13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me

I haven’t featured many garage rock songs in a while so I wanted to include this one. There was such an explosion of garage rock bands in the 60s and some were lucky enough to be heard if only for a brief while. They made their mark on rock music and their music is still played and still inspire bands today.

Roky Erickson co-founded the 13th Floor Elevators in late 1965 in Austin Texas. He and bandmate Tommy Hall were the main songwriters. Early in her career, singer Janis Joplin considered joining the Elevators, but Family Dog’s Chet Helms persuaded her to go to San Francisco, California instead where she joined Big Brother and the Holding Company. 

I’ve noticed a lot of these bands have singers who have a sound like a young Mick Jagger or young Van Morrison with Them…

Many of these bands were punk long before punk.

This song peaked at #55 in the Billboard 100 in 1966. This would be their only charting single.

 

You’re Gonna Miss Me

Oh yeah!
Ahh!
You’re gonna wake up one morning as the sun greets the dawn.
You’re gonna wake up one morning as the sun greets the dawn.
You’re gonna look around in your mind, girl, you’re gonna find that
I’m gone.
You didn’t realize,
You didn’t realize,
You didn’t realize,
You didn’t realize,
You didn’t realize.
Oh! you’re gonna miss me, baby.
Oh! you’re gonna miss me, baby.
Oh! you’re gonna miss me, child, yeah, yeah.
I gave you the warning,
But you never heeded it.
How can you say you miss my lovin,
When you never needed it?
Yeah! Yeah! Ow!
You’re gonna wake up wonderin’,
Find yourself all alone,
But what’s gonna stop me, baby?
I’m not comin’ home.
I’m not comin’ home.
I’m not comin’ home.
Oh, oh, oh, yeah!

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

31 thoughts on “13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me”

  1. Roky passing last week at 71- another one of those I can’t believe he made it to that age. 13th Floor Elevators a great influence on other bands that followed.

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      1. I never dreamed this of him. I knew he would be good but not this…of course he will fall off some but he had a 5.4 WAR by the end of May… No one has done that since Babe Ruth…at least that is what I read… I’m shocked.

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      2. I hope he can keep it together and have an MVP type season. He has some stiff competition for HR and RBI– I can’t believe the year Josh Bell is having for the Pirates.. I guess he’s becoming so good they will probably trade him.

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      3. That is messed up that you have to think like that about someone having a great season. Gerrit Cole would be helpful to the Pirates right now.
        As far as Bellinger I think his biggest competition is Yelich. Bellinger has a better lineup around him but it will be fun…I just want them to continue to win.

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      4. It is kind of puzzling- how pitchers who had struggled at times in Pittsburgh like Cole and Morton and a top prospect like Glasnow go to other organizations and shine. They like to make the claim how Ray Searage is this miracle working pitching coach but he seems to do well with reclamation projects but give him great talent and …..there was never a question that Charlie Morton when he was here was the most talented pitcher on the staff but he had to leave to blossom. Glasnow was a mess in Pittsburgh he goes to TB… things that make me go hmmmm.

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      5. That is puzzling. I’ve heard so many great things about Searage…but they were all like you said about down on their luck pitchers.

        Also Chris Archer…I thought he would have been a great pickup….I hope to see him improve.

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      6. That trade is looking like a disaster right now- Meadows is having a big year in TB and Glasnow was before the IR.. and they got another top prospect also in exchange for Archer. A very unlike the Pirates trade -trading top prospects for a veteran. I will say Glasnow needed a change of scenery he needed out of Pittsburgh like Morton did.

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      7. Archer has the talent to turn it around and I thought getting him out of the American League would help him further…but it hasnt so far.
        They did give up a lot… I guess because he was younger and at a decent price. You are right…it’s not like them.

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      8. Gotta say, as an AL East fan, I saw a lot of Archer & never thought he was close to as good as most had him pegged, in talent or attitude. But the general point about pitching coaches is good- they can make a big difference. Was a time in early 2000s when I had same complaint as Hans now, pitchers were mediocre in Toronto, get traded & suddenly get Cy Young votes. Opposite happening now in Houston…

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      9. Bellinger is having a great -historic if it keeps up – year but I think Yelich will keep him distanced from the Triple Crown. gotta say, I knew Yelich was pretty good but I thought last year was a fluke. Starting to look like the “fluke” part of his 2018 was how LOW his production was!

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    1. Thank you!

      Oh you mean the index on the side? It’s a widget… You go to your admin panel by typing in the name of your blog… mine would be powerpop.com/admin and signing in… go to appearance > widgets and look for “side bar” and you should have something called “text”…It’s been a long time since I set it up…but under that you can start typing anything and it lets you hyperlink from there.

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  2. Great tune. Like you’ve said, bands like that were “punk” in that they went in for simplicity of song structures and basic production long before that was “cool”.

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    1. I’ve noticed also that alot of the singers do sound like a young Mick or a very young Van…without his range of course.

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  3. As you say, Max, very Van Morrrison. If we didn’t know better, we’d say we were listening to a Them track which we’d not heard before. Thanks for posting.

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