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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 'P': 22 bands in database

Alan Price (United Kingdom)Doug Parkinson In Focus (Australia)
Pacific Sound (Switzerland)Pack (United States)
Pan (United States)Panal (Chile)
Panta Rei (Sweden)Parrish & Gurvitz (United Kingdom)
Pazop (Belgium)Peanut Butter Conspiracy (United States)
Pesky Gee (United Kingdom)Pete Brown & Piblokto! (United Kingdom)
Planet Gong (France)Plastic Penny (United Kingdom)
Playboys (United States)Plum Nelly (United States)
Principal Edwards (United Kingdom)Principal Edwards Magic Theatre (United Kingdom)
Psychedelic Warriors (United Kingdom)Pupils (United Kingdom)
Pussy (United Kingdom)St. Thomas Pepper Smelter (Peru)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'P': 160 artists in database

Alan PasquaAlan Powell
Alan PriceAlby Power
Alex ParisAndy Paley
Andy ParkerAndy Petre
Anthony PhillipsArmando Peraza
Arthur PenthollowBarney Palm
Bill PuttBrian Parrish
Bruce PaineBruce Palmer
Bruno PerosaCaesar Perrig
Carl PalmerCarlo Pinto
Carole PaquinCharlie Prince
Chris PerryChuck Portz
Colin PearsonColin Pratley
Conny PlankCozy Powell
Craig PackhamDanny Peyronel
Danny PhayDave Palmer
Dave PetchDave Plotel
Dave PrestonDave Pritchard
David ParamorDavid Petri
David PriceDean Parks
Dehner E. PattenDeidre La Porte
Dennis PennagaDerek Pelecci
Dickie PetersonDon Partridge
Don PoncherDoug Parkinson
Eddie PhillipsEric Peachey
Eric PeaseFrank Pagano
Frank PerryFred Pappalardo
Gábor PresserGary Peters
Ged PeckGeorge Pentzikis
Gerd PaetzkeGiorgos Petridis
Harry PoulosHelmut Pohl
Ian PaiceJürgen Pluta
Jean PichéJerre Peterson
Jerry PeloquinJim Parker
Jim PembrokeJim Penson
Jim PonsJimmy Page
Jochen PetersJochen Petersen
Johannes PappertJohn Albert Parker
John G. PerryJohn Peckhart
John PerryJohn Petersen
John PhillipsJohn Phillips
John PorterJohn Power
John PughJon Plotel
Jorge PinchevskyJosh Pollock
Jytte PilloniKarl Perazzo
Ken PitlikKen Pustelnik
Kenny PickettKenny Poole
Kevin PattersonLee Pastora
Lee PickinsLeo Potts
Leon PatilloMac Poole
Malcolm PoolManuela Freifrau Von Perfall
Maria PopkievitchMark Charig
Matt PiucciMel Pachuta
Michelle PhillipsMick Palmer
Mick ParsonsMike Pardee
Mike PastoraMike Patto
Mike PortMike Price
Nic PotterNick Pallett
Nicky PayneNicola Pankoff
Niels PontoppidanNigel Philips
Nino ParisiOle Poulsen
Paul BurtonPaul Pilnick
Peter PaulPip Pyle
Poli PalmerPrairie Prince
Rachel PrattRandy Pratt
Ric PrinceRichard Pannell
Rick ParnellRick Price
Robbie PavidRobbie Plazier
Rod PriceRoger Page
Roger PopeRoger Powell
Ron PerritSammy Piazza
Simon PhillipsSteve Perron
Steve PetreySteve Price
Steve PristashTerry Park
Terry PooleThomas Puggard-Müller
Tim PartridgeTim Piper
Tom ParkerTuro Paschayan
Victor PantojaVictor Peraino
Viv PrinceWayne Proctor
Werni PrahlachWolfgang Paap

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