Tag: Roky Erickson

GREY HAIRS – Lucky 7

“Often when we get obsessed by a song we’ll try and play it in order to somehow exorcise it – we did it in the past with Harry Nilsson and Roky Erickson – and we have a version of this that will see the light of day at some point. But there’s a mysterious extra element at work here – you can hear what every part of the puzzle is doing but together they make something else, a sonic ghost buried in the recording that elevates the whole and makes it impossible to replicate.”

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DEATH VALLEY GIRLS – Song For Ewe

“The Avengers had just played with the Sex Pistols at their last gig at Winterland in SF so Steve Jones stayed behind and produced some Avengers songs for an EP in early 1978. He also played this song in his band,The Professionals, under the title “1,2,3”. Both versions of the tune are great but it should have been a hit for The Avengers – inspiring stuff!”

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