Friday, July 18, 2008

i have always been here before


roger kynard erickson's
all-seeing eye, or some outlandishly fiendish occult plot ?


This song was recorded in Roky's manager's office in Marin County, California during an acoustic solo performance in which the Aliens were notable by their absence.

"from the gargoyles to stone henge from the sphynx to the pyramids
religious temples praising the devil right

to the devils club as it strikes midnight..."

Hear that first line quoted above ? I'm still not convinced.

Ever since my friend, Gus - an Erickson aficionado - first brought this song to my attention a couple of years after its original release, I have been stone cold certain Roky actually sings "From The Gorbals to Stone Henge"...despite the odds. Even listening to it now, having finally sourced the lyric on the web somewhere in a bid to lay old ghosts to rest, I continue to harbour grave doubts.

Gargoyles just don't do it for me.

Call me crazy, but I have always been here before.

As for Roky, well; he uncovered more plots than in 'The Da Vinci Code', and I still think he's more sane than those people who rushed out to purchase Dan Brown's doorstop of a book.

ROKY ERICKSON: I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE BEFORE from "Gremlins Have Pictures" LP (Pink Dust) 1986 (US)

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE BEFORE:
THE ROKY ERICKSON ANTHOLOGY

2 comments:

Jon said...

There is always argument over Roky's lyrics. Now, what are/is gorbal's? Sorry.

ib said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorbals