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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 'M': 32 bands in database

A.R. & Machines (Germany)Danny McCulloch (United Kingdom)
Magic Lanterns (United Kingdom)Mama Lion (United States)
Mamas & Papas (United States)Man (United Kingdom)
Manband (United Kingdom)Marbles (United States)
Maru Sankaku Shikaku (Japan)Masters Apprentices (Australia)
Matching Mole (United Kingdom)Matchmakers (United Kingdom)
May Blitz (United Kingdom)MC/5 (United States)
MC5 (United States)McDonald and Giles (United Kingdom)
Medicine Head (United Kingdom)Method (United Kingdom)
Mighty Baby (United Kingdom)Mint Tattoo (United States)
Moby Grape (United States)Modern Teenage Quartet (Netrherlands)
Mojo (United States)Mojo Men (United States)
Moles (United Kingdom)Monks (Germany)
Motions (Netrherlands)Motor City Five (United States)
Mott the Hoople (United Kingdom)Move (United Kingdom)
Moving Sidewalks (United States)Zoot Money (United Kingdom)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'M': 285 artists in database

?"Mooney" Mazzone
A. Michael MartinezAdam Myers
Alison McCallumAndrew "Duck" MacDonald
Andrew McCullochAndy Mackay
Andy McCullochAndy Mitchell
Angus McLeanAnna Medley
Barry McCoyBarry Mitchell
Barry MitterhoffBenny Miller
Benoit MoerlenBernie Marsden
Bernie McGannBeryl Marsden
Bill MacCormickBill Madge
Bill MarrenBill Masuda
Bill O'MalleyBilly Boy Miskimmin
Bob MetkeBob Morris
Bob MosleyBob Muller
Braam MalherbeBrenden Mason
Bruno MerzBryn Merrick
Buddy MilesByron Miller
Carole MurielCharles Miller
Charlie McCrackenChas Mills
Chris MeyerChuck Maher
Clem "Paddy" McCartneyDan Mitchell
Dana MoretDardo Martínez
Daryl McKenzieDave MacRae
Dave MaloneyDave Markee
Dave MasonDave McCall
Dave McDougallDave McTavish
Dave MemottDave Meredith
Dave MichaelsDave Millen
Dave MoulaisonDavid K. Mathews
David MargenDavid Matthews
David MinerDawn Muir
Declan MulliganDek Messecar
Dennis MooreDennis Mundy
Dewey MartinDiana Mangano
Didier MalherbeDieter Meier
Dik MikDon Metchick
Don MixterDon Murray
Doug McDonaldDuncan McGuire
Eduardo MateoEliett Mackrell
Ellen MeierErnesto Murillo
Ernie McElwaineFloyd Marcus
Francis MonkmanFrancis Moze
Frank MannixFrank Mille
Frank MontoyaFrank Muyser
Frank MylesFranklin Madjid
Fred MonicksFreddy Macedo
Freddy MangiliGabriel Magno
Gagey MrozeckGallen Murphy
Gareth MortimerGary Marker
Georg MeierGeorge Miller
George MonroeGerd Müller
Goldy McJohnGraham Maitland
Greg MastersGunvar Marken
György MolnárGypie Mayo
Henry McCulloughHerman Meyer
Ian MawsonIan McDonald
Ian McLaganIan McLane
Ian MclaughlinIan Moncur
Ian MosleyJack McCulloch
Jackie McAuleyJacky Mauer
Jacques MercureJean-Pierre Massiera
Jerry McGeorgeJerry Miller
Jim McCartyJim McGillivray
Jim MessinaJim Mortimore
Jim MullenJim Murray
Jimmy MadisonJimmy McCulloch
Joe McCargerJoey Molland
John MarshallJohn Mayhew
John McInerneyJohn McKenzie
John McLaughlinJohn Meeks
John MerrillJohn Michalski
John MillerJohn Mills
John MooresheadJohn Morshead
John MurphyJohn Norman Mitchell
Jonah MitchellJordi Molet
Jose MalaKawabata Makoto
Keith MillarKeith Moon
Ken MatthewKenny McDowell
Kephera MoonKerry McKenna
Kevin MannKevin Murphy
Kim MerzKohji "Tohchan" Miura
Larry MarksLothar Meid
Lou MarignanLou Martin
Louis Campbell McKelveyLouis Montaruli
Lydia PhillipsLynn Mittell
Mabron McKinneyMal Capewell
Malcolm McGeeMalcolm Mooney
Malcolm MorleyManolo Martínez
Manuel MariMarcus Malone
Mary Ellen BellMaurice Metayer
Max MiddletonMichał Muzolf
Michael "Xner" MeixnerMichael Mau
Michael McEvoyMichael Monarch
Michael MoorcockMichael Moore
Michel MartelMick Meehan
Mikael MillerMike ???
Mike McCormackMike McKenna
Mike MeekhamMike Moran
Mitch MitchellMus Mulyadi
Mystery ManNeil Merryweather
Neil MurrayNic Martens
Nigel MacaraNorman Mayell
Paoli MejíasPat McAuley
Patricia MorrisonPatrick McBride
Paul van MelzenPete McQueen
Peter MeasrochPeter Mellin
Phil ManzaneraPhil McKenzie
Phil MillerPhil Mogg
Pierre MartinPierre Moerlen
Rainer MarzRalph Molina
Ralph MuscatelliRamsay Mackay
Ray MajorsRich Morrison
Richard McKennerRick Martinez
Rick MorcombeRick Morrison
Rik MartinezRob Moore
Robert MartinezRobert Metayer
Robert MillerRobin Muyser
Rodger MayneRoger McKew
Ron MeagherRonnie Meyes
Ronnie MillingRosi Müller
Roy MorganRushton Moreve
Sabine MerbachSam McCue
Scott MaxeyShyamal Maïtra
Shyamal MaitraSonny Mone
Spyros MetaxasSteve "Annapurna" Moorhouse
Steve MarriottSteve Miller
Steve MillinerSteve Morse
Steve MortkowitzSteve Murphy
Stuart "Mac" McDonaldTakashi Matsumoto
Tamás MihályTat Meager
Terry MacNeilTim Mycroft
Ting MarkulinTom Marshall
Tom McEwanTom Moore
Tommy McClendonTommy Mwale
Tony 'Tex' MakinsTony Martin
Tony McPheeTony Murray
Urbano MoraesVan Morrison
Veit MarvosVic Mastrianni
Vinnie MooreVivienne McAuliffe
Warren MorganWayne Mathews
Werner MonkaWolfgang Müller
Zoot Money

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