Roky Erickson with Okkervil River
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American singer- songwriter Roky Erickson has recorded one album with Okkervil River, the 2010 album True Love Cast Out All Evil.Read More...
Ten years ago, Erickson's legacy as one of rock and roll's most tragic figures had already been written. Once regarded as a spectacularly gifted singer and one of psychedelic music's founding fathers, Erickson had watched his career fall apart while locked in a maximum security prison for the criminally insane. He had eventually retreated to a housing project in South Austin where he kept multiple televisions and radios on at full volume to drown out the voices in his head. No one had heard from him in over a decade. His friends and fans had all given up hope. They assumed he would simply fade away.
Instead, Erickson has shocked everyone with a recovery that's nothing short of miraculous. At the age of 63, he has emerged from debilitating mental illness and self-imposed isolation. He has given up drugs and alcohol, reconnected with his son and first wife, bought his first house and made his first new album in over a decade.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Goodbye Sweet Dreams - 39,952 plays
- Ain't Blues Too Sad - 27,071 plays
- Devotional Number One - 25,291 plays
- Be and Bring Me Home - 23,930 plays
- Bring Back the Past - 22,822 plays
- Please, Judge - 19,652 plays
- True Love Cast Out All Evil - 20,576 plays
- John Lawman - 19,977 plays
- Forever - 18,917 plays
- Think of as One - 17,241 plays