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 'P': 18 bands in database

Alan Price (United Kingdom)Pacific Sound (Switzerland)
Pack (United States)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)
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': 145 artists in database

Alan PasquaAlan Powell
Alan PriceAlby Power
Alex ParisAndy Paley
Andy ParkerAndy Petre
Anthony PhillipsArmando Peraza
Barney PalmBill Putt
Brian ParrishBruce Paine
Bruce PalmerBruno Perosa
Caesar PerrigCarl Palmer
Carlo PintoCarole Paquin
Charlie PrinceChris Perry
Chuck PortzColin Pearson
Colin PratleyConny Plank
Cozy PowellCraig Packham
Danny PeyronelDave Palmer
Dave PetchDave Preston
Dave PritchardDavid Paramor
David PetriDavid Price
Dean ParksDehner E. Patten
Dennis PennagaDerek Pelecci
Dickie PetersonDon Partridge
Don PoncherEddie Phillips
Eric PeacheyEric Pease
Frank PaganoFrank Perry
Fred PappalardoGábor Presser
Gary PetersGed Peck
George PentzikisGerd Paetzke
Giorgos PetridisHarry Poulos
Helmut PohlIan Paice
Jürgen PlutaJean Piché
Jerre PetersonJerry Peloquin
Jim ParkerJim Pembroke
Jim PensonJim Pons
Jimmy PageJochen Peters
Jochen PetersenJohannes Pappert
John Albert ParkerJohn G. Perry
John PeckhartJohn Perry
John PhillipsJohn Porter
John PowerJorge Pinchevsky
Josh PollockJytte Pilloni
Karl PerazzoKen Pitlik
Ken PustelnikKenny Pickett
Lee PastoraLee Pickins
Leo PottsLeon Patillo
Mac PooleMalcolm Pool
Manuela Freifrau Von PerfallMaria Popkievitch
Mark CharigMel Pachuta
Michelle PhillipsMick Palmer
Mick ParsonsMike Pastora
Mike PattoMike Port
Mike PriceNic Potter
Nick PallettNicky Payne
Nicola PankoffNiels Pontoppidan
Nigel PhilipsNino Parisi
Ole PoulsenPaul Burton
Paul PilnickPeter Paul
Pip PylePoli Palmer
Prairie PrinceRachel Pratt
Randy PrattRic Prince
Richard PannellRick Parnell
Rick PriceRobbie Pavid
Robbie PlazierRod Price
Roger PageRoger Pope
Roger PowellRon Perrit
Sammy PiazzaSimon Phillips
Steve PerronSteve Petrey
Terry ParkTerry Poole
Thomas Puggard-MüllerTim Partridge
Tim PiperTom Parker
Turo PaschayanVictor Pantoja
Victor PerainoViv Prince
Wayne ProctorWerni Prahlach
Wolfgang Paap

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