Offering the best in independent and
Ground is a compilation disc from artists; Texacala Jones,
Texas Terri Laird, Mike Alvarez, Roky Erickson, Davy Jones,
Larry Seaman and Mike Runnels.
The CD is produced by Mike Alvarez.
When his group,
The 13th Floor Elevators released The Psychedelic
Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators in the summer
of 1966, this marked the first use of the word psychedelic
in connection to music. Erickson performs his classics
The Beast and The Haunt in a raw, in your face format.
Recorded on cassette in 1984, the clear recordings
demonstrate Erickson is still, in 1984, at full
force, a vocal master.
Ex of the LA legacy
known as Tex and the Horseheads, former Los Angeles
underground power Texacala Jones belts the songs
Under the Godfather and Locked In A Room. Recorded
in 1993 at Los Angeles Tiny Lights Studios.
Ex Hickoid, ex
Idea and ex The Next, Austin rockpunk Davy Jones
plays a bar version of the Jimmy Reed classic Ain't
That Lovin You Baby and a screaming cover
of the Rectors, It Never Happened (written by Mike
Runnels). Jones is a real music man, an endless
stream of creative and guitar force. Jones is part
of what makes Austin the music gem that it has been
|Two songs from
the producer-musician who first made his mark as
a punk in the 80's Austin band Max and Makeups (see
The Mutant Band in the 1983 bomb flick Future
Kill). Alvarezs tongue in cheek, On The
Beach and the folk-country Rebecca (co-written by
Ken Jones) is backed by Texas drum lord Mike Buck
(Thunderbirds, LeRoi Bros.) and Austin music great
Byron Scott on bass (Bad Mutha Goose, Do Dat) on
this 1993 EP "Love" (available soon
on Not Records Tapes).
|Texas Terri Laird
Former Austin and
Raul's scene force made her
musical presence felt after moving to Los Angeles.
Laird covers Tex Edwards If Looks Could Kill
and rocks on the original recording of one of Lairds
early anthems Oh Yeah.
of the Austin underground scenethat surrounded the
club Rauls, the birth barn of the Austin punk
scene. Seaman, a founding member of the great Standing
Waves,rocks through the brilliant songs Ashes and
All Right. Recorded at Austins Music Lane
studios in 1994 and 1995,these songs show Seaman
brilliant, crafty and inspired.
Runnels, also a
spearhead of the Austin punk scene that surrounded
the club Rauls in the early eighties,came
on the scene as a punk in the fast Reactors. They
were cool. In 1996 Runnels moved back to Austin
after living in LA for several years. Runnels went
South in his song writing as the country Pretty
Baby and She Cant Wait shows Runnels pulling
out a great country and western feel to these songs.
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