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Roky Erickson & Okkervil River – Goodbye Sweet Dreams (2010)

Roky Erickson was a founding member and frontman of the wonderful 13th Floor Elevators – one of the classic 1960s psychedelic bands.

He was subject to several bouts of involuntary electroconvulsive therapy following one occasion where he “started speaking nonsense ….” and a second when he ended up in a hospital for the Criminally Insane after pleading not guilty to the possession of marijuana on the grounds of insanity …

A sobering lesson for all of us on the dangers of speaking nonsense.

Roky has released a number of solo LPs over the last 30 years and then teamed up last year with Okkervil River who acted as his backing band. Superb track from the “True Love Cast Out All Evil” LP.

LP version then a very rough solo acoustic version from the superb “You’re Gonna Miss Me” documentary.

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