As part of Texas Monthly magazine’s current feature on ’60s-era Texas garage rock, writer Michael Hall has created a list of 12 songs from the era that, per the mag’s current cover story (“The Bucket List”), you must hear before you die. The list, whose most popular entry is undoubtedly the 13th Floor Elevators’ “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” includes three tracks by Fort Worth artists: The Rising Sons’ “I’m Blue,” The Jades’ “Little Girl,” and The Barons’ “Live and Die,” songs that also can be found alongside several dozen other ’60s-era Fort Worth garage-rockers’ tunes on the stunning three-volume box set, Fort Worth Teen Scene, released several years ago by New York City-based Norton Records.
In an accompanying video, Hall confirms that Fort Worth’s “teen scene” was perhaps the most popular in the state. Hard to believe that in conservative ol’ Fort Worth, youngsters were (gasp!) letting their hair grow past their ears and dig some Brit-pop-influenced tuneage. Has to say something about us. What? I’m not sure but probably something good. (Right?)