13th Floor Elevators
465 Shouts - 4,227,573 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) - 10,757 plays
- LyricsWell once , somewhere, sometime ago
His eyes were clear to see,
He put his thoughts into my mind,
And gave my self to be
He stopped me from living so unsane,
- Kingdom of Heaven - (3:44) - 4,240 plays
- Fire Engine - (3:18) - 3,363 plays
- Don't Fall Down - (3:15) - 3,160 plays
- Thru the Rhythm - (3:08) - 2,795 plays
- Tried to Hide - (2:49) - 2,734 plays
- Monkey Island - (2:45) - 2,618 plays
- Splash 1 - (4:25) - 2,870 plays
- Slip Inside This House - (4:05) - 2,811 plays
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