13th Floor ElevatorsBull Of The Woods

Label:International Artists – IA-LP 9, International Artists – IA-LP #9
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style:Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock


A1Livin' On
Written-BySutherland*, Hall*
A2Barnyard Blues
A3Till Then
Written-BySutherland*, Hall*
A4Never Another
Written-ByErickson*, Hall*
A5Rose And The Thorn
A6Down By The River
B1Scarlet And Gold
B2Street Song
B3Dr. Doom
Written-BySutherland*, Hall*
B4With You
B5May The Circle Remain Unbroken

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Track A3 is titled ''Til Then'' on center label, track B3 "Dear Dr. Doom"

First on back cover, second on label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): IA Stereo No 9 Side 1 -1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): IA Stereo No 9 Side 2 -1A
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Bull Of The Woods (LP, Album, Promo)International Artists, International ArtistsIA-LP 9, IA-LP #9US1969
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Bull Of The Woods (8-Track Cartridge, Album)International Tape Cartridge Corporation62-9US1969
Bull Of The Woods (LP, Album, Reissue)DecalLIK 40Europe1988
Bull Of The Woods (LP, Album, Reissue)DecalLIK 40Europe1988
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Bull Of The Woods (LP, Album, Reissue)DecalLIK 40Europe1988


  • rcgw209's avatar
    Recently came across a copy missing the jacket. If anyone happens to have a spare jacket that they would like to sell please let me know.
    • MISTERROGERS's avatar
      It’s not often said but this record is local level sound wise and even BELOW that composition should never have come out in the first place. It’s a shockingly drastic deterioration from the majesty of the debut and Easter everywhere. It is a sonic blemish on the legacy. Tommy Halls lectures don’t save it. You could almost call it a parody if it wasn’t so tragic. A lot of these are barely held together crap tunes sorry but it has to be said.
      • cdcoffin's avatar
        I have a sleeve of this record I picked up for a buck, in VG condition. If anyone needs a cleaner copy of the sleeve just let me know, happy to let it go for the buck I paid plus shipping to another fan.
        • mundayschild's avatar
          Edited 6 years ago
          This may be my favorite ever Elevators album. It's just brilliant from start to finish full of great music.
          You can put this on without skipping any tracks from start to finish.
          As much as I love the first two elevators albums, this one is like the 'ugly duckling' of the pack which is why I'm fond of it.
          There's also a weird bluesy psychedelic feel to the whole thing, Sutherland's guitar playing is exceptional on this record and you can hear him cutting loose much more here. Lysergic lead lines with awesome reverb capture that stoned acid zone out feel.
          This LP is most appropriate for taking psilocybin to.
          • mordiggian
            Edited 9 years ago
            On “Bull of the Woods,” Stacy Sutherland took over most of the songwriting and vocals for the Elevators with amazing results. Stacy’s style mixes the bluesy with the transcendental, resulting in fuzzy cosmic honky-tonk jams that drip with the weird melancholy of a weary traveler to other dimensions. “Til Then” features some brilliant slide-guitar playing that outshines anything Sterling Morrison ever did for the Velvet Underground. “Scarlet and Gold” may be the best song on the album--shimmery guitars chime sadly while Sutherland recounts a folksy and laconically existential narrative of a lonely man trying to save his soul. The chorus is downright ghostly, with Sutherland intoning “And our tired eyes will cease their burning/When the devil’s bones lay parching in the sun/And the night man is waiting at the station/Gathering all the stops one by one/I suggest that you make a reservation/before all these things are done,” a bleak, countrified vision of the apocalypse that gives way in the bridge to some incredibly tranced-out & bluesy soloing. “The Rose and the Thorn” is another one of the album's many standout tracks. The song starts off slow with start-stop drum rolls before building up to a soaring melancholic crescendo that’s easily one of the most chilling moments in the Elevators' music. It’s as if you can hear Stacy slipping into the spirit world while he sings. The song totally eschews a verse-chorus-verse arrangement, opting instead for a constantly changing structure that’s almost like an epic Amon Düül II jam condensed into a three-minute pop song. The few appearances Roky makes on the album are all mesmerizing, especially his subdued and otherworldly performance of the reverb-drenched mantra “May the Circle Remain Unbroken,” which closes the album on an almost ritualistic note. “Bull of the Woods” is one of the most visionary psychedelic rock albums, as well as one of the darkest.



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