Triptych 06: You’re Gonna Miss Me GFT review

May 3, 2006 by  

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First premiered at SXSW in 2005, You’re Gonna Miss Me tells the story of rock visionary Roky Erickson, who was the front man of 60s psychedelic rock band 13th Floor Elevators.

The band became notorious for their fondness of drugs such as cannabis and LSD and Roky was subsequently arrested for possession of cannabis in 1969. To avoid a prison term, Roky pleaded insanity and was sentenced to a mental hospital for the criminally insane. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia in Rusk State Hospital where he stayed for three and a half years.

Following his release in 1973, Roky came out crazier than when he went in. With a head full of devils and aliens, Roky went on to form a new band, Roky Erickson and the Aliens. ….

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