When this week's guest, producer/audio engineer Paul Mahern, discovered 'Easter Everywhere' by Texas psychedelic rock band 13th Floor Elevators in the early 80s, he was a punk rock loving musician (Indianapolis Indiana's Zero Boys) looking to expand...
When this week's guest, producer/audio engineer Paul Mahern, discovered 'Easter Everywhere' by Texas psychedelic rock band 13th Floor Elevators in the early 80s, he was a punk rock loving musician (Indianapolis Indiana's Zero Boys) looking to expand his musical horizons. He got all that he bargained for and more with this wonderfully dense, expansive and mind-blowing record by a band - led by Tommy Hall and Roky Erickson - that went all-in on their spirituality-through-psychedelics ideals.
"You're moving, keep climbing...leave your body behind."
Songs featured in this episode: I've Got Levitation (live, 1967) - 13th Floor Elevators; Vicious Circle - Zero Boys; Forecast - Diane Coffee (feat. Deep Sea Diver); Lucifer Sam - Pink Floyd; You're Gonna Miss Me - 13th Floor Elevators; Night of the Vampire - Roky Erickson; Slip Inside This House, Slide Machine - 13th Floor Elevators; Monkey Island - Powell St John; She Lives (In a Time of Her Own) - The Judybats; She Lives (In a Time of Her Own) - 13th Floor Elevators; Let's Spend The Night Together - The Rolling Stones; Nobody To Love - 13th Floor Elevators; D.C.B.A.-25 - Jefferson Airplane; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Bob Dylan; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, Earthquake - 13th Floor Elevators; I Look Around - Rain Parade; Things'll Never Be The Same - Spacemen 3; Dust - 13th Floor Elevators; Think (Let Tomorrow Bee) - Sebadoh; I've Got Levitation, I Had To Tell You - 13th Floor Elevators; Sweet Virginia - The Rolling Stones; Universal Soldier - Buffy Sainte Marie; Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) - 13th Floor Elevators; Earthquake - Butthole Surfers
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Paul Mahern is an audio producer engineer, lead sing of Zero Boys, and is an adjunct lecturer in music in general studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
He has been a professional musician, music producer, and artist manager since the age of 16. His recording clients include John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Iggy Pop, The Fray, Facebook, Sony, RCA, and DreamWorks. He has produced and/or engineered 11 RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums.
Mahern has developed and teaches courses on the history of punk rock and the history of music production for Music in General Studies.
In 2017, the Indianapolis Star listed Mahern as the fifteenth most influential musician of all time from Indiana. This list of 25 musicians also includes Joshua Bell, Hoagy Carmichael, Michael Jackson, and John Mellencamp.
A feature article about Mahern’s life and work appears in the May/June 2016 issue of TapeOp magazine.