Back in 1965, the members of Austin’s 13th Floor Elevators more than likely had no idea the stamp their music would leave on the world. It seems almost certain at least that Tommy Hall didn’t know that when he asked Roky Erickson to join his new group. With more acid trips and three official albums, the band left their mark on the sixties and all psych bands that follow to this day. Now, the band will be celebrated in a new book, 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History by Paul Drummond.
The book will not only contain archival photos of each member and the band themselves, but will also showcase everything from show posters to never before seen pics of the band. Photos from the studio, outtakes and more, it seems like the perfect time to share the band’s mysticism with the world. 13th Floor Elevators were not only iconic to the sixties, but their unique sound changed music forever.
13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History is available to preorder directly from Anthology Editions ahead of its April 21 release. The music of the 13th Floor Elevators is available to stream on all streaming sites and can be purchased in all digital outlets as well.
Image Credits: Photo by William Warner.