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You're Gonna Miss Me (2005)

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Documentary about rock pioneer Roky Erickson, detailing his rise as a psychedelic hero, his lengthy institutionalization, his descent into poverty and filth, and his brother's struggle with their religious mother to improve Roky's care.


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Credited cast:
Byron Coley ...
Himself - Rock Critic
13th Floor Elevators ...
Themselves (archive footage)
Sumner Erickson ...
Himself - ZZ Top
Clementine Hall ...
Herself - Elevators Lyricist
Gibby Haynes ...
Himself - Butthole Surfers
Chet Helms ...
Himself - Rock Promoter
Himself - MTV
Himself - Sonic Youth
Herself - Musician
John Ike Walton ...
Himself - 13th Floor Elevators Drummer


Outside Austin, Texas, a 53-year-old man sits in an apartment with four radios, three televisions, two amps, a radio scanner, and an electric piano playing. At the same time. Loudly. He has three teeth, his hair is matted into one huge dreadlock, and he has a notarized document on his wall declaring himself an alien, "so whoever's putting shocks to my head will stop." Thirty years earlier, Roger Kynard "Roky" Erickson was a rock-and-roll icon: A manic singer who was Janis Joplin's primary influence, he fronted a band called the 13th Floor Elevators, considered by many to be the creators of psychedelic music. After a 1969 marijuana arrest, Erickson entered an insanity plea and was sent to the Rusk State Hospital, a medieval institution deep in the east Texas pineforests. He remained there for three years with the state's most violent mentally ill offenders, then reemerged a changed man: He sang about ghouls, zombies, and Satan, christened himself "the evil one," and declared himself an... Written by Palm Pictures

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Concerning Roky Erickson, the great lost pioneer of rock and roll, and his mother, Evelyn


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15 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,340, 10 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,340, 10 June 2007
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References Monkey Magic (2003) See more »


Slip Inside This House
Written by Roky Erickson and Tommy Hall
Published by Charly Publishing Limited
Performed by 13th Floor Elevators (as the 13th Floor Elevators)
Licensed from Licensemusic.com ApS
An original International Artists Recording
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What a finish they missed
23 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

having seen Roky play at his annual Ice Cream Social at Threadgill's for the last 3 years, I can tell everyone that watches this film that Roky is back and stronger than ever. He kills it live. They had great bands open up the Ice Cream Social each year with the like of Spoon, Secret machines, Minus 5 etc., but something happens when Roky takes the stage. His band is crack and his singing is still killer.

If your ever make it to Austin Texas for South By Southwest, you MUST pay the $30 to and join the fun of the Social. the money goes to Roky's trust fund and the music and people could not be cooler. Kick back on a beautiful day, kick your shoes off and run your toes through the grass and have some free Amy's ice cream.

Then, just as it gets dark, be enchanted by a master of psych rock as Roky kills a 75 set of totally hypnotic and ecstatic music. You will not be sorry.


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