Flabbergasted, that's how I felt back in 1982 after the first spin of this record which a friend had just picked up from a second-hand store. Just getting into The 13th Floor Elevators
stuff, this collection blew everything to pieces. I just couldn't believe that this music, these songs could really exist. Like some space/time anomaly had caused a piece of vinyl to slip in from a parallel universe. (No, I wasn't on drugs…) Seperate stories could be told about each unique song on this legendary compilation. From the utmost ridiculous ('Like A Dribbling Fram' by The Race Marbles
) through the demented ('The Reality of Air Fried Borsk' by The Driving Stupid
) to haunting psychedelic rock ('Suicidal Flowers' by Chrystal Chandlier
which can only be desribed as the best song The Doors never recorded…)
But, cutting short, as an amazing testimonial of the wild effects of psychedelic drugs on the mid-sixties teenage suburban population, no record will ever beat this one. Believe me.Voices green and purple, they were down by the trees… Comin' thru the windows, crawling up the walls…"