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 'E': 11 bands in database

Earth (United Kingdom)East of Eden (United Kingdom)
Easybeats (Australia)Egg (United Kingdom)
Electric Food (Germany)Ellis (United Kingdom)
End (United Kingdom)Episode Six (United Kingdom)
Epitaph (Germany)Expression (Australia)
Eyes of Blue (United Kingdom)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'E': 63 artists in database

Alan EstesAllan Ellwood
Arthur EizenburgBob Ellwood
Bob EvansBrian Eno
Bruce EpsteinCass Elliot
Clif EdwardsClive Edwards
Dave EllisDennis Edmonton
Eddie EcksteinErmano Ghisio Erba
George EdwardsGreg Elmore
Guy EvansHans van Eijck
Hans van EmdenHartmut Enke
Heinz "Enzo" ErnstHoward Eddy, Jr.
Ian EastJ. Vincent Edwards
Jörg EversJaap van Eick
Jeremy EnsorJerry Edmonton
Jimmy EdwardsJoe Ellis
John EatonJohn Etheridge
Karl-Heinz EngelhardtKenn Ellner
Klaus EbertLu Edmonds
Lyn EdwardsMariano Escriu
Michael Anton EckardMike Edell
Mike EulerMike Evans
Nick EvansPete Escovedo
Peter ElbrachtPolle Eduard
Poul EhlersPreben Eriksen
Ray ElliotRick Elger
Rob EspinosaRobert Ellwood
Rod EvansRoky Erickson
Ross EastSteve "George" Eddington
Steve EllisStuart Evans
Ted EmmettTommy Eyre
Tony EdwardsWayne Erwin
Yan Emeric

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