Live Evolution Lost

Live Evolution Lost

by The 13th Floor ElevatorsThe 13th Floor Elevators


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Psychedelic pioneers the 13th Floor Elevators had a sterling reputation as a live act during their years in Austin, Texas, but there are only a few scraps of recorded evidence to back up the legend of the Elevators' fiery shows. Tapes exist of early radio and television performances by the band, and an oft-bootlegged 1966 show at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom captured them at the height of their powers, but Live Evolution Lost documents one of the only professionally recorded concerts the band would ever give. Recorded at the Houston Music Theater on February 18, 1967, Live Evolution Lost preserves one of the 13th Floor Elevators' biggest and best-attended shows, though the performance has an unusual reputation among fans, as guitarist Stacy Sutherland later confessed he was experiencing a profoundly bad acid trip once he hit the stage. Despite it all, this album captures the unusual musical interplay of the Elevators as they make their way through a set featuring material they rarely played in concert. The album also includes an extended jam session in which the Elevators stretch out with another notable Texas psychedelic band of the day, Conqueroo. Live Evolution Lost marks the first authorized release of the complete Houston Music Theater recordings, and will be of keen interest to committed fans of this trailblazing band.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2014
Label: Snapper Music
UPC: 0803415867325
catalogNumber: 673
Rank: 18995

Album Credits

Performance Credits

13th Floor Elevators   Primary Artist
Roky Erickson   Guitar,Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Frank Davis   Interviewee
Ed Guinn   Bass,Flute,Vocals,Woodwind,farfisa organ,Group Member
Ronnie Leatherman   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Lelan Rogers   Interviewee
Stacy Sutherland   Guitar,Background Vocals,Interviewee,Group Member
Tommy Hall   Background Vocals,Jug,Group Member
John Ike Walton   Drums,Interviewee,Group Member
Walt Andrus   Interviewee
Bob Brown   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Charlie Prichard   Guitar,Vocals,Interviewee,Group Member
Wali Stopher   Tambourine,Vocals,Group Member
Jack McClellan   Interviewee
Houston White   Interviewee
Daryl Rutherford   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Roky Erickson   Composer
Frank Davis   Engineer
Ed Guinn   Composer
Ronnie Leatherman   Composer
Stacy Sutherland   Composer
Tommy Hall   Composer
John Ike Walton   Composer
Jean Luc Young   Executive Producer
Powell St. John   Composer
Clementine Hall   Composer
Walt Andrus   Engineer
Paul Drummond   Producer,Liner Notes,Archival Materials
Bob Brown   Composer
Wali Stopher   Composer
Daryl Rutherford   Composer
Carita Keränen   Layout

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