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AUTHENTIC INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS LABEL COLLECTIBLE
1967 FIRST PRESS
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
USA - (AQUA) INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS - I.A. LP #5
MINTY CLEAN VINYL! ... PLAYS GREAT!!!!
CONTAINS THE RARE LYRICS INNER SLEEVE !
Correct spelling: "POSTURES" on jacket
RARE & SOUGHT ... old thick cardboard 1967 THICK inflexible vinyl FIRST PRESS featuring ROKY ERICKSON... on the legendary International Artists label. LegendaryTexas acid injected fuzzrock crew who issued four outstanding psychedelic garage albums on the International Artists label...here's arguably the best album they released.
Yes, it’s time to prepare for a trip to transcendental central. But get ready to have your hats blown clean off as we reveal that this is a trip... OF THE MIND! Woah....
Your spiritual guides will be these gentlemen with the long hair. That’s right, the damn dirty commie hippies. Don’t fear them; love them. They’re the 13th Floor Elevators and they will be giving.
1967 International Artists presents: "EASTER EVERYWHERE"....
Here’s what happens when “Slip Inside This House” kicks everything off; ‘wow, this Roky Erickson guy sounds rather intense.’ Eight minutes later, this is what happens; ‘wow, this Roky Erickson guy has been sounding intense for the past eight minutes.’ While various layers of guitar float and intertwine, Erickson drives the song along by reeling off a solid monologue of pseudo-spiritual weirdness. It’s a perfect track for drifting in and out; for gradually losing a sense of time and perspective until recollection of a key phrase or intonation reminds you that, yes, it is still playing. As a statement of intent, it could not be clearer.
Although nothing that follows quite reaches the kaleidoscopic heights of this opening magnificence, some brilliant flashes of colour still emerge. “Levitation” rattles along with a force that belies its floaty title, while spaced-out harmonies add to the druggy love vibes of “She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)”. The acoustic-led “Dust” and “I Had To Tell You” provide gentle interludes, with subtle touches of harmonica on the latter quietly reminding us; ‘hello, yes, here we are in mid-60s hippy ballad territory ... and everything is going to be ok.’
Stand-out guitar work from Stacy Sutherland wonderfully decorates this album, providing all the necessary shades and highlights for me to stretch my painting metaphors to breaking point (I’m saving the ‘brush with destiny’ pun for a special occasion.) Sutherland should probably have passed up his chance at lead vocals, however. His voice has a kind of gentle mumbling quality to it, perhaps reminiscent of a kindly, yet slightly confused uncle, but doesn’t carry “Nobody to Love” beyond mediocrity. Yes, it’s a trip to transcendental central. Your hats have been blown clean off in this trip... OF THE MIND! ...Woah.
It’s difficult to recreate the sound of an electric jug in textual form, you know. Performed a couple experiments, but neither ‘wibbawibbawibbawibba’ nor ‘flobbleobbleobbleobble’ seemed quite right....
Slip Inside This House 8:03
Slide Machine 3:43
She Lives (In a Time of Her Own) 2:57
Nobody to Love 2:59
Baby Blue 5:17
I Had to Tell You 2:28
Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) 6:26
CONDITION: The Cover: rated: front: weak VG+ only light shelf wear, otherwise very solid all over, handled well.... back cover near VG++ better; hasno split seams, no bends, no writing, flat and square....colorful ...not bad at all....
The Vinyl: is all clean and smooth, nearM-looks and will play TOP LEVEL...with clean aqua International Artists labels...a TOP COPY ...
The rare lyrics printed inner sleeve is in great shape!
A GREAT ADDITION TO ANYONE'S COLLECTION !
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GRADING SCALE: M, M-, EX, VG++,VG+, VG, VG-
M Completely clean, no marks
M- Carefully used, looks clean, plays clean, shiny gloss, no marks
EX Faint scuff or superficial mark, near M-, high gloss, plays clean
VG++ Glossy with minimal scuffing or light mark playing very nice, clean
VG+ a bit more scuff or markls still plays well with very minimal surface at worse
VG more marks/scratches only minor, nothing deep, no loud clicks or pops
this grade is abused by many, VG here does not mean "trashed"
VG- surface noise present, will not have skips or jumps
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