The trailblazing 13th Floor Elevators released the USA's first psychedelic album, transforming culture throughout the 1960s and beyond. Their battles with Texas's repressive authorities were legendary, and eventually forced lead singer Roky Erickson into a mental institution. This fascinating biography breaks years of silence by band members and addresses the huge cult following by Elevators fans in both the US and worldwide. With a foreword by Julian Cope.
Paul Drummond has worked with as varied range of people as a set designer and art director, in the music and fashion industries, with Erasure, Karl Lagerfeld, and Alexander McQueen. This is Paul's first book. Leader of the renowned post-punk band The Teardrop Explodes and author of the well-regarded books, Krautrock, The Modern Antiquarian, and The Megalith European.