Live 1979-1981. Legendary Rock 'N'Roll pioneer Roger Kynard "Roky" Erickson hails from Austin, Texas. As singer, songwriter, and guitar player for the legendary Austin, TX band the 13th Floor Elevators, the first rock and roll band to describe their music as "psychedelic", Roky had a profound impact on the San Francisco scene when the group traveled there in 1966. The Elevators unique brand of heavy, hard-rocking electric blues pointed to a new direction for the music of the hippie generation. They only had one chart hit, the Roky-penned 'You're Gonna Miss Me', but their influence was far reaching. Bands like R.E.M., ZZ Top, T-Bone Burnett, Julian Cope, the Jesus and Mary Chain and the Cramps, have all either recorded or played live versions of Roky's songs.18 tracks.