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Epitaph for a Legend [Digipak]
0. DISC 1:
1. Night Time - Chayns
2. In My Own Time - The Patterns (previously unreleased)
3. I Tried So Hard - The Chaparrels (previously unreleased)
4. Part of You, A - Thursday's Children (previously unreleased)
5. If I Were a Carpenter - The Rubayyat
6. Poor Planet Earth - Sonny Hall
7. Communication Breakdown - Inner Scene (previously unreleased)
8. Hurricane Fighter Plane - The Red Crayola (previously unreleased)
9. Pink Stainless Tail - The Red Crayola (previously unreleased)
10. Nickle Niceness - The Red Crayola (previously unreleased)
11. Vile, Vile Grass - The Red Crayola (previously unreleased)
12. Transparent Radiation - The Red Crayola (previously unreleased)
13. I Want My Woman - The Emperors
14. 25 M.P.H. - The Lost and Found (previously unreleased)
0. DISC 2:
1. Breakfast in Bed - Big Walter Price (previously unreleased)
2. C.C. Rider - Dave Allen (previously unreleased)
3. Saturday A.M. Blues - Dave Allen (previously unreleased)
4. Conversation with Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Hopkins (previously unreleased)
5. Black Ghost Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins (previously unreleased)
6. Interview with Roky - Roky Erickson
7. You're Gonna Miss Me - The Spades
8. We Sell Soul - The Spades
9. Splash 1 - Roky Erickson/Clementine Hall (previously unreleased)
10. Right Track Now - Roky Erickson/Clementine Hall (previously unreleased)
11. Wait for My Love - The 13th Floor Elevators (previously unreleased)
12. 60-Second Radio Spot for "Bull of the Woods" - The 13th Floor Elevators
13. Fire Engine - The 13th Floor Elevators (previously unreleased)
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SNAX620CD
Performers include: The Patterns, Sonny Hally, 13th Floor Elevators.
This release features a special gatefold LP-style CD sleeve.
Liner Note Author: Jon Savage .
Editor: Greg Turner.
The Texas-based International Artists label recorded some intriguing, slightly off-the-wall psychedelic-garage-pop in the 1960s, their most famous act being the 13th Floor Elevators. This is an erratic but extremely interesting double-LP compilation of IA oddities and rarities, much of it previously unreleased. The five Red Krayola demos (some of which would be re-recorded for their first LP) are prime acid folk, especially "Hurricane Fighter Plane," one of the closest American approximations of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd. The Chapparrals' "I Tried So Hard" is gutsy punk-pop, Thursday's Children's "A Part of You" is reminiscent of the mid-period Zombies, and the Emperors' "I Want My Woman" is growling garage punk. Side four is devoted entirely to 13th Floor Elevators/Roky Erickson rarities, including a beautiful acoustic version of "Splash I" and the rare single by Roky's pre-Elevators group the Spades. In this company, side three -- which has unexceptional straight blues material, including a song by Lightnin' Hopkins -- is a misfit, but psychedelic collectors will want the record for the rock material. ~ Richie Unterberger
Record Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he gnarly 'I Tried So Hard' by The Chapparrals and a mono mix of the magnificently orgiastic 'Fire Engine' by the Elevators."
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