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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 'L': 15 bands in database

Charles Lamont (United States)H.P. Lovecraft (United States)
Jackie Lomax (United Kingdom)Jimerfield Legend (United States)
Ladies W.C. (Venezuela)Leaf Hound (United Kingdom)
Legend (United States)Lemon Pipers (United States)
Lightyears Away (United Kingdom)Limonada (Uruguay)
Locomotive (United Kingdom)Lomax Alliance (United Kingdom)
Lords Of London (United States)Lotus (Australia)
Lucifer's Friend (Germany)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'L': 125 artists in database

Adrian AskewAletta Lohmeyer
Alex LigertwoodAndrew Love
Andy Fairweather LowBill Laswell
Bob LambBob Lehnert
Bob LeneseBob Livingston
Bogdan LewandowskiCarl Lockhart
Carlo LittleCarlos Fernández Lorenzen
Charles LamontChris Lockheed
Chris LovegroveChristopher Lloyd
Cosimo LampisDamon
Dan LoweDaniel "Lobito" Lagarde
Danny LeggeDarren Lyons
Dave LawsonDave Lutton
David LewisDavid O'List
Deke LeonardDexter Lloyd
Dick Lee-SmithDigo Lecci
Don LowerEnrico Lombardi
Ferry LeverFlorian Laber
Frank LugoGille Lettmann
Glenn Lewis Gloria Lambert
Graham LearGreg Lake
Gunnar LindqvistGustl Luetjens
Guy LimogesHans Klitgaard Larsen
Hans LampeHughie Leggat
Huw Lloyd-LangtonIan Lynn
Ivan LauritzenJózsef Laux
Jackie LomaxJames "Mingo" Lewis
James LangstonJames Litherland
Jean-Louis LeclercJeff Labes
Jeff LynneJerry Lemberger
Jim LekasJim Leverton
Joel LarsonJohn Lawson
John LawtonJohn Lee
John LloydJohn Lumley-Saville
Jon LordJulian Laxton
Karl-Hermann LüerKazimir Lux
Ken LewisKurt "Zappo" Lüngen
Lee NealeLemmie Lembrecht
Leo LeDucLeon Lawson
Marc LebelMark Lampariello
Max LässerMichael Lewis
Mike LevonNeil Landon
Norbert LehmannNorman Lombardo
Péter LángPatrice Lemoine
Peter De LeeuwePeter Lemer
Peter LeopoldPhil Lanzon
Phil LenoirPierre van der Linden
Rainer LingkRandy Lewis
Ray LeschReal Latendresse
Rejean LegareRex W. Ludwick
Ricardo LanzaRichard Lockwood
Rick LoberRick van der Linden
Rob De LucaRob Lauwers
Robbie van LeeuwenRod Lester
Rod LyntonRonnie Lane
Ronnie LeathermanSam Linde
Steve "Buff" LindsaySteve Lagana
T LavitzThomas Lüdemann
Thomas LohmannTom Lilly
Tom LundénTony Lander
Tony LindsayTweke Lewis
Ulrich LeopoldYves Ladouceur
Zabba Lindner

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