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Concerning Roky Erickson, the great lost pioneer of rock and roll, and his mother, Evelyn
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Byron Coley ... Himself - Rock Critic
13th Floor Elevators ... Themselves (archive footage)

Evelyn Erickson ... Herself

Roky Erickson ... Himself (also archive footage)
Sumner Erickson ... Himself

Billy Gibbons ... Himself - ZZ Top
Clementine Hall ... Herself - Elevators Lyricist
Gibby Haynes ... Himself - Butthole Surfers
Chet Helms ... Himself - Rock Promoter

Kurt Loder ... Himself - MTV
Thurston Moore ... Himself - Sonic Youth

Patti Smith ... Herself - Musician
John Ike Walton ... Himself - 13th Floor Elevators Drummer

Directed by
Keven McAlester 
Produced by
Laura Boyd DeSmeth .... executive producer
Adrienne Gruben .... producer
Dante Harper .... co-producer (as D.W. Harper)
Lauren Hollingsworth .... executive producer
Keven McAlester .... producer
Amanda Micheli .... associate producer
Kate Roughan .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Lee Daniel 
Film Editing by
Victor Livingston 
Sound Department
Markus Innocenti .... sound editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Jawad Metni .... camera operator (segments)
Amanda Micheli .... additional photographer
Editorial Department
Scott Freeman .... assistant on-line editor
David Klagsbrun .... additional editor
Clark Andrew Vogeler .... additional editor
Jeffrey M. Werner .... additional editor
Music Department
Daniel Epstein .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Andy Goldman .... title designer
Eve Epstein .... very special thanks
Karen Schmeer .... thanks
Jacques Vroom III .... very special thanks

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91 min
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Mother, (Electric) Jugs and Speed...I'm Mean...Acid, 27 June 2010
Author: ThurstonHunger from Palo Alto, CA, USA

It has the hallmarks of myth, a touch of Oedipus...a younger brother rescuing his older sibling from his mother... There's craziness, but whether its inherited, or ingested or otherwise invoked, it's hard to tell.

The film is vexingly perplexing, so though I was captivated while watching it, upon reflection it feels a little bit like an ambulance gawk. Contrasting the free recklessness of Roky's Elevator youth with his tentative steps at the end of the film is dizzying. He just seems like a husk of a man through most of the movie.

The image of him turning on all sorts of noise generators in his cramped apartment to help soothe him to sleep. Fascinating.

So I'm glad to read reports here and elsewhere that Roky is if not back, more on track. But I regard them with some suspicion, he's addled innocence seems to invite Svengalis. Footage from the mother's film archives was oddly awesome in a raw, and real outsider...yet creative way. The absent father gets a little screen time, yet a pretty strong indictment in passing. The brother seems caught between a lot of magnetic poles, his own crises rise up...he bites off more than he can chew with Roky...and then as an afterthought we find out he lives next door to said absent father?!?!

Weird is the word...

And I've left out the channeling therapist (you got to walk before you can rock?) and the once-upon-a-time defenders of electroshock and that track suit guy who celebrates with Sumner at the end.

At the end, like any family suffering, I wish them the best, at least some form of solace. And I wonder if Roky ever sort of misses Roky?

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