13th Floor Elevators
460 Shouts - 4,055,007 Scrobbles
Hailing from Austin, Texas, the members of 13th Floor Elevators were one of the first artists to describe their music as psychedelic. Their lyrics and sleeve notes openly and religiously endorsed the use of drugs (particularly lsd) to alter human consciousness for the better. The band rattled to the middle of the Hot 100 in 1966 with You're Gonna Miss Me, anchored by Roky Erickson's unforgettable yelping vocals, Stacy Sutherland's guitar, and Tommy Hall's electric jug runs. According to myth, Tommy's jug was tuned by the amount of marijuana stored in it.
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Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- You're Gonna Miss Me - (3:17) - 14,157 plays
- Roller Coaster - (5:03) - 5,524 plays
- Kingdom of Heaven - (3:44) - 5,942 plays
- Fire Engine - (3:18) - 4,536 plays
- Don't Fall Down - (3:15) - 4,283 plays
- Thru the Rhythm - (3:08) - 3,815 plays
- Monkey Island - (2:45) - 3,552 plays
- Tried to Hide - (2:49) - 3,356 plays
- Splash 1 - (4:25) - 3,670 plays
- Slip Inside This House - (4:05) - 3,579 plays