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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture Acid rock is a form of psychedelic rock, which is characterized by long instrumental solos, few (if any) lyrics and musical improvisation.

   Acid rock got its name because it served as "background" music for acid trips in underground parties in the 1960s (e.g. the Merry Pranksters' "Acid Tests"). ("Acid" is a slang term for LSD.) In an interview with Rolling Stone, Jerry Garcia quoted Grateful Dead band member Phil Lesh stating, "acid rock is what you listen to when you are high on acid." Garcia further stated there is no real psychedelic rock and that it is Indian classical music and some Tibetan music that are examples of music "designed to expand consciousness.

    The term "acid rock" is generally equivalent to psychedelic rock. Rolling Stone magazine includes early Pink Floyd as "acid-rock". In June 1967 Time magazine wrote, "From jukeboxes and transistors across the nation pulses the turned-on sound of acid-rock groups: the Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Moby Grape". In 1968 Life magazine referred to The Doors as the "Kings of Acid Rock".

   When hard rock and heavy metal became prominent in the early and mid-1970s, the phrase "acid rock" was sometimes mistakenly applied to these genres. Over time, these bands such as Alice Cooper fell in under the term "heavy metal" which replaced "acid rock" for these styles of music.


Acid Rock bands: 59 bands in database

13th Floor Elevators (United States)Abstract Truth (South Africa (RSA))
Afterglow (United States)Agape (United States)
Aggregation (United States)Agitation Free (Germany)
Ainigma (Germany)Amboy Dukes (United States)
American Amboy Dukes (United States)Andromeda (United Kingdom)
Aorta (United States)Axe (United Kingdom)
Axe Music (United Kingdom)Bakerloo (United Kingdom)
Bakerloo Blues Line (United Kingdom)Black Sabbath (United Kingdom)
Blue Buffalo (United Kingdom)Blue Cheer (United States)
Blue Mountain Eagle (United States)Brainticket (Switzerland)
Brian Mulder and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy (South Africa (RSA))Coven (United States)
Cream (United Kingdom)Crystalline (United Kingdom)
Damon (United States)Estes Brothers (United States)
Fresh Cream (United Kingdom)Fuzzy Duck (United Kingdom)
Grail (United Kingdom)Great Society (United States)
Groep 1850 (Netrherlands)Group 1850 (Netrherlands)
Herbal Mixture (United Kingdom)Human Beings (United States)
Human Beingz (United States)Human Beinz (United States)
Jefferson Airplane (United States)Jefferson Starship (United States)
Kak (United States)Klits (Netrherlands)
Leigh Stephens (United States)Lightyears Away (United Kingdom)
Moby Grape (United States)Orion's Beethoven (Argentinia)
PBC (South Africa (RSA))Peanut Butter Conspiracy (South Africa (RSA))
Quicksilver (United States)Quicksilver Messenger Service (United States)
Randy Holden (United States)Rufus Zuphall (Germany)
Shagrat (United Kingdom)Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (United Kingdom)
Steppenwolf (United States)Steve Peregrine Took 's Shagrat (United Kingdom)
Third Eye (South Africa (RSA))Thirteenth Floor Elevators, The (United States)
Toad (Switzerland)Tully (Australia)
Yellow Autumn (United States)

Acid Rock artists376 artists in database

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