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Concerning Roky Erickson, the great lost pioneer of rock and roll, and his mother, Evelyn
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
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
 
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Jawad Metni .... camera operator (segments)
Amanda Micheli .... additional photographer
 
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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
 
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Andy Goldman .... title designer
 
Thanks
Eve Epstein .... very special thanks
Karen Schmeer .... thanks
Jacques Vroom III .... very special thanks
 

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91 min
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Interesting documentary on a tragic subject, 31 July 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

While the name isn't highly remembered today by mainstream audiences, among Garage and Psychedelic collectors, Roky Erickson is a legend. His band, the 13th Floor Elevators, originated the term "Psychedelic Rock" and took the use of acid influenced rock to levels unheard of before. Erickson, just like Syd Barrett, was a tragic figure in real life. A certified schizophrenic whose stay in a mental ward only worsened his condition, seeing the man now is very depressing. Whats amazing though is that no matter how much of his mind he lost, he remained a fantastic songwriter. Just about everything by the man, either with the Elevators or his solo work, is worth owning.

The documentary is made by people who obviously have a great deal of sympathy for their topic. Like all good documentary filmmakers, Keven McAlester for the most part doesn't overload the film with either personal opinions or manipulation. He turns the camera on, and lets the subjects speak for themselves. Granted, we never learn just what is the root of Erickson's condition, but thats not a problem. Nobody ultimately knows why Erickson is the way he is. We're able to draw our own conclusions based on interviews with Erickson's friends and family (including his similarly tragic and overprotective mother). "You're Gonna Miss Me" offers no easy answers, and thats its main strength. (7/10)

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