All That May Do My Rhyme

All That May Do My Rhyme

by Roky Erickson


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His mind may be fried, but Roky's vocal talents are relatively intact on this mid-1990s effort, which turns out be one of his more subdued, folkier outings. (About half of the tracks, however, are actually remixes of sessions from the mid-'80s.) Roky's most excessive traits are mostly absent; he sounds sort of like an eccentric, updated Buddy Holly. It's the kind of roots rock that may well please the more open-minded fans of, for instance, John Fogerty or Van Morrison, although the compositions are more pleasant than inspired. Charlie Sexton and Butthole Surfer Paul Leary make low-key session appearances; Texas singer Lou Ann Barton duets with Roky on "Starry Eyes" (reprised at the end with a version on which Roky handles all the vocals). A significant bonus, not listed on the sleeve, is "We Got Soul," the rare and fine mid-'60s single cut by Roky's first group, the Spades, before Erickson joined the 13th Floor Elevators.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2017
Label: Play Loud Prod
UPC: 4042564169843
catalogNumber: 66
Rank: 43897

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roky Erickson   Primary Artist,Electric Guitar
Charlie Sexton   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar
Carey Bowman   Electric Guitar
Ernie Durawa   Drums
John Hagen   Cello
Paul Leary   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (Electroacoustic)
Speedy Sparks   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Musical Direction
Harry Hess   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar
Sumner Erickson   Tuba,Vocal Harmony
Lynn Gathright   Tambourine
Barry "Frosty" Smith   Drums
John Reed   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Electroacoustic)

Technical Credits

Roky Erickson   Composer
Speedy Sparks   Producer
Stuart Sullivan   Producer,Engineer
Lynn Gathright   Engineer
Casey Monahan   Producer

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