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The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators

The 13th Floor Elevators

1966

The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators

Album Summary

The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators is the debut studio album by the 13th Floor Elevators. The album's sound, featuring elements of psychedelia, hard rock, garage rock, folk, and blues, is notable for its use of the electric jug, as featured on the band's only hit, "You're Gonna Miss Me", which reached number 55 on the Billboard Charts with "Tried to Hide" as a B-side. Another single from the album, "Reverberation (Doubt)", reached number 129 on the Billboard's Bubbling Under Chart.

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Rating

3.04

Votes

4657

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

Brilliant from start to finish - exactly what I joined this list for. An absolute gem that i’d have never otherwise known about.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

Pretty solid psychedelic rock. Surprised I’ve never heard of the band before.

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Thu May 12 2022
5

beautiful album - 10/10 I’m a slut for acid rock

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Wed Oct 06 2021
3

Very samey, hated that sound effect they used on most songs.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

La conception de cet album s'est faite dans des conditions extrêmement particulières, c'est pourquoi je le note avec indulgence. Les 13th Floor Elevators choisissent en 1966 le studio du douzième étage (13th Floor aux USA) d'un immeuble pour l'enregistrer. Après avoir installé la batterie, les membres repartent chercher les autres instruments sans remarquer que la fenêtre est ouverte. Problème : l'immeuble en question est encerclé par des conifères habités de pygargues à tête blanche. Une branche voit d'ailleurs son extrémité s'arrêter juste sous la fenêtre en question. À leur retour, les musiciens ne remarquent rien de particulier et commencent la session d'enregistrement. Très rapidement, des petits crissements se font entendre. Le chanteur et le guitariste se retournent alors vers le batteur qui ne semble pas comprendre d'où peut provenir le bruit. Ce dernier continue donc de tambouriner sur sa grosse caisse. Quelques minutes plus tard, il sursaute en apercevant les gros yeux blancs d'un pygargue le fixer. L'animal est coincé dans la caisse qu'il est en train de castagner. Il prévient alors les autres avec un jeu de regard, et, tout en continuant l'enregistrement de l'album, se lancent dans une opération de sauvetage de l'animal. ♫ But what's gonna stop me, baby ? ♫ chante le leader tout en se saisissant d'un sécateur. ♫ Am / Dm / Am / Em ♫ joue le guitariste au moment de jeter des graines à l'animal. ♫ BAM ! BAM ! BAM ! BAMMM ! ♫ continue de bourriner le batteur pour les besoins de l'enregistrement et au grand dam de l'oiseau. Une dizaine de morceaux plus tard, une brèche est ouverte dans la grosse caisse et l'on entend le "FLAFLAFLAflaflafla...." du piaf qui s'en va retrouver sa liberté, merveilleusement capté par l'outro de l'album.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
2

Cet album a été enregistré dans des conditions exécrables. En effet, un volatile est venu se glisser dans la caisse claire du batteur du groupe. Ceci va complétement venir gâcher la prestation proposée sur cet album. Dans la première partie de l'album, les différents membres du groupe vont venir tenter d'amadouer le volatile, à l'aide de différents appâts. Le volatile répondra par de nombreux cris et gloussement, mais ne se décidera pas à sortir de sa cachette. Dans la seconde partie de l'album, le batteur tenta d'utiliser ses baguettes afin de doucement pousser le volatile vers la sortie de la caisse, mais là aussi, tout ce qui sera obtenu sera des cris et gloussements de la part du volatile. Enfin, la troisième et dernière partie montre un groupe résigné à accepter la présence du volatile, qui fait désormais partie intégrante du groupe et de leur enregistrement musical, pour le plus grand bonheur de tous les ornithologues.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
1

Utter crap. Hate the jug sound

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Mon Feb 08 2021
5

That amplified jug is wild

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Awesome. Can't believe I never heard about this band.

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Mon Sep 06 2021
5

Really cool psych surf garage gem from 1966, almost an entire year before the psychedelic era of rock was in full swing. The sound is here and the instrumentation is spot on, with some of the lyrical cadence reminding me a bit of Zappa’s first album from this year “Freak Out”. I would definitely consider this essential listening- glad I finally got to hear it beyond “You’re gonna miss me”. Go enjoy!

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Wed Feb 02 2022
5

didn't know an electric jug existed before this. I can tell this record was really innovative and I enjoyed it a lot.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
5

So good. Plenty of that dirty 60's sound, strong vocals, and amplified jug. Roller Coaster is my favorite of the album.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
5

Feral for 1965. Texas menace with amplified jug. Some hate Roky's vocals, but they are philistines.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
5

This is great. Greasy, salty surf punk that rolls right over you like a California breaker. Them with Dick Dale on lead guitar.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
5

Wantlist

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Thu Sep 29 2022
5

Prefs : You're Gonna Miss Me, Roller Coaster, Splash 1 (Now I'm Home), Reverberation (Doubt), Fire Engine, You Don't Know, Kingdom of Heaven, Monkey Island, Tried to Hide Moins pref: Don't Fall Down (still good)

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

Any album with an electric jug is at minimum a 4.4 and then they make the rest up with fantastic songwriting. There’s only 1 mediocre song on the whole album (Monkey Island) everything else are classics. I just wished they hadn’t called it psychedelic cause it’s not really. The album has more in common with stoner/ garage/ punk rock than it does psychedelic music. Although it was released in 1966, the same year Tomorrow Never Knows came out, so was there at the very start of the psychedelic movement. I’d forgotten about the sound-quality which is a shame. It sounds cheaply produced with the sounds muffled and distant. But I LOVE this album. All the songs sound different and exciting, the songwriting is excellent and there was nothing like this in 1966. Maybe my favourite album cover of all time too. 5 stars.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
4

Not as trippy as expected, but still good!

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Thu Feb 04 2021
4

Groovy

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

Este disco es una FUMADOTOTOTOTOTA que imagino está aquí por ser un magnífico exponente del "rock ácido" Pero el disco me agradó bastante y con gusto lo volvería a escuchar. Agregué una canción a mi lista: "Tried to hide", que por cierto me recordó al estilo de “Bad Boy” de los Beatles, y no creo que sea coincidencia.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

Beyond unique, too canoncial for less than 4 stars but a little too loose and sloppy for 5.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

This feels so authentic to the era it’s paying homage to that i thought it actually belonged to it. A lot of Mick Jagger inspired vocals.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

La pura psicodelia de los 60s. Debo aceptar que los sonidos vocales en forma de instrumento (tucutucutú) son extraños al principio pero si te logras acostumbrar, quedan perfecto en el viaje de esta banda. Songs: Reverberation, Fire Engine, Monkey Island, Tried to hide

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Wed May 05 2021
4

really enjoyed this album

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

Recordando un poco a Moby Grape, los Doors y a Hendrix como los puntos psicodélicos que han tocado hasta ahora creo a mi gusto este es el mejor. Tienen un punto muy interesante de psicodélico pero con un sonido mucho más crudo, con una guitarra que va más fuerte, una voz que puede dejarse llevar a gritar realmente con desaire y un botellón que extrañamente persiste durante todo el disco pero que, aunque pudiera llegar a ser cansado, da cierto sentido de taladrado en la cabeza y que simplemente tengo que aceptar, me da hasta gracia las agallas de dejarlo en el mismo ritmo canción tras canción. Las letras dentro de lo esperable en su imaginario lleno de LSD se me hacen mucho mejor escritas que por ejemplo cualquier cosa de Morrison, mucho más sinceras y aterrizadas. No llega a 5 porque aunque a mí se me hace simpatico creo que el botellón puede trabajar en su contra y porque no es tampoco un género que pueda escuchar una y otra vez; a pesar de eso se me hace de los mejores grupos (a pesar de que tienen creo solo 2 o 3 discos y duraron un par de años) en rock psicodélico, incluso a mi gusto pudiendo llegar casi saltándose un paso a ser también rock ácido.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

I like these guys - heard them for the first time years ago when watching that Foo Fighters documentary that tracked roots of music.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Cool psychedelic rock. Awesome that this was the first!

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Enjoyed a lot-wasn’t as “Trippy” as I was expecting. Good vocals. Got some Jefferson Airplane vibes

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Fri May 14 2021
4

Pretty cool to listen to the one of if not the first psychedelic Rock records. I like it. What is that wobbly sound, is that the electric jug?

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Wed Jul 21 2021
4

Super fun, trippy, and creative psychedelic rock album! I love this sound from the '60's!!

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Really good example of 60s psychadelic pop

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

A very 60s album, and a good listen overall. Definitely a band who's discography I expect to listen to more. Forgot to record favorite/least favorite songs.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Najs

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

Classic weird psychedelic rock. Some of it rocks, some of it wallows, some of it is just plain strange. A favorite, for sure.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
4

enjoyed this much more than I thought I would

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Thu Dec 23 2021
4

Strong Animals vibe out of this one for me, minus Eric Burdon perhaps. Interesting sounds along with that standard 60’s guitar. Will listen again.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

This would make an excellent soundtrack for a 1960's movie. Some really good riffs

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

I love 60s music, and this is quite enjoyable.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

When I read the band had conducted sly sheepish LSD trips during recording, a lot started to make sense. I didn’t mind it at all. That weird noise throughout is someone making noises into an old jug…

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Thu May 05 2022
4

Menoo oli. Nopeita ja lyhyitä, puhutteli mua tämä levy. Loistava

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Mon May 16 2022
4

Edgy for the time

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Thu May 19 2022
4

Nothing else on the album approaches the brilliance of You're Gonna Miss Me; a potent blast of guitar rock gold. The rest of the album stakes the bands claim as the FIRST psychedelic rock band with the amplified jug playing giving them a totally unique and somewhat spacey, ethereal sound. A fine album that all should hear at least if you have even a passing interest in 60s guitar rock. 4 🌟

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Fri Jun 17 2022
4

Not sure what I was expecting, but this is excellent. Jefferson Airplane and the Moody Blues had a trippy kid.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

Still undecided on the Electric Jug but a cut above for intensity and passion

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Sun Jul 03 2022
4

"You're Gonna Miss Me" is a great leadoff track and it absolutely belongs on "Nuggets." It might even be the best song on that whole compilation. If you like that kind of psych garage music (I do too) then you'll dig this. The rest is more of the same but not as amazing I guess. Put this on at a party and you're good to go. 3 1/2 stars rounded up to 4.

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Sun Jul 10 2022
4

Some psychedelia, I'd imagine.. "You're gonna miss me when I'm gone" does some really interesting things. The unique sound of what some research tells me is known as an electric jug adds some weirdness and otherworldliness to the track that works really well. Onto the second track and there's a total reframing of the music, like they drop a cog and hammer down the accelerator, changing lanes and blasting past the caravan they'd been stuck behind for four miles. Track three - splash 1 - is a bit of a let down - too slow and not really in keeping with the album. Reverberation picks the pace back up again. I think the age of the recording might be a factor here - but the bass sounds muddy somehow. It could be a production choice, but it just doesn't quite fit. Overall, this is a great album - pioneering, but immediately placed to its time. It should be 4 tracks shorter, but overall I enjoyed it.

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Sun Jul 10 2022
4

Garage classic!

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Must've been a huge influence on The Brian Jonestown Massacre, they sound just like the 13FEs. This preformed really well as a break from the other stuff I've been listening to. Though I wouldn't be able to sit through this again without dropping acid and frolicking naked in a wheat field at sunrise.

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Thu Jul 28 2022
4

Enjoyed this album a lot!

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Landmark psychedelic rock album.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

Great album, love the sound and energy.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

I’ll need to listen to this again

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

Listened to the half of the songs. Went too repetitive at the end (I see people mentioning electric jug in the comment, I guess that was the sound that annoyed me). But it was worth listening too this. Will keep it in my playlist

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

How in the world did I never hear about these guys before now? Read a bit into them and learned they are credited with creating psychedelic rock, and were an influence on many different artists. Giving this 3 stars for the music. Just not one of my favorite genres of music. I'm giving a bonus star, though, because of the influence they had on other musicians.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Always love this era of psychedelia, and what these guys may lack in pure songwriting like the Beatles or the Byrds, they make up for with raw grit. Cool stuff.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
4

Well this was a really cool discovery. Nice blend of melodic tunes balanced well with some grit and trippiness. Sounds bit dated sure, but for 1966 very much ahead of it's time, and certainly predates many similar sounding yet much higher acclaimed artists.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Creative and pretty funky to listen to loved there best songs but some ar e a little too experimental for me

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Really great, enjoyable psych rock. I’d never heard of this but would absolutely revisit it.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Peak '60s. This is the music my parents got high to while my grandparents downstairs worried about the fate of the next generation. I love it even if the \"electric jug\" is waaaaay overused.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Electric jug. Freak it.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

helt kova

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

A very important album for rock music and also holds up very well. R.I.P. Roky Erickson

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

1 gram av Schwag tack!

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Sun Oct 09 2022
4

So that’s what an electric jug sounds like. I think this stood out as a bit more out there than some of the other seminal psychedelic rock albums I’ve heard so far, which made it more interesting. 7/10

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

I'm a sucker for Psychedelic Rock. Čuo sam za njih tek kada sam čitao knjigu o bendovima koji su napravili promjene u glazbi, ali nisu okusili slavu. O svakom bendu po nešto, i eto bio je i ovaj bend - zajedno sa dosta njih i drago mi je što sam posudio tu knjigu. Nažalost ne znam više kako se zvala, ali je bilo nešto što ja volim.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

Jako ekscentričan album

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

One of the greatest garage rock albums of all time, as is Easter Everywhere, you could include either. This has more straightforward bangers on it than EE but that Dylan cover... Man. The debut probably loses a bit of steam towards the end. Adore Splash 1, and Don't Fall Down, both of which show they had more about them than freakouts and playing a jug. What the authorities did to Roky and the band is a disgrace.

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Sun May 09 2021
3

Interesting album with a lot of Energy. Television has a cool cover of Fire Engine. Didnt blow me away, but still pretty interesting. Very raw.

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Mon Oct 05 2020
3

Pretty basic but interesting how old this album is

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Wed Jun 09 2021
3

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Fri May 07 2021
3

I've never heard of this group or the album. It has the psychedelic rock sound. Apparently one of the first bands to use that term.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

Pretty solid background music.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

3.5 - No tenía idea de que existían The Elevators o su electric jug. Fuera de que abusan de ese sonido poniéndolo en todas las canciones, me pareció un rock psicodélico muy a gusto y en particular me agradó 'Fire Engine'

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

I like this album a lot. I have been into the psychedelic rock lately.

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Wed May 26 2021
3

La pregunta es: el mareo que provoca escuchar este disco habrá sido intencional?

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Wed Apr 07 2021
3

The music is not great but, man, do I want to party with these guys!!

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Sun Jun 06 2021
3

Pretty sick. Not as good as Easter Everywhere. 6/10

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Mon Mar 01 2021
3

I had a big psychedelic rock phase late in college/right after. The singles are good, the album mostly forgettable. Blends together.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
3

Early (Wikipedia says possibly the first) psychedelic rock music. It's certainly solid, but I feel like it's on the list more for historical significance than for being a great album.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Trop psychedelique à mon goût.

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Sat May 29 2021
3

Un bon album psychedelic et meme vant les tounes de pink floyd en 1966. J’ai aime le style. 3.25

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Wed Mar 24 2021
3

Doidera demais pro meu gosto

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

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Mon Jul 05 2021
3

Het is best wel goed maar ik vind het niet erg bijzonder

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

Have always thought this was good background music. Some high points, but it all blends together after a bit.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

A fun freak out album. Nice and garagey, psychedelic. Most prodigious use of the Brazilian thing that sounds like someone inhaling and exhaling fast—and at first it was charming then became annoying. I wonder if it’s supposed to be less prevalent on the mix and new headphones pick it up? I loved this album at first, then found it one note and almost annoying. 3

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

Hear the Texas. Hear the the garage walls. Hear the ELECTRIC JUG. This album would still be good jugless, but with that chaotic, quadruple-timing whoop-whooper in the mix this thing goes next level. The entire album feels urgent, almost panicked, like a bad LSD trip. Like Roky had paranoid dreams of a twister about to touch down. The jug will save you, Roky. B+

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Fri May 07 2021
3

Geen uitblinker van een album, maar vond het wel oké

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Fri Feb 19 2021
3

Was really weird

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Wed Mar 10 2021
3

Like it's okay, but on the other hand very forgetable.

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Tue May 04 2021
3

reverby wall of sound

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Sun Jul 11 2021
3

Another album that's not bad but I don't understand why it's on this list

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Just looked at the track list....wow this is a long album lol. Really cool sounds tbh. Not for me, but I can appreciate what it is.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

I liked it more than most psychedelic rock.

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Thu May 13 2021
3

mad

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Wed May 19 2021
3

I recognize that in 1966 this was wild. Sounds a few years early. The surf rock riff on a psych album blew my mind

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Sun May 23 2021
3

Lyssningen genomfördes i bilen i samband med Davids flytt så fokus var kanske inte genomgående 100% på musiken. Men med det sagt så började den med att ge ett svagt intryck. Musiken kändes inte dålig per se, men mer tråkig kanske? Ju längre jag lyssnade desto bättre blev det dock, det var många fina små gitarr-riff som uppskattas. Det fanns även en del likheter med ett band jag håller väldigt högt, the Beatles. Bäst: "Fire engine"

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Fri Jun 18 2021
3

Well thecfirst song; You're gonna miss me is FANTASTIC. 2nd song way more psychedelic (I wonder what that burbling sound is...could be a guitar effect, maybe even a human voice...sounds cool though). Some great songs here and I love all the covers. It started out as a 3 star, especially the first song and Splash 1. By the ninth or tenth it was down to 2 🌟, then came 4 straight covers, all excellent. Back up to 3 stars and could get close to 4 with more listens. 3 🌟

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Wed Jun 23 2021
3

Fun listen. It wouldn't be on my must-play list, but I'd give it a spin on occasion.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
3

Would listen again

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Thu Jul 29 2021
3

Kinda felt meh. Interesting listen, but nothing really stood out. Sounded more like experimental surfer rock than psychedelic rock. More than likely will not be a repeat listen.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
3

27th August 2021 Listened whilst getting ready for a weekend away camping with sav and Sally. Really enjoyed this, it has the 60s written all through it even to the point where you can hear the darker undertones to it as well.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
3

Srogie piguly wylosowalo, nie bylo sluchane, bo takiego dzwieku nie da sie raczej z nicym pomylic, jak sam tytul sugeruje album jest mocno psychodelicznym brzmieniem bandy znanej jako the 13th floor elevators, wiec chlopaki wysoko lataja, kontent liryczny zaserwowany na plycie jest dosc klasycznym stonerskim bajdurzeniem na tematy wszelakie, percepcja, jej brak, konektowanie, teksty pisane przez wokaliste i operatora gitarki rytmicznej rokiego ericsona, ciekawa kombinacja imieniowo nazwiskowa, reszta bandy to niby klasyk, bo basy dwa, na roznych trakach zmieniaja sie grajacy na nim, gitarka, dumowa perkusja, ale jest to cos co nadaje unikalnego charakteru tego materialowi, mianowicie, elektryczna flaszka, z anglinskiego electric jug, o ile jugi sa jeszcze jakos wykorzystywane w muzyce i w latach 20 nawet byly bandy jugowe, tak elektryczny jug to swojego rodzaju unikat grany tutaj przez tommiego halla, jeden instrument, ktory nawet nie jest w centrum uwagi nadaje charakteru calemu materialowi, bo takiego dzwieku jeszcze nie znalem, a najblizej mu do synthowych klawiszy, ale nie do konca, bo jego dzwiek ma dziwny ksztalt, wiec to z pewnoscia zapamietam najbardziej z tej plyty, bo jesli chodzi o pozostale aspekty to pomimo roznorodnosci brzmienia, bo z poczatku brzmia bardzo garazowo, gdyby nie harmonijka pana ericksona, przechodza z rokowania, na bardziej folkowe brzmienie, zeby zaraz uderzuc na bluesa, wiec material nie jest nudny, czasowo rowniez to dobry cut, bo 34 minuty na 11 trakach, ale brakuje tu dedykacji do jednego stylu, chociaz to jest debiutancki epek bandy, wiec ciekawe tez w ktora strone ruszyli w dalszej dzialanosci, no i czy jug pozostal, bo robi robote, przynajmniej jako cos co wyroznia bande, na plejke wrzuce najbardziej hitowo sprzedany trak zespolu, otwierajacy plyte w garazowym stylu you are gonna miss me oraz monke island

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

Rock psicodélico sesentero un tanto soso.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

Crazy and weird but fun and rocks pretty hard. Twangy surf guitar, 60s ginger baker style overdrumming, and that electric jug thing adds a whole level of frenetic energy.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

Weird, but never quite reaches high weirdness. It's all a bit normal-weird. More jug please. The mono recording seems better, actually, but the stereo track order has a monster of a closer.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
3

weird

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Mon Oct 25 2021
3

A fun listen, albeit I found it starting to drag a bit in the second half.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
3

Wasn’t too bad kinda funky.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
3

This album is so damn 60s. It's got that Mamas & Papas chord picking folk sound mixed with that Rolling Stones distorted blues vibes all rolled up into a frantic cyclonic trip.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
3

Good stuff, fun listen!

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Thu Nov 25 2021
3

It was ok, enjoyed the more surfery ones, and I've now learned all about the electric jug.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
3

6/10

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Sun Dec 05 2021
3

Some Doors, some Jefferson Airplane... I had never heard of these guys but their influence on the late 60s is pretty obvious.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
3

1st song,you're gonna miss me, cool 60s sound. Weird sounding instrument in most songs.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
3

Fine but nothing special.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
3

it's an album

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

I should like this more as I like some similar stuff but I couldn't really get into it. A lot of the background psychedelic noises were cool I just wanted more of it

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Thu Dec 30 2021
3

I recognise the album cover but never listened to this band before. Due to the name I was going into this hoping it would be way more Psychedelic! It was pretty good though and I'd give it another shot sometime.

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Sun Jan 09 2022
3

Very psychedelic, very 60s. Enjoyable, although not sure it needed (at least) two versions of each song!

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

Not bad. It has a 60s style but it sounded nice. No recognized songs

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

Love this one

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Mon Mar 14 2022
3

There's a reason the electric jug never took off as a featured instrument in popular music. Similar to why the wishbone offense never lasted in football. It might have worked at the collegiate level, but only if you had extremely skilled position players, and even then success was sporadic. That shit never flew in the pro game. The electric jug and the wishbone offense got old really fast. Shoutout to the opening of "High Fidelity". Bumping this score up a notch just for reminding me of that movie.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

The album cover would suggest Psychedelic even if the album title didn't. Hopefully that is what we'll be getting, some nice heavy 60's grooves. Yup! First song, You're Gonna Miss Me, immediately reminds me of Van Morrison belting out G-L-O-R-I-A, but like with some extra lava lamp in the background, which is all good with me. A promising start. Several songs in the blooping is starting to get tiresome. But even with that it is still firmly rooted in its 60's sound. Oh wait. I'm listening to a remaster. This isn't a 2010 band trying (and very much succeeding) in trying to sound like a 60's band. It *is* a 60's band. Right. Well, that's a little less fun. Monkey Island evokes the Animals "We Gotta Get Outta This Place" but weirder. Actually, a lot of the songs are like that. They sound a lot like other bands of the day but with more jug. Roller Coaster, which sounds like Jefferson Airplane meets The Doors, predates both White Rabbit and The End, so credit where credit is due on that. Did I need to hear this before I died? I think yes, the jug situation was worth hearing. Favorite song is definitely the first track, You're Gonna Miss Me. Overall the album is fine but kind of dragged through the middle. An album all as good as Miss Me would get 4, all Monkey Island would get 2. So my choice is obvious.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
3

So strange and so recognizable...I liked it, but it's not anything so special. Maybe another day I'll give it another try just to check.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
3

Nice psychedelic sound but a bit meh

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Wed Apr 13 2022
3

very 60's. i like it

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

Groovy. That fits right in my bag, baby! (well kind of) Not sure what the bubbly sound is throughout the album, but not a fan. All said and done, I think several of these tracks could be deconstructed to yield some cool songs. 2.8/3

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Fri Apr 15 2022
3

60’er psykedelisk garagerock, råt, stadig melodisk, jug-lyde

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Wed Apr 27 2022
3

Cool album

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Wed May 11 2022
3

It was a pretty cool find.

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Sun May 15 2022
3

Dat viel me niet tegen

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Wed May 18 2022
3

Not my thing, but not horrible

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Wed May 18 2022
3

Not bad

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Thu May 26 2022
3

Blueprint for a lot of psychedelic albums. As it stands, it’s much more garage rock than anything else. And that’s OK. (6/10) FT: The Kingdom of Heaven (Is Within You), Roller Coaster

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

Exactly what you'd expect. Rock and roll with a psychedelic twist. Worth a listen.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
3

Fair

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Thu Jun 30 2022
3

Rock. Psicodélico.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

The 13th Floor Elevators were truly on the leading edge of psychedelic rock, but those who followed and likely took inspiration from them just did it better. I would have been interested to hear Big Brother and the Holding Company perform these songs, with tighter instrumentation (even in the context of psychedelic rock's loose style) and Janis Joplin's vocals. As it was, I give them credit for pioneers of the sound but can't really recommend it or want to go back to it.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
3

not really my type of music, but i didn’t hate it.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
3

Darkly weird and intense garage/psychedelic rock. The quality level is a bit uneven from song to song, but it's still pretty great. Highly innovative and memorable. Fave Songs: You're Gonna Miss Me, Roller Coaster, Thru the Rhythm, Splash 1 (Now I'm Home), You Don't Know

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Wed Aug 17 2022
3

yes, I would like to hear this again.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
3

Virtuosic electric jug playing

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

not bad, not that great either

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

I think I didn't like it because these extended versions are so boring for someone that is not already a fan. I'm sure I would enjoy more the original album.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

psych surf rock, not my fav.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

Love the innovative use of the electric jug. Less convinced by Roky's voice.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Monkees on Acid.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Enjoyable psychedelia. It was a little rawer, but it also led to being a little too noisy and busy for regular listening to me.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Enjoyable 60’s psychedelic album, would listen again

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Thu Sep 22 2022
3

Quite a bit better than i expected. Enough strong garage rock tracks, good beat, straightforward guitars, with a raw energy. You're Gonna Miss Me, Splash 1 and Kingdom of Heaven were really good.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
3

Not nearly as psychedelic as I thought it would be! But given how 13th floors don't exist... well, this album doesn't exist?

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

You’re gonna miss me is an absolute TUNE - I enjoyed some of the tracks but others hurt my ears a bit. I’m going with 3 because there are some really good songs and I like the general sound. The lead singers voice I like a lot too

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Mon Oct 03 2022
3

Interesting. I preferred Easter.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

Perfectly fine bit of psychedelica. Made for a pleasant background for my train ride without ever really standing out

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

Fun album - quintessentially 60s I could’ve gone for a bit more 'psychedelic' - but I'm sure at the time it was pretty out-there. Great album art work.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

It sounds quite quaint now although it must have sounded outlandish at the time when British bands were still wearing matching suits and folk rock was huge. Terribly recorded and the songs don’t stand up that well but I did enjoy bits of it (although that weird noise they put in a load of the tracks gets very annoying quickly).

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

A sound to match the artwork. A bit samey all the way through and I think that “you had to be there, man” to get the full hit. But the jam session, psychedelic vibe is a lovely place to escape to.

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Sun Oct 09 2022
3

6/10. Pretty good, and I can definitely hear how this was influential

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Sun Oct 16 2022
3

I love, absolutely love the first track...You're gonna Miss Me. I also figured that since I don't really know them and love this song, that the rest wasn't going to be quite up there on the same bar. I was correct. Still, some good stuff and this classic track. 3 stars.

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Sun Oct 16 2022
3

This is the psychedelia I like. Fuzztones for miles and microphones pushed to the breaking point. You're Gonna Miss Me is the sound of the late 60s for me.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
3

PLAY THAT FUCKIN' JUG.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
3

Meh.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
3

Caught my attention right away and I enjoyed it. However, it dragged on with similar-sounding songs. I think I’d like this band best in short spurts.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
2

60s-era psychedelic rock, sounds like the Doors again a little.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
2

2.5

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

ok

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

Muy psicodélico pero lo que no me gustó fue el exceso de tucutucutucutucutu en todas las canciones, quién les dijo que eso estaba en onda?

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Wed Mar 03 2021
2

It moved back and forth between interesting and odd

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Thu Jun 10 2021
2

It’s ok.

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Thu Apr 15 2021
2

psychedelic pop

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Wed May 26 2021
2

...

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Thu Feb 25 2021
2

Odd. Not my favorite.

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Wed May 26 2021
2

Ni me di cuenta como iba pasando

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Fri Feb 19 2021
2

reencuentro

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Sun Feb 14 2021
2

You are gonna miss me, and psicodelic circus

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Fri Apr 02 2021
2

2.7 - Wanted to like this but the recording even after a remaster sounds grimy. No real standout tracks. To me there isn’t that much to distinguish this as a psychedelic record.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
2

annoying psychedelic rock with grating vocals and an overreliance on this electric jug thing that drives me nuts. 2/5

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Fri May 07 2021
2

back at the chicken shack leek meer op liftmuziek dan dit. Niet helemaal overtuigd.

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Sun Jul 04 2021
2

Fine - but sounded exactly how I thought it would sound. No hooks really. Not for me.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
2

You can hear the influence of albums like this in all kinds of media when they're trying to communicate someone is on a drug trip. The sound is very big and messy, largely because of the heavy reverb. Also, there's a backing track throughout the album that I really don't like the sound of, it's a synth maybe? Hopping back and forth between notes like somebody messing with their zipper. Irked me.

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Tue May 25 2021
2

I have never heard of the artist or any of the music. There was this strange wibble-wobble noise that found its way into the background of ¿half? of the tracks. I think I like some psychodelic music, but the first listen of this album came up with 2 stars.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
2

The electric jug was cool for a couple of songs but gets a little irritating the more I hear it. Would of liked it more as an accent than warbling through entire songs.

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Wed May 19 2021
2

I can't hear you speak up son

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Fri Jun 25 2021
2

It’s a pretty generic 60s album. Has its rock and psychedelic moments but there’s nothing that really stands out. It’s a long album and feels like it. Overall it’s meh. 5.1/10

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Mon May 31 2021
2

Too loud

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Wed Aug 04 2021
2

Sounds like pretty basic psychedelic rock from the 60s.

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Tue Aug 10 2021
2

Perhaps a bit forgettable in a sea of similarly "out-there" releases.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
2

To be quite honest, I just wasn’t in the mood to listen to this. It’s not the worst thing I’ve ever heard, but it just didn’t strike my fancy. So I only listened to a few songs before turning it off.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
2

Normally I can dig classic garage rock, and I've been known to enjoy some psychedelic rock, but this combination of the two just did not click for me.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
2

As far aw psychadelic rock goes this is quite mild but not bad. Howeve the spund quality degrades the experience.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

I find the bubbling of the electric jug distracting. Easy to see how these guys were influencial founders of the psychedelic rock scene.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

It was fine. A lot of songs started to blend together. Could be a symptom of production at the time, but it was fine. Favourite Tracks: it was fine.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
2

It was ok considering it was psychedelic

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Sun Jan 02 2022
2

I liked the album but the constant distortion effect present on most tracks gave me a headache.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
2

One of the first bands to use the term psychedelic rock - if you couldn't tell by the colourful trip-inducing album cover. The use of the "hillbilly" jug as a sound is thankfully not too prominent and blends in quite well. Overall, a good psych rock album, although there weren't too many standouts. Best: You're Gonna Miss Me Worst: Don't Fall Down 2.5 Stars Note: Spotify had the 2008 Remaster Edition, but I only listened to the original tracks

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Sun Feb 06 2022
2

boring, too much, not fun, dont like it

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Wed Feb 16 2022
2

This list is giving me psychedelic rock exhaustion 😩

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Sun Mar 20 2022
2

I didn't enjoy this as much as I hoped I might. All felt quite samey. I often am disappointed that psychedelic is often just code for "a bit shit". "The music doesn't have to be good because it psychadelic man!"

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Fri Apr 15 2022
2

det var ok

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