I didn’t nearly do a cry when I first heard this.
Whilst I was already a big fan of 13th Floor Elevators biggest hit, ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’, a friend turned me on to this tune recently. It’s cracking. It’s especially poignant when you consider the battles that frontman Roky Erickson has since had with schizophrenia.
He’s still writing great tunes though and his last album ‘True Love Cast Out All Evil’ (which featured Okkervil River as his backing band) is definitely worth a listen.