At the height of their popularity, the 13th Floor Elevators performed the tune on Dick Clark's American Bandstand on October 29, 1966. According to Thurman, the band members were under the influence of the hallucinogenic drug throughout the recording process. ", "The Thirteenth Floor Elevators - Your Gonna Miss Me", "13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, THE PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS OF... (DOUBLE HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL / 2CD DIGIBOOK)", Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=You%27re_Gonna_Miss_Me_(song)&oldid=982071005, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 6 October 2020, at 00:44. It is also included on Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968, The Collection, The Psychedelic World of the 13th Floor Elevators, and The Very Best of the 13th Floor Elevators Going Up, among others.  In addition to the composition's striking lead vocal, the song is also highlighted by Sutherland's precise and driving guitar motif and classic E-D-A-G chord progression. There was, incidentally, a prior, similar, and yet slightly less effective version of "You're Gonna Miss Me" on a rare earlier single (sans electric jug) by Erickson's previous group, the Spades. Thurman brought an electric fiddle in hopes of utilizing the instrument on "Tried to Hide", left it on the mixing console, and the magnetic pickup consequently interfered with the recording heads. , In May 1966, the group negotiated a contract with International Artists to distribute "You're Gonna Miss Me" nationwide. It was reissued nationally on International Artists, in May 1966. As a consequence of poor distribution, label confusion between International Artists, Contact Records, and Hanna-Barbara Records, and excessive bootlegging, the single failed to achieve a higher positioning nationally.  Additionally, the group was barred from traveling outside the state or from performing at their regular venues the Jade Room and the Wig.  The 13th Floor Elevators managed to record one perfect take of "You're Gonna Miss Me" in the early morning, but the playback was completely wiped from the tapes. 2: Texas Twisted, The Best of the 13th Floor Elevators [Eva], Best of the 13th Floor Elevators: Manicure Your Mind, Nuggets from Nuggets: Choice Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, Pop Art: Underground Sounds from the Warhol Era, I Have Always Been Here Before: The Roky Erickson Anthology, 7th Heaven: Music of the Spheres - The Complete Singles Collection, You're Gonna Miss Me [Original Soundtrack], True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol.  An alternative motive to the song's concept was that the lyric, "you're gonna miss me", actually was directed toward songwriter Roky Erickson's extended absences from his family, which began when he was enrolled in junior high school. The Spades' original version is found on Trash Box. Hall's jug instrumental replaced much of Erickson's harmonica to aid in evoking the mind-altering experience of LSD, and attempt to "put the acid" into the song. This resulted in the band being busted for possession of marijuana, a report which circulated across Texas's music underground. On occasions when he rehearsed, Erickson worked in seclusion with only a few close friends, and the results manifested itself on "You're Gonna Miss Me". "You're Gonna Miss Me" reached number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the 13th Floor Elevators' only single to chart nationally. "You're Gonna Miss Me"'s classic status was ensured by its selection as one of the tracks on the Nuggets compilation, and its placement as the opening song in the film High Fidelity, an ode both to collector obsession with records like "You're Gonna Miss Me" and the kind of stormy relationships that inspire such songs. However, perfecting his wails, and screams took a level of considerable difficulty, and required a degree of privacy for Erickson, who wanted to project an impression that he was naturally talented. Hall was able to amplify the sound of the instrument by holding it near a microphone and through his vocal techniques. Accordingly, critics often cite "You're Gonna Miss Me" as a bona fide garage rock song, as well as a classic of the counterculture era. They were more Erickson's than anyone else's, though, and conveyed a desperate, swaggering young man on the edge of madness, a development which unfortunately carried over to real life in time.  "You're Gonna Miss Me" exhibits the influence of John Coltrane, particularly in the distorted sound quality created by Hall's unique application of the electric jug. "You're Gonna Miss Me" is a song by the American psychedelic rock band the 13th Floor Elevators, written by Roky Erickson, and released as the group's debut single on Contact Records, on January 17, 1966. Erickson's screaming became even more crazed on the fade, with a Rolling Stones-like blues-rock harmonica adding to the clamor. 2, Hard to Find 45's on CD, Vol. The song was also included as a track on their debut album, The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, in November 1966. In addition, the band was prevented from consistently touring during their parole for possession of marijuana. Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968, Psychedelic Microdots, Vol. During these practice sessions Erickson, at age 15, composed both "You're Gonna Miss Me" and "We Sell Soul".