1967 – The Creation, Beacon Street & the 13th Floors
The Creation from UK were part of the beat groups from London. Their second album was released in 1967 titled We are Paintermen – as mysterious as you could be, and their music could be described as off kilter pop, rock, psychedelic and avant-garde, but not all at once.
The Beacon Street Union from Boston, Massachusetts were the full on pyschedelic showcase releasing their debut album The Eyes of the Beacon Street Union in 1967. The band were thrown into “Bosstown Sound” of Boston with other local groups Orpheus and Ultimate Spinach. There was little nationwide acclaim but the album rated at #127 in the Best Ever Album charts
The 13th Floor Elevators were successful releasing four albums in the 60s. Their debut album released in October 1966 pre-dated the psychedelic era being titled The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators set the scene leading on to greater things including this second helping of psychedelia – Easter Everywhere. The seminal band, hailing from Austin Texas, included singer guitaris Roky Erickson, jug player Tommy Hall, credited with coining the term Psychedelic, and guitarist Stacy Sutherland.
And a bonus from 1966 the 13th Floor Elevators debut album in all its glory.