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Under Ground is a compilation disc from artists; Texacala Jones, Texas Terri Laird, Mike Alvarez, Roky Erickson, Davy Jones, Larry Seaman and Mike Runnels.

The CD is produced by Mike Alvarez.

When his group, The 13th Floor Elevators released The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators in the summer of 1966, this marked the first use of the word psychedelic in connection to music. Erickson performs his classics The Beast and The Haunt in a raw, in your face format. Recorded on cassette in 1984, the clear recordings demonstrate Erickson is still, in 1984, at full force, a vocal master.

Texacala Jones
Texacala Jones

Ex of the LA legacy known as Tex and the Horseheads, former Los Angeles underground power Texacala Jones belts the songs Under the Godfather and Locked In A Room. Recorded in 1993 at Los Angeles’ Tiny Lights Studios.
Davy Jones
Davy Jones
Ex Hickoid, ex Idea and ex The Next, Austin rockpunk Davy Jones plays a bar version of the Jimmy Reed classic Ain't That Lovin’ You Baby and a screaming cover of the Rectors, It Never Happened (written by Mike Runnels). Jones is a real music man, an endless stream of creative and guitar force. Jones is part of what makes Austin the music gem that it has been for years.

Two songs from the producer-musician who first made his mark as a punk in the 80's Austin band Max and Makeups (see The Mutant Band in the 1983 bomb flick Future Kill). Alvarez’s tongue in cheek, On The Beach and the folk-country Rebecca (co-written by Ken Jones) is backed by Texas drum lord Mike Buck (Thunderbirds, LeRoi Bros.) and Austin music great Byron Scott on bass (Bad Mutha Goose, Do Dat) on this 1993  EP "Love" (available soon on Not Records Tapes).

Texas Terri Laird
Texas Terri Laird
Former Austin and Raul's scene force made her
musical presence felt after moving to Los Angeles. Laird covers Tex Edwards’ If Looks Could Kill and rocks on the original recording of one of Laird’s early anthems Oh Yeah.

Larry Seaman
Larry Seaman
True spearhead of the Austin underground scenethat surrounded the club Raul’s, the birth barn of the Austin punk scene. Seaman, a founding member of the great Standing Waves,rocks through the brilliant songs Ashes and All Right. Recorded at Austin’s Music Lane studios in 1994 and 1995,these songs show Seaman brilliant, crafty and inspired.

Mike Runnels
Mike Runnels
Runnels, also a spearhead of the Austin punk scene that surrounded the club Raul’s in the early eighties,came on the scene as a punk in the fast Reactors. They were cool. In 1996 Runnels moved back to Austin after living in LA for several years. Runnels went South in his song writing as the country Pretty Baby and She Can’t Wait shows Runnels pulling out a great country and western feel to these songs.

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