Margo Price covers Roky Erickson on new tribute album – Listen

We revealed in April that a new tribute album is on the way to founding member and the leader of the 13th Floor Elevators and a pioneer of the psychedelic rock genre Roky Erickson, and Margo Price has this week revealed her cut from it which is ham-azing. The song is the opening track from Erickson’s cult classic album ‘The Evil One’‘Two-Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)’ is a song loosely inspired by the crazy head-transplant experiments conducted by a Soviet surgeon in the Fifties, and despite tweaking the title to ‘Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)’ Price’s version is more or less faithful to the original.

‘May the Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute to Roky Erickson’ arrives next month on July 17th as a Record Store Day exclusive, featuring covers of Erickson’s solo songs and with the 13th Floor Elevators by Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Billy Gibbons, and Neko Case, among others.

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Martin Johnson

One of the great Texas artists whose influence stretches to this day across genres despite the tragedy of his mental health issues directly related to the Texas 1960’s drug laws.