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Live (13th Floor Elevators album)

Live is a 1968 studio album by the American psychedelic rock band the 13th Floor Elevators. In an interview the band cited that the album was essentially made up of studio outtakes that were overdubbed with phony cheering and applause. The album is held in low regard and was put together by the International Artists label to make extra money with little to no input from the band.

Live
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1968
GenrePsychedelic rock, garage rock
Length35:01
LabelInternational Artists
The 13th Floor Elevators chronology
Easter Everywhere
(1967)
Live
(1968)
Bull of the Woods
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Mass Mediafavorable [2]

At the time of its release it was hailed as "one of the finest releases of the year" in Mass Media.[2] Allmusic gave it a two and a half stars rating, describing it as "an often laughable collection" but also noting that it contained "several excellent early performances".[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Before You Accuse Me" – (Ellas McDaniel) - 3:58
  2. "She Lives (In a Time of Her Own)" – (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall) - 3:09
  3. "Tried to Hide" – (Stacy Sutherland, Tommy Hall) - 3:06
  4. "You Gotta Take That Girl" – (Powell St. John) - 3:17
  5. "I'm Gonna Love You Too" – (Norman Petty, Niki Sullivan, Joe B. Mauldin) - 2:10
  6. "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" – (Bert Russell, Jerry Wexler, Solomon Burke) - 4:10
  7. "I've Got Levitation" – (Stacy Sutherland, Tommy Hall) - 2:58
  8. "You Can't Hurt Me Anymore" – (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall) - 4:03
  9. "Roller Coaster" – (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall) - 5:23
  10. "You're Gonna Miss Me" – (Roky Erickson) - 2:33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Deming, Mark "Live Review", Allmusic. Retrieved November 14, 2015
  2. ^ a b "'Elevators' Rising". Mass Media. Massachusetts, Boston. November 26, 1968. p. 7.