13th Floor Elevators - KAZZ-FM, Austin, Texas, February 1966
A new find? This is apparently one of the (if not the) earliest live recordings in existence of the 13th Floor Elevators, and holy shit, it is unhinged from the very first note. Over here, Patrick Lundborg says: “The band is absolutely frantic, the crowd (possibly fueled by the free LSD handed out by the group) is ecstatic and loud, and the compressed, somewhat overloaded nature of the recording becomes an advantage. Songs include ‘Roller Coaster’, ‘Monkey Island’, covers of two early Beatles numbers, and an absolutely blazing 7-minute version of ‘Gloria.’” Careful, this thing is scorching.
EDIT: Actually seems like Lundborg is referring to a different KAZZ-FM broadcast? My bad! No Beatles covers here — tracklist is: Gloria, You’re Gonna Miss Me, Tried To Hide, Roller Coaster, You Really Got Me (Kinks cover).
ONE MORE EDIT: OK, here’s the other KAZZ broadcast Lundborg was referring to, from a month later at the same club. It is also amazing.