Two guys that sang most beautifully about demons, zombies, werewolves and voodoo were Roky Erickson and Dr. John. By a cruel game of coincidence we lost both of them in the past two weeks. While Roky arguably was always more on the other side of life than here, Dr. John’s playful usage of voodoo, zombies and werewolves was drenched in the superstitions of his native New Orleans and South Louisiana wetlands, rather than his belonging to the beyond. Who will now speak to demons for us?
The Spades – We Sell Soul;
The 13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me;
Roky Erickson – Two Headed Dog;
Roky Erickson – If You Have Ghosts;
Roky Erickson – Don’t Slender Me;
Roky Erickson – Burn The Flames
Roky Erickson – I Have Always Been Here Before;
The 13th Floor Elevators – I Had To Tell You;
The 13th Floor Elevators – She Lives In A Time Of Her Own;
Dr. John – Gris Gris;
Dr. John – Walk On Gilded Splinters;
Dr. John – Black Widow Spider;
Dr. John – Loop Garoo;
Dr. John – Zu Zu Mamou.