Roky Erickson with Okkervil River: “True Love Cast Out All Evil”

My review of True Love Cast Out All Evil— the much talked-about return of Roky Erickson and collaboration with Okkervil River– is posted today at CT. This one is among my favorite things I’ve heard this year, singular and moving in how it translates Erickson’s haunting life story into blood-letting, demon-excising rock and roll. It’s also a masterpiece of collaboration– it may tell Erickson’s story, but the Okkervils are instrumental to bringing it to life. All in all, a really special recording.

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3 responses to “Roky Erickson with Okkervil River: “True Love Cast Out All Evil””

  1. Joel says :

    Hi Josh,
    Stumbled across your blog recently and have really enjoyed your writing, as well as your CT review of the Roky record. Just got it today and have been enjoying it immensely. Thanks for your words.

  2. Josh Hurst says :

    Thanks for the kind words, Joel! I enjoy your contributions to CT as well. And, I’m quite glad that you’re enjoying this album.

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