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 'R': 18 bands in database

Achim Reichel (Germany)Keith Relf (United Kingdom)
Les Révoltés (Canada)Otis Redding (United States)
Randy Pie (Germany)Rare Bird (United Kingdom)
Rattles (Germany)Ray Owen's Moon (United Kingdom)
Renaissance (United Kingdom)Rising Sons (United States)
Rising Storm (United States)Rock Garden (United States)
Rockets (United States)Rockin' Foo (United States)
Rotary Connection (United States)Roxy Music (United Kingdom)
Rubayyat (United States)Rupert's People (United Kingdom)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'R': 175 artists in database

Achim ReichelAl Read
Andre ReynenAndy Rae
Andy RoidAndy Ross
Barbara RobisonBenny Rietveld
Bernd RösnerBill Reynolds
Bill RichardsonBill Ryland
Billy RylandsBob Richards
Bob RiggBobby Rector
Bobby RondinelliBruce Rowland
Burghard RauschCaptain Rizz
Cathy RichardsonCharlie Rockwell
Charly RatzerChris Rhyne
Christopher RobinCraig Ross
Dale ReedDaryl Roberts
Dave RimmerDave Riordan
David RandleDavid Reay
David RoseDemis Roussos
Dennis ReganDick Remelinck
Doug RauchEnrique Rivera
Fabio Del RioFalk Rogner
Flemming Giese RasmussenFrank Robson
Frankie RodriguezFred Rivera
Freddie RavelFritz Randow
Gene ReslerGeoffrey Richardson
Gerard RomeynGerardo Manuel Rojas
Gilberto "Gil" RiveraGraham Richards
Greg RidleyGregg Rolie
Gus RodriguezHans Reffert
Hansford RoweHenry Rasof
Hermann RugensteinHilary Roy
Ian RilenInga Rumpf
Ivor RubinsteinJack Russell
James RhodesJames Rutledge
Jane RelfJeff Rosenberg
Jerry RichardsJerry Roth
Jim RocheJoachim Reiser
Joachim RietenbachJoe Read
John "Screamin JR " RichardsonJohn Ford
John ReadJohn Robinson
John RussellJoop Roelofs
Junior RiosKeith Relf
Kenny RoweKirk Riddle
Klaus RöderLanny Roenicke
Larry RaspberryLarry Reinhardt
Larry Ripley Leif Roden
Lucie RejchrtovaLuther Rabb
Manfred "Manne" RürupManfred Rürup
Manuel RodríguezMarcelo Ringel
Mark RobsonMark Ryan
Martin RoscoeMarty Rodriguez
Mauro RattaggiMichael Racoon
Michael RotherMick Ralphs
Mick RonsonMike Ratledge
Mike RoadMike Rudd
Mike RutherfordMinnie Riperton
Norm RogersNorm Roue
Otis ReddingOtto Richard
Otto RichterPaul Raymond
Paul ReynoldsPaul Rose
Paul RudolphPeter 'Robbo' Robertson
Peter RietmannPeter Roberts
Phil RyanRaimo Rautarinne
Ralf SchmiedingRandy Reeder
Randy RussRaphael Rudd
Rat ScabiesRaul Rekow
Razem RübelReck
Rejean RuelRene Robrahn
Richard RoseburghRick Randle
Rick RankinRick Rheinish
Rico ReyesRob Cunningham
Rob RuzgaRobin Robbins
Rod RoachRolf Rettberg
Ronnie RiceRonnie Robot
Rubén RadaRudy Romero
Sam RighiSteve Radford
Steve ReushSteve Robinson
Steve RossSteve Ross
Steve RumphSteve Rye
Stewart RojoStuart Rossister
Sue RichmanTerry Rae
Tim RobinsonTom Ramsey
Tommy ReillyTony Rainer
Tony RansleyTony Reeves
Tony RiversTrevor Rabin
Volker ReinholdWalfredo Reyes
Walfredo Reyes, Jr.Walter Rossi
Windham ReesWolfgang Reimer
Wolfgang Rieke

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