rare interview with Roky Erickson on San Francisco's KSAN-FM in 1978 & a hilarious 13th Floor Elevators' plug for their 'Bull Of The Woods' album. Limited to 1500 copies and packaged in gatefold paper sleeve. Sunspots/Abraxas. 2003.
Terrific compilation of 60s Texas psychedelia and more
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 11/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A superb collection, originally issued as a 2-LP set, that collects rarities from the vaults of Texas' International Artists label. In addition to previously unreleased and demo sides from Texas psychedlia stalwarts such as Red Krayola and 13th Floor Elevators (including incredible pre-Elevators tracks from Roky Erikson and the Spades), there are many fine cuts by obscure garage punk acts such as The Chapparrals, and a terrific cover of the Bee Gees "In My Own Time" by Patterns. The Red Krayola demos (many of which would be re-recorded for their debut) are a treat. Side 3 (on the original vinyl) is perhaps the only downer, as the blues tracks from Big Walter, Lightnin' Hopkins and Dave Allen aren't particularly exceptional. The radio commercial for the Elevators' "Bull of the Woods" is a hoot, as is Roky's spaced out late-70s interview on San Francisco's KSAN-FM."