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RockBoar.com 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.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychedelic_Rock

 

Psychedelic Rock bands starting with 'K': 20 bands in database

Ace Kefford Stand (United Kingdom)El Kinto (Uruguay)
John Kongos (South Africa (RSA))Jorma Kaukonen (United States)
Kahvas Jute (Australia)Kak (United States)
Kashmir (Denmark)Khan (United Kingdom)
Kickbit Information (Germany)Killing Floor (United Kingdom)
Kingdom Come (United Kingdom)Kirkbys (United Kingdom)
Kissing Spell (Chile)Kjoe (Netrherlands)
Klits (Netrherlands)Knack (United Kingdom)
Koala (United States)Kraftwerk (Germany)
Krokodil (Switzerland)Rebop Kwaku Baah (Ghana)
 

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'K': 131 artists in database

Aad van der KreeftAce Kefford
Alan "Bam" KingAlekos Karakantas
Anargyros "Silver" KoulourisAndrás Kovacsics
Andy KeillerAsbjorn Krogtft
Beer KlaasseBen King
Bernd KieferBernd Kolbe
Bruce KulickCarlo Karges
Chris KarrerClaus-Robert Kruse
Craig KempDan Frye
Dane KronenbergDanny King
Dariusz KozakiewiczDave Kaffinetti
Dave KindredDave Kubinec
David J. KeyesDimitris Katakouzinos
Dyl KatzEberhard Kranemann
Eberhard KrietschEero Koivistoinen
Eiji KikuchiEric Kittringham
Erwin KamaFerdy Karmelk
François KirouacFred Kelly
Gearie KenworthyGeorge Khan
George KinneyGeorge Kochbek
Gerd KloeckerGerry Kenwworthy
Gerry Van KollenburgHans Joachim Kreutzfeld
Hellmuth KolbeHoward Kaylan
János KóborJörg-Dieter Krahe
Jan KaspersenJan Kazda
Jean-Jacques KravetzJeff Kollmann
Jesse Lee KincaidJim Keays
Jim KennedyJim Keylor
Jim KingJoe Konas
Joe KookenJogi Karpenkiel
John KayJohn Kerrison
John KnightsbridgeJohn Kongos
John KookenJohn Kowalski
Jorma KaukonenJun Kobayashi
K.J. KnightKatsuhiko Kobayashi
Ken KoblunKevin Keating
Kevin KelleyKlaus Esser
Klaus KrügerLee Keifer
Lee KerslakeLemmy Kilmister
Les KummelLorenz Köhler
Lutz Ludwig KramerManne Kraski
Mark "Spook" KahnMarkus Krug
Martin KentMatti Klatt
Michael "Mike" KesslerMichael Karch
Michael KaroliMichael Koch
Mick 'Zulu' KnightMick Kirkton
Mike KellieMira Kubasińska
Ole KühlPat Karwan
Paul KantnerPaul Karas
Paul KendrickPaul Kossoff
Peter KühmstedtPeter Kaukonen
Peter KraemerPlato Kostic
Ralph Burns KelloggRebop Kwaku Baah
Reg KingRené Krijnen
Renate KnaupRichard Kermode
Rik KentonRobert Kirby
Rolf KöhlerRolf Kohler
Shigemi KomiyamaSimon King
Simon KirkeStig Kreutzfeldt
Tadashi KosakaTamás Künsztler
Terry KnightThomas Kretschmer
Thomas KuckuckTommy Kinsella
Tony KayeVincent E. Kusy
Walter KempWarren Keith
Wayne KramerWolfgang Kracht
Wolfgang Krischke

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