Psych-garage stompers' '69 LP reissued

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Thirteenth Floor Elevators – Bull Of The Woods

With leader Roky Erickson in Austin’s Rusk State Mental Hospital, guitarist Stacy Sutherland took the reins for this, their third and final album. Largely cobbled from outtakes and re-recordings of early songs, there are rough nuggets here?the brassy, Love-like “Doctor Doom”, the Credence-meets-Zappa chug of “Scarlet And Gold” and Erickson’s sole contribution, the brittle-sweet “May The Circle Remain Unbroken”. But it remains a pale cousin of their ’66 debut The Psychedelic Sounds Of and follow-up Easter Everywhere. However, nestling among 10 bonus tracks, mostly poor-quality live cuts, is a beautifully fragile acoustic take on early classic “Splash 1”