Editors’ Notes Music historians credit Austin, Texas’ 13th Floor Elevators for creating psychedelic rock. Before the San Francisco scene was tuning in, turning on and dropping out, The Elevators revealed a dark and frightening side of psychedelia that wasn’t all good trips and white rabbits. Featuring songs recorded between 1966 and 1969 for International Artists, Going Up is a stellar collection for newcomers, devotees, and Roky Erickson fans alike. It kicks off with “You’re Going To Miss Me,” the band’s best known single that lent its title to a 2005 documentary on Erickson. An edited “Slip Inside This House” follows with the frantic percolations of Tommy Hall’s electric jug (yes, he attached a pickup to a whiskey jug). The tune inspired Primal Scream to cover an electronic version on 1991’s Screamadelica (and should inspire others to seek out the eight minute original). A live take of garage staple “Gloria” shows the band’s ferocity in a public setting. Stacy Sutherland’s trademark Texas style of psyche-guitar owes much to surf but he also bares country roots on a haunting rendition of the old timey standard “May The Circle Remain Unbroken.”

SONG
You're Gonna Miss Me
1
2:30
 
Slip Inside This House (Original Single Edited Version)
2
4:06
 
Fire Engine
3
3:20
 
Livin' On
4
3:20
 
She Lives In a Time of Her Own
5
2:56
 
Reverberation (Doubt)
6
2:49
 
Earthquake
7
4:48
 
Tried to Hide
8
2:47
 
Scarlet and Gold
9
4:57
 
Nobody to Love
10
2:55
 
You Don't Know
11
2:58
 
I Don't Ever Want to Come Down
12
2:42
 
Levitation
13
2:38
 
I Had to Tell You
14
2:26
 
Splash 1
15
3:55
 
Gloria (Live)
16
3:56
 
Rose and the Thorn
17
3:33
 
Baby Blue
18
5:16
 
Slide Machine
19
3:42
 
May the Circle Remain Unbroken
20
2:42