Compilation – Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye – Cassette tape on Warners Brothers Records





Compilation – Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson – Cassette

Roky Erickson often seems to be better known in rock circles for his well publicized psychological maladies and his less-than-gentle treatment at the hands of Texas’ judicial system than for his music — and that’s a shame. While Roky’s habit of informing anyone who asks that he’s a Martian or is in contact with Satan makes for good fanzine copy, the best reason to be interested in Erickson is his songwriting — there’s a graceful, vivid surrealism to his lyrical style that’s endured far better than most of the noodlers who came out of the psychedelic rock movement, and his later bursts of horror film fancy conjure up a troubling tension that’s laughed at only by the shallow or ignorant. When Erickson’s legal problems came to a head in the late 1980s, longtime fan and Sire Records executive Bill Bentley assembled Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson to raise money for Erickson, as well as drawing attention to the unique beauty of his music.

Song List
Reverberation (Doubt) – ZZ Top
If You Have Ghosts – The Good Liars/John Wesley Harding
I Had To Tell You – Poi Dog Pondering
She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) – The Judybats
Slip Inside This House – Primal Scream
You Don’t Love Me Yet – Bongwater
I Have Always Been Here Before – Julian Cope
You’re Gonna Miss Me – Doug Sahm & Sons
It’s A Cold Night For Alligators – Southern Pacific
Fire Engine – Richard Lloyd
Bermuda – Vibrating Egg
I Walked With A Zombie – R.E.M.
Earthquake – Butthole Surfers
Don’t Slander Me – Lou Ann Barton
Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog) – Sister Double Happiness
Burn The Flames – Thin White Rope
Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) – Tabby Thomas/Chris Thomas
Nothing In Return – T Bone Burnett
Reverberation (Doubt) – Jesus & Mary Chain

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