ROKY ERICKSON- "The Holiday Inn Tapes" LP
BROWN RECLUSE- "The Soft Skin" 12"EP
ROKY ERICKSON- "Gremlins Have Pictures" LP+7"
By 1986, Roky Erickson’s career had endured twists, turns and a late-period purple patch marked by incredible music and self-destructive behavior. The Evil One (LITA 097) broke him out of the indie underground and Don’t Slander Me showed off his rock ‘n’ roll sensibilities. But Erickson was difficult to manage – and patience was running out. "I‘d given up after the second album,” Erickson’s then-manager, Craig Luckin, has said. “I had enough.” Yet a third album – arguably his best – was to be found, if not created. Gremlins Have Pictures is an anthology of Erickson’s solo work following his extended incarceration at the Rusk State Hospital for the criminally insane, beginning with his first live performance (opening for a screening of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre in Austin) all the way to Don’t Slander Me. LP includes 8-pg booklet, download card for full album, and bonus 7" (with tracks 13-16 from the CD) Light In The Attic.