reup: from the gorbals to stonehenge

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.

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


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