V/A ~ Tribute to Roky Erickson
V/A ~ We're Gonna Miss You: An Aussie Tribute To Roky Erickson (Black Vinyl)
Third Eye Stimuli Records presents the
first posthumous tribute to one of the most influential pioneers of psychedelic rock, Roky Erickson.
Despite leaving his earthly incarnation in 2019, echoes of Roky's creations, particularly his work with 60’s Austin rockers The 13th Floor Elevators, are certainly alive and well today. Despite leaving his earthly incarnation in 2019, echoes of Roky's creations, particularly his work with 60’s Austin rockers The 13th Floor Elevators, are certainly alive and well today. His story wasn’t without its darker shades. Caught between a revolution, the correctional system and his own battles with mental health, Roky spent years subject to electrotherapy and the debilitating side effects of treatment drugs like thorazine, before his creative spirit (alongside help from the very musicians he influenced) summoned him back to the stage.
- Australian second pressing on 180g Black vinyl
- 300gsm jacket + double sided insert
- Released on Third Eye Stimuli
- Art & Design by Jim Grimwade
Paying homage to Roky, his resilience and his contribution to modern music, eleven artists from the Australian music community have united to produce an iconic tribute album, all in the name of raising much needed funds for mental health.
Sydney-based producer Dan Frizza approached Rick Snowden and Josh White from Third Eye Stimuli Records during 2019 and together, they carefully curated a slew of exciting rock acts including Rosa Maria, Buried Feather, Turtle Skull, The Jim Mitchells, Jak Housden (The Whitlams), Misty Lanes, Luke Spook, Pseudo Mind Hive, Charlie Gradon, The Flamingo Jones and Joe Ghatt (NZ) – the result is a potent psych-rock compilation tastefully honouring Roky's music and spirit, continuing his explorations in the psychedelic sound.