Roky Erickson - Don't Slander Me
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. Don't Slander Me 2. Haunt 3. Crazy Crazy Mama 4. Nothing In Return 5. Burn The Flames 6. Bermuda 7. You Drive Me Crazy 8. Can't Be Brought Down 9. Starry Eyes 10. Damn Thing Roky Erickson was founding member and lead singer of psychedelic band, Texas’ infamous Thirteenth Floor Elevators. Erickson explored the far reaches of musical and personal extremes. Following a nightmarish '70s mental-hospital stint that had a devastating long-term effect on his mental health, Erickson's subsequent solo work with his group The Aliens revealed a singularly brilliant songwriter and performer whose talent was no less impressive for the fact that he was singing about zombies, vampires and aliens. The demons that abound in Roky's songs are all-too-real reflections of his own troubled psyche, and the combination of the artist's oddly poetic lyrical constructions and his bracing banshee wail makes it clear, as it wasn't always, that he's not kidding! Don’t Slander Me, Recorded during the new wave era, is a rock and roll album, and quite a good one, but it was out of step with the era and found little commercial success. Although the Elevators never sounded particularly "Texan," the Lone Star State is stamped all over Don't Slander Me, particularly the hard-rocking title track and Buddy Holly-influenced "You Drive Me Crazy."