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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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Syd Barrett...Brian Wilson...Daniel Johnston..and Roky Erikson, 15 July 2009
Author: druid333-2 from United States

In late 1965/early 1966,a band from Austin,Texas,named The 13th Floor Elevators exploded out of the garage & made a name for themselves in that era of rock & roll. The Elevators were said to coin the phrase, "Psychedelic Rock". One of the band members was Roger Keynard Erikson,coined "Roky" by his friends & fans. Roky,in the spirit of the times,experimented with various drugs (Marijuana,LSD,Heroin,etc.). After an arrest (that was obviously set up by the Texas feds)for possessing less than an ounce of Marijuana,his lawyer sought out an insanity plea & spent four years in a state psychiatric hospital,where he was diagnosed schizophrenic,emerged four years later & returned to music,but with a much darker edge,until he retired from music in 1987 and became a recluse. This well documented film manages to shed light on a troubled soul that was yanked from the limelight way too soon. Candid interviews with several of those who either knew him closely (his brothers & mother),as well as celebrities,such as fellow Texans, Billy Gibbons (Z.Z.Top),Gibby Haynes (The Butthole Surfers),Byron Coley (former editor of Forced Exposure),and a bevy of others. And then of course,the music (rare early film clips of The 13th Floor Elevators on American Bandstand,playing the film's title song,'You're Gonna Miss Me,as well as other performance footage,including the last time he was seen in public at a concert where he stood there,doing nothing,and if that wasn't enough,some rarely seen home movie footage of Roky,and the rest of his family). A sad,but insightful film. Not rated by the MPAA,this film serves up a few rude words,as well as spoken testimony of the horrors of Roky's four nightmare years in a mental institution,and descriptions of some of the more sordid aspects of the 1960's hippie counter culture (drugs,sexual experimentation,etc.)

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