Many great tracks here, one of the best cover albums in a long time for me, now with all tracks listenable I could not resist to buy the colored variant too... will now be soon gone again?
Favorite track: Earthquake.
From Third Eye Stimuli Records and producer Dan Frizza, it's an honour to bring you a very special tribute compilation and non-for-profit release...
WE'RE GONNA MISS YOU: An Aussie Tribute to Roky Erickson & The 13th Floor Elevators
This non-for-profit compilation is to be released exclusively via Third Eye Stimuli Records (out digitally Dec 18th & on vinyl Jan 15th, 2021), with all proceeds going to Support Act and Black Dog Institute. The funds will contribute to a range of initiatives, from Support Act’s COVID-19 relief fund and mental health helpline, through to research in suicide prevention and developing education programs in mental health at Black Dog Institute.
Roger ‘Roky’ Erickson is often heralded as one of the most influential psychedelic musicians that ever lived. Despite leaving his earthly incarnation just last year, echoes of his creations, particularly his work with 60’s Austin rockers The 13th Floor Elevators, are certainly alive and well today.
His story wasn’t without its darker shades. Caught between a revolution, the correctional system and his own battles with mental health, Roky spent years subject to electrotherapy and the debilitating side effects of treatment drugs like thorazine, before his creative spirit (alongside help from the very musicians he influenced) summoned him back to the stage.
Paying homage to Roky, his resilience and his contribution to modern music, eleven artists from the Australian music community have united to produce an iconic tribute album, all in the name of raising much needed funds for mental health. Introducing... We’re Gonna Miss You: An Aussie Tribute to Roky Erickson & The 13th Floor Elevators.
Sydney-based producer Dan Frizza approached Rick Snowden and Josh White from Third Eye Stimuli Records during 2019 and together, they carefully curated a slew of exciting rock acts including Rosa Maria, Buried Feather, Turtle Skull, The Jim Mitchells, Jak Housden (The Whitlams), Misty Lanes, Luke Spook, Pseudo Mind Hive, Charlie Gradon, The Flamingo Jones and Joe Ghatt (NZ).
released December 18, 2020
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand) and their connections to land, sea and community with which this music was recorded and made within. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori people.
Thank you for your support. All proceeds donated to the Black Dog Institute & Support Act. Through purchasing this album you have helped make a difference to someone else in need.
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So I've ditched YT in my search for dope jams. I've wishlisted a few bands, but Monoliths by Turtle Skull? Yeah this was the one album I gave a full listen knowing the entire time I was purchasing. In fact I would have bought it after "leaves" but I kept saying to myself "listen to the next track", and I was NOT let down. I've been listening to a lot of stoner/sludge/psych, but HOT DAMN Turtle Skull kicks so much ass! Def give these dudes a listen, they're so GROOVY! groovybfg