Psychedelic Rock

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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     Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs.

     Psychedelic music draws its inspiration from the experience of mind-altering drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, ecstasy and especially LSD. Characteristic features of the style include modal melodies, lengthy instrumental solos, esoteric lyrics and "trippy" special effects such as reversed, distorted, delayed and/or phased sounds.

     The first group to advertise themselves as psychedelic rock were the 13th Floor Elevators from Texas, at the end of 1965. The term was first used in print in the Austin Statesman in an article about the band titled "Unique Elevators shine with psychedelic rock", dated 10 February 1966, and theirs was the first album to use the term as part of its title, in "The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators", released in August that year.

     Psychedelic rock bridged the transition from early blues- and folk music-based rock to progressive rock, glam rock, hard rock and as a result influenced the development of sub-genres such as heavy metal.

     In the United States, psychedelic music was particularly characteristic of the West Coast sound, with bands such as the Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, Country Joe and The Fish, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Vanilla Fudge, Tommy James and the Shondells and Jefferson Airplane in the vanguard.



Psychedelic Rock bands starting with 'C': 27 bands in database

Alice Cooper (United States)Alice Cooper (band) (United States)
Can (Germany)Capability Brown (United Kingdom)
Captain Beyond (United States)Caravan (United Kingdom)
Charge (United Kingdom)Charlatans (United States)
Children (United States)Circle Triangle Square (Japan)
Circus (United Kingdom)Colosseum (United Kingdom)
Company Caine (Australia)Cosmic Jokers (Germany)
Count Five (United States)Coven (United States)
Craig (United Kingdom)Crazy World of Arthur Brown (United Kingdom)
Cream (United Kingdom)Creation (United Kingdom)
Crossbreeze (Norwey)Crowd + 1 (United States)
Crystalline (United Kingdom)Culpeper's Orchard (Denmark)
Jeff St. John's Copperwine (Australia)Second Coming (United States)
Sheila Carter Band (United Kingdom)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'C': 198 artists in database

Adib CastaAlex Caird
Alf CookAli Claudi
Alice CooperAndy Chapin
Andy CowleAndy Curtis
Anne-Marie "Binky" CullomArthur C. Carstens
Barry ClarkBill Castle
Billy CarmassiBjorn Christiansen
Bob CaldwellBob Carlson
Bob ChandlerBob Cohan
Bob O'ConnorBobby Caldwell
Bobby CochranBrian Calvert
Brian CocoranBrian Cresswell
Captain SensibleCarl Chambers
Carlos CoralesCharlie Carey
Chris Carrodus CoombsChris Cutler
Clem CattiniClem Clempson
Clive ChamanColin Campbell
Cotton CasinoCraig Chaquico
Curt CressDan Cole
Darryl CookDarryl Cotton
Dave "Bucket" ColwellDave Carroll
Dave CaseyDave Chambers
Dave CharlesDavid Clouston
David CoverdaleDenis Croce
Denise CainesDenise Corales
Dennis ChambersDon Christopher
Doug CliffordEd Cassidy
Eric CairnsEric Chipulina
Eric ClaptonExene Cervenka
Fayi CrownFrançois Causse
Francesco De CristofaroFrank Clark
Fred CabanFred Callan
Gabriel CostaGary Cambra
Gary CharmanGary Coates
Gary CreightonGraham Clark
Greg CarterHiroshi Chiba
Holger CzukayIan Clarke
J.J. CaleJack Casady
James L. CurryJason Cahoon
Jeff CressmanJeff Cutler
Jerry ColeJim Capaldi
Jim ChernissJim Cregan
Jimmy CampbellJimmy Casazza
Joe CastagnoJoe Cocker
Joey CovingtonJohn Cammelot
John CannJohn Cannon
John CarterJohn Caswell
John CipollinaJohn Cruickshank
John Du CannJohnny Carroll
Jon CampJon Cole
Julian CopeLaurence Cottle
Leith CorbettLen Cox
Leon "Ndugu" ChanclerLol Coxhill
Louis CennamoLuciano Ciccaglione
Luis CabazaLynn Carey
Mario "Chichito" CabralMark Clarke
Max CarlMel Collins
Michael CarabelloMichael Carlos
Mick ClarkeMick Cook
Mike ClarkMike St. Clair
Mino CineluMont Campbell
Neil CarterNic Carrafa
Noel CruzOlaf Casalich
Oran ColtranePaddy Coulter
Papa John CreachPat Couchois
Patrick CogneauxPaul Canella
Paul CarrackPaul Chapman
Paul CranePete Carr
Pete ChymonPete Clifford
Pete CorreaPete Cruickshank
Phil ChenPhil Collins
Phil CordellRalph Cohen
Ray CookRay Cooper
Ray CraigRaynald Chaumont
Richard CantuRichard Chadwick
Richard CoughlanRichard Croce
Rick CobbRobert Calvert
Roberto CarlottoRobin Crowley
Rod CoombesRoger Chapman
Ron CainesRon Cameron
Root CartwrightRoy Chaney
Ry CooderRyche Chlanda
Sammy ColemanSandy Colley
Spencer ConwaySterling Crew
Steve CassidySteve Chapman
Steve CookSteve Cropper
Stewart CopelandStu Cook
Terry ChimesTerry Cox
Terry CroweThomas Crimble
Tim CashionTodd Cohen
Tom CaccettaTom Coster
Tom CromptonTommy Clufetos
Tony CavallariTony Clarkson
Topper ClayTuriya Alice Coltrane
Vicenç CaldenteyVincent Crane
Vorriece CoopeWalter Cambón
Wayne CookWilgar Campbell
William CraunWilly Cavada
Winicjusz ChróstYves Chevalie

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