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As much Cartmanesque disdain as I display towards hippies, I enjoy a lot of the psychedelic music from the 60's. A forgotten chapter in rock and roll history is the acid rock that came out of Texas in the middle to late 60's. A couple of the more prominent Texas bands were The Thirteenth Floor Elevators and Bubble Puppy .

I've got the Thirteenth Floor Elevators hit "You're Gonna Miss Me" on vinyl on an album called Nuggets (and I've got one of their CD's). Bubble Puppy is a little harder to find, although I have their hit "Hot Smoke And Sassafras" on a vinyl 45. Like The Doors, they got their name from a book by Aldous Huxley. There is a childrens game in Brave New World called Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy. They went in an opposite cultural direction for the title of their biggest hit.They saw Granny say "Hot smoke and sassafras!" while watching an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies.

I was looking around for a video of Bubble Puppy and wasn't expecting to find much. Boy was I wrong. Here is a recent video of former BP drummer David Fore playing along to the original recording of "Hot Smoke And Sassafras".The music is great and the video is very inspirational for old guys like me.

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i actually have been downloading a bunch of stuff from this here website:
it's all full albums, mostly rare or out of print forgotten gems, but they did a big post for the 13th floor elevators featuring their first two albums and then some:
there's also some assorted roky erricson stuff scattered around the site as well. enjoy!