RIYL: Roky / 13th Floor Elevators / Rosa Maria / Buried Feather / Turtle Skull / The Jim Mitchells / The Whitlams / Misty Lanes / Luke Spook / Pseudo Mind Hive / Charlie Gradon / The Flamingo Jones / Joe Ghatt
Label: Third Eye Stimuli Records
Aussie independent psychedelic label Third Eye Stimuli Records is known among the enlightened to deliver some of the finest far out sounds from down under, so when they touch base and show apreciation to one of the true masters… well, you know it’s gonna be spectacular!
This compilation features takes on 11 classic tracks, performed by a bunch of contemporary artists in their prime of exploring psychedelic soundscapes. There’s a good pile of Roky tribute’s out there, but this one is just too good not to share!Â Rosa Maria, Buried Feather, Turtle Skull, The Jim Mitchells, Jak Housden (The Whitlams), Misty Lanes, Luke Spook, Pseudo Mind Hive, Charlie Gradon, The Flamingo Jones and Joe Ghatt put their souls into these versions, each contributing to creating something special
The 1st pressing sold out pretty quick last year, with benefits going towards Support Act and Black Dog Institute, focusing on Covid 19 relief funds and mental health/suicide prevention. This 2nd pressing will repeat the kind act.Â Good people, much respect and admiration.
This 2nd pressing is pressed onto 180g vinyl, and gives the options between “Mint Marble”, “Purple Fog” and classic Black.
Do tune into the album underneath!
WE'RE GONNA MISS YOU: An Aussie Tribute to Roky Erickson & The 13th Floor Elevators
Released exclusively via Third Eye Stimuli Records in December of 2020, the first pressing of 500 copies sold out in a matter of months, generating $5,730 total proceeds that were donated to Support Act and Black Dog Institute. The funds contributed to a range of mental health initiatives, from Support Actâ€™s COVID-19 relief fund and mental health helpline, through to research in suicide prevention and developing education programs in mental health at Black Dog Institute.
We are now thrilled to announce the second pressing edition of this wonderful tribute, available on 180g vinyl, with 20% of profits donated to Support Act and Black Dog Institute once again.
'We're Gonna Miss You' is the first posthumous tribute to one of the most influential pioneers of 'psychedelic' rock, Roger â€˜Rokyâ€™ Erickson. Despite leaving his earthly incarnation in 2019, echoes of Roky's creations, particularly his work with 60â€™s Austin rockers The 13th Floor Elevators, are certainly alive and well today.
His story wasnâ€™t without its darker shades. Caught between a revolution, the correctional system and his own battles with mental health, Roky spent years subject to electrotherapy and the debilitating side effects of treatment drugs like thorazine, before his creative spirit (alongside help from the very musicians he influenced) summoned him back to the stage.
Paying homage to Roky, his resilience and his contribution to modern music, eleven artists from the Australian music community have united to produce an iconic tribute album, all in the name of raising much needed funds for mental health.
Sydney-based producer Dan Frizza approached Rick Snowden and Josh White from Third Eye Stimuli Records during 2019 and together, they carefully curated a slew of exciting rock acts including Rosa Maria, Buried Feather, Turtle Skull, The Jim Mitchells, Jak Housden (The Whitlams), Misty Lanes, Luke Spook, Pseudo Mind Hive, Charlie Gradon, The Flamingo Jones and Joe Ghatt (NZ) â€“ the result is a potent psych-rock compilation tastefully honouring Roky's music and spirit, continuing his explorations in the 'psychedelic' sound.
released December 18, 2020
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand) and their connections to land, sea and community with which this music was recorded and made within. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori people.
Thank you for your support. All proceeds donated to the Black Dog Institute & Support Act. Through purchasing this album you have helped make a difference to someone else in need.
Special Thanks to:
Jim Grimwade, Zenith Records, each and every band that felt compelled to be a part of this and all our friends & family. With your love, Everything is possible.
All songs by Hall-Erickson except 'YOUâ€™RE GONNA MISS ME' / 'TWO HEADED DOG' written by Erickson, 'TRIED TO HIDE' written by by Hall-Sutherland and 'REVERBERATION' written by Erickson-Hall-Sutherland.
Mastered by: Michael Lynch at Shoehorse Sound
Art & Design by: Jim Grimwade
Curated by: Dan Frizza & Third Eye Stimuli Records
Released by Third Eye Stimuli Records, Australia
TES0019 | Limited to 300 copies Worldwide Â© 2020
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