Roky Erickson + Quicksilver Messenger Service

You're Gonna Miss Me:
A Film About Roky Erickson

Those of you (like me) in the NYC area who missed your chance to see Roky Erickson at a couple of recent shows can still check out this documentary dvd from Palm Pictures. While the film is mainly concerned with Roky's present-day struggles, it includes plenty of great live performance footage in its extra features -- none of them wilder than this "American Bandstand" appearance by the Elevators, playing "You're Gonna Miss Me." (Unfortunately this youtube clip cuts off before Dick Clark comes out to shake the band members' hands, as seen in the movie.)

13th Floor Elevators - "Fire Engine"

Roky Erickson & the Aliens - "Two Headed Dog (Red Temple Prayer)"

Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Too Far"

Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Shady Grove"