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 'N': 6 bands in database

Naturals (United States)Neat Change (United Kingdom)
New Colony Six (United States)Night Walkers (Puerto Rico)
Nosferatu (Germany)Nucleus (Canada)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'N': 62 artists in database

Al NicholAlex Napier
Andy NewmarkAxel Nieling
Bill NelsonBob Narloch
Bobby NotkoffCheb Nettles
Christopher NielsenCy Nicklin
Dave NevinDick Schulte Nordholt
Eddy NaegeliFloyd Newman
Frank NewbouldFrank Nuyens
Geoff NichollsGeoff Nicholls
Geoff NicholsonGerard Nel
Hermann Jürgen NienhausHouschäng Néjadepour
Jack NitzscheJames Howard
Jeff NowlenJeremy Noone
Jesper NehammerJim Nyeholt
Joey NewmanJohn Norum
Joop van NimwegenJosé Noguera
Jutta NienhausLarry Nowlin
Les NicolLynton Naiff
Mani NeumeierMark Naftalin
Matthias NicolaiMichael Ney
Mick NobbsNeil Korner
Nick St. NicholasNoerche
Ole NordenhofPail Ngozi
Paul NewtonPaul Noble
Peter NelsonR.G. Nave
Ray NovackRoger North
Steve NelsonTadeusz Nalepa
Ted NugentTerje Nilsen
Terry NolderTerry Noon
Tony NewmanVernon Nash
Włodzimierz NahornyZeke Nuez

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