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29th May '16 12:07:22 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Erickson maintains a strong [[CultClassic cult following]] and is considered an Austin icon on par with WillieNelson and Stevie Ray Vaughn despite not coming near either man's level of success. His solo career is highly influential in the Horror Rock genre, and counts members of bands like ZZTop and {{Music/REM}} as fans.

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Erickson maintains a strong [[CultClassic cult following]] and is considered an Austin icon on par with WillieNelson and Stevie Ray Vaughn despite not coming near either man's level of success. His solo career is highly influential in the Horror Rock genre, and counts members of bands like ZZTop Music/ZZTop and {{Music/REM}} as fans.
6th Mar '15 6:46:59 AM Patachou
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** On the other hand, there've been quite a few covers of their songs by AlternativeRock bands influenced by them. For example: "Reverberation (Doubt)" was covered by Music/TheJesusAndMaryChain, "Slip Inside This House" was covered (or CoveredUp?) by Music/PrimalScream, "Rollercoaster" got a Music/{{Spacemen 3}} version, Music/{{Television}} used to play "Fire Engine" live, and so on.

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** On the other hand, there've been quite a few covers of their songs by AlternativeRock bands influenced by them. For example: "Reverberation (Doubt)" was covered by Music/TheJesusAndMaryChain, "Slip Inside This House" was covered (or CoveredUp?) by Music/PrimalScream, Music/PrimalScream on their album ''Music/{{Screamadelica}}'', "Rollercoaster" got a Music/{{Spacemen 3}} version, Music/{{Television}} used to play "Fire Engine" live, and so on.
5th Jan '14 6:53:37 AM creekery
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Erickson maintains a strong [[CultClassic cult following]] and is considered an Austin icon on par with WillieNelson and StevieRayVaughn despite not coming near either man's level of success. His solo career is highly influential in the Horror Rock genre, and counts members of bands like ZZTop and {{Music/REM}} as fans.

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Erickson maintains a strong [[CultClassic cult following]] and is considered an Austin icon on par with WillieNelson and StevieRayVaughn Stevie Ray Vaughn despite not coming near either man's level of success. His solo career is highly influential in the Horror Rock genre, and counts members of bands like ZZTop and {{Music/REM}} as fans.
27th Dec '13 6:56:05 PM UmbraFractus
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Erickson maintains a strong [[CultClassic cult following]] and is considered an Austin icon on par with WillieNelson and StevieRayVaughn despite not coming near either man's level of success. His solo career is highly influential in the Horror Rock genre, and counts members of bands like ZZTop and {{Music/REM}} as fans.
23rd Sep '13 10:39:42 AM Quag15
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They released two albums in close succession, ''The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators'' and ''Easter Everywhere''. The first one yielded their only successful single and arguable SignatureSong, "You're Gonna Miss Me". However, the band disintegrated after they got busted by the Texas authorities for possession of drugs - Stacy went to prison, while Roky misguidedly pleaded insanity and landed in a state hospital for the criminally insane until 1973, and has struggled with mental issues ever since.

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They released two albums in close succession, ''The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators'' and ''Easter Everywhere''. The first one yielded their only successful single and arguable SignatureSong, "You're Gonna Miss Me". However, the band disintegrated after they got busted by the Texas authorities for possession of drugs - Stacy went to prison, while Roky misguidedly pleaded insanity and landed in a state hospital for the criminally insane until 1973, and has struggled with mental issues ever since.
since. Stacy was accidentally shot by his wife in 1978, while Tommy became a devout follower of Scientology in the same decade.
4th Jun '13 11:02:57 AM MarkLungo
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* NonAppearingTitle: "I Had to Tell You".
4th Jun '13 11:01:02 AM MarkLungo
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* CoverVersion: "You Don't Know How Young You Are" by Powell St. John, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" by Music/BobDylan, "Before You Accuse Me" by Bo Diddley, "I'm Gonna Love You Too" by Music/BuddyHolly and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" by Solomon Burke.

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* CoverVersion: "You Don't Know How Young You Are" by Powell St. John, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" by Music/BobDylan, "Before You Accuse Me" by Bo Diddley, Music/BoDiddley, "I'm Gonna Love You Too" by Music/BuddyHolly and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" by Solomon Burke.



* EpicRocking: "Slip Inside This House"
* WatchItStoned: Their entire philosophy.

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* EpicRocking: The eight-minute "Slip Inside This House"
* WatchItStoned: Their entire philosophy.
House".



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: For a band who made their reputation for riff-driven freakouts like "You're Gonna Miss Me", "Splash 1 (Now I'm Home)" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (to name just two) can come as a surprise.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: For a band who made their reputation for riff-driven freakouts like "You're Gonna Miss Me", lovely ballads like "Splash 1 (Now I'm Home)" Home)", "I Had to Tell You" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (to name just two) (among others) can come as a surprise.


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* WatchItStoned: Their entire philosophy.
14th Apr '13 10:23:13 AM JIKTV
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The 13th Floor Elevators were a band from Austin, Texas, who served as one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s and the {{Trope Namer}} for the genre of PsychedelicRock back in TheSixties.

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The 13th Floor Elevators were a band from Austin, Texas, who served as one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s and the {{Trope Namer}} [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] for the genre of PsychedelicRock back in TheSixties.



* CoverVersion: "You Don't Know How Young You Are" by Powell St. John, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" by BobDylan, "Before You Accuse Me" by Bo Diddley, "I'm Gonna Love You Too" by Music/BuddyHolly and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" by Solomon Burke.
** On the other hand, there've been quite a few covers of their songs by AlternativeRock bands influenced by them. For example: "Reverberation (Doubt)" was covered by TheJesusAndMaryChain, "Slip Inside This House" was covered (or CoveredUp?) by PrimalScream, "Rollercoaster" got a {{Spacemen 3}} version, Music/{{Television}} used to play "Fire Engine" live, and so on.

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* CoverVersion: "You Don't Know How Young You Are" by Powell St. John, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" by BobDylan, Music/BobDylan, "Before You Accuse Me" by Bo Diddley, "I'm Gonna Love You Too" by Music/BuddyHolly and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" by Solomon Burke.
** On the other hand, there've been quite a few covers of their songs by AlternativeRock bands influenced by them. For example: "Reverberation (Doubt)" was covered by TheJesusAndMaryChain, Music/TheJesusAndMaryChain, "Slip Inside This House" was covered (or CoveredUp?) by PrimalScream, Music/PrimalScream, "Rollercoaster" got a {{Spacemen Music/{{Spacemen 3}} version, Music/{{Television}} used to play "Fire Engine" live, and so on.
19th Dec '11 1:44:57 PM Routerie
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* EverythingsBetterOnDrugs: Their entire philosophy.

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* EverythingsBetterOnDrugs: WatchItStoned: Their entire philosophy.
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