Roky Erickson: Gremlins Have Pictures 12"+7"
Reveived an 8.7 Best New Reissue rating from Pitchfork. Celebrating a creative purple patch by a singular performer, Light In The Attic is to reissue the three albums issued by ROKY ERICKSON in the 1980s: The Evil One (LITA 097), Doní´t Slander Me (LITA 098) and Gremlins Have Pictures (LITA 099). Together, theyí´re a chance to pick up a missing jigsaw piece in the history of American rock íîní´ roll in deluxe packages.í_í_Collected here, the odds and ends of Ericksoní´s post-incarceration work tell a story of a man finding his musical feet, ranging from Dylan-like folk strumming to the big, Neil Young-like rock of the unparalleled íîAnthem (I Promise)í´. The span of time is greatíïfrom The Ritz Theatre tracks, recorded in Austin in 1975, at the debut performance by THE ALIENS, to those troubled Doní´t Slander Me off-cuts. Other tracks were cut with THE EXPLOSIVES, the band Roky started working with at Raulí´s punk club in Austin after heí´d returned to Austin in 1979, following the departure of the Aliens. Together the various tracks deftly summarize Roky Ericksoní´s recording career. Following reissues of The Evil One and Doní´t Slander Me, Gremlins is now brought back to life by Light In The Attic Records. This is a chance to pick up a missing jigsaw piece in the history of American rock íîní´ roll in deluxe packages. CD includes a 32-page booklet. LP includes an 8-page booklet, download card and bonus 7-inch with tracks 13-16 from the CD.