Roky Erickson - The Evil One 2LP
RELEASES ON THE 18/12/20
Originally released in the UK as the 10 song album "Five Symbols" in 1980 and as "The Evil One" in 1981 (with 5 songs replaced), this definitive album gathers all 15 songs from the Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) late 1977-79 produced sessions.
Though it was produced at a time when Roky was struggling to cope with drugs and life on the outside, he hit form on his first post-13th Floor Elevators album, 1981's "The Evil One". It's a masterful collection of songs about zombies, demons, vampires and, yes, even the Creature With The Atom Brain. These tracks, inspired by schlock sci-fi and horror movies and coloured by Roky's distinctive, high-pitched vocal and squealing guitar, are among the maverick performer's best.
1. Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)
2. I Think of Demons
3. Creature with the Atom Brain
4. The Wind and More
5. Don't Shake Me Lucifer
6. Bloody Hammer
7. Stand for the Fire Demon
8. Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play
9. If You Have Ghosts
10. I Walked with a Zombie
11. Night of the Vampire
12. It's a Cold Night for Alligators
13. Mine Mine Mind
15. White Faces
About this product: this reissue is pressed on 2x black vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with a 20-page book-deep liner notes by Joe Nick Patoski.