Friday, June 02, 2006

Demon Angel

Ladies and gentlemen, here is Roky Erickson! Demon Angel, A Day And Nite With Roky Erickson is a low-budget documentary about Roky, filmed in his hometown, Austin - Texas, on 1984. In those days the Texan acid guru (singer of the legendary band 13th Floor Elevators, for the few unlucky people who do not know him...) had just returned on the scene after a troubled period, due to his mental health problems, with a new band called The Evil Look Wildlife E.T.
On this movie he is interviewed by a guy called George Cederskolg, and he speaks about his obsessions: zombies, killers, aliens and this kind of pleasantries. He also performs great versions of some of his best songs, on the Halloween night, under the congress street bridge in Austin, a very sinister place. He plays alone with the acoustic guitar on some songs, on some others he is joined by Mike Alvarez on the acoustic guitar as he plays the electric one. These bare versions simply show how good and evocative his music is, and his great charisma as a performer, he really howls and looks like a werewolf!
The full perfomance can also be heard on this CD.
I hope you' ll enjoy these clips, if so I may upload more songs from this movie, in the future.

Roky Erickson - Night Of The Vampire (1984)
Roky Erickson - It's A Cold Night For Alligators (1984)


See you soon



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good video, thanks! One looks at clearly that he is a man who has had mental problems, but remains always a genius!

6/08/2006 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!! I'm downloading these now. Can't wait to watch them.

6/10/2006 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it....made my day!!
Such intimate performances from such an important musician.
Now I need to find that documentary ;-)
Thanks a million for posting.

6/16/2006 8:07 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Such a great artist indeed, it's good to see there are still some Roky's fans around...

6/17/2006 4:13 AM  
Anonymous brandi said...

brilliant!!! thank you! any more clips from this video would be greatly appreciated :)

7/01/2006 7:42 AM  

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