I first heard Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators on fourth or fifth generation tape copies from friends in the 80s, but didn’t really come to appreciate them fully until much later.

This record, on a bootleg Italian label with releases in the late 80s and early 90s, gathers live performances from The Avalon in San Francisco and a TV Show in Dallas (“Sump N’ Else”) in 1966. (The same Dallas TV show appears on Fire in My Bones).

Includes a disclaimer: “Unfortunately the sound quality of this live recording is not comparable to the high-quality standards of the 80’s but we have done the best for listening.”

In my collection via a record fair at Mill No. 5 in Lowell MA