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RockBoar.com 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.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychedelic_Rock

 

Psychedelic Rock bands starting with 'S': 33 bands in database

Carlos Santana (United States)John Kay & The Sparrow (Canada)
Leigh Stephens (United States)Les Sauterelles (Switzerland)
Lucas Sideras (Greece)Sanbun no san (Japan)
Santana (United States)Santana Blues Band (United States)
Saturnalia (United Kingdom)Scrugg (United Kingdom)
Shades of Blond (Canada)Shagrat (United Kingdom)
Shotgun Express (United Kingdom)Shy Limbs (United Kingdom)
Siloah (Germany)Small Faces (United Kingdom)
Soft Machine (United Kingdom)Sons of Adam (United States)
Sopwith Camel (United States)Soul Caravan (Germany)
Sparrow (Canada)Spectrum (Australia)
Sphinx Tush (Germany)Squires (United States)
Stackridge (United Kingdom)Stackridge Lemon (United Kingdom)
Steppenwolf (United States)Steve Peregrine Took 's Shagrat (United Kingdom)
Stig & Steen (Denmark)Strawberry Dust (United Kingdom)
Suck (South Africa (RSA))Sunday Servants (United States)
Sweathog (United States)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'S': 305 artists in database

Adrian ShawAl Shane
Alan Lee ShawAlan Shacklock
Alan SpennerAndreas Smietena
Andrew Szuch Jr.Andy Sneddon
Andy SolomonAndy Summers
Barry "Frosty" SmithBarry Skeels
Barry SparksBazz Smith
Bernd SchefflerBernd Schröder
Bernd SchulzBernhard Schuh
Bernie ShawBill Sissoev
Bill SmithBilly Sheehan
Bob SteelerBobby Simms
Brian ScottBrian Short
Brian SpracklingBruce Shay
Bruce StephensBruno Schaab
Bryce SheltonCarl Stokes
Carlos SantanaCasey Sonoban
Charles StepneyChris Sharley
Chris SladeChris Smith
Chris SolbergChris Stainton
Chris StewartChuck Steaks
Clive ShepherdColin Standring
Conrad SchnitzlerCurtis Salgado
Dale SmithDamo Suzuki
Darby SlickDaryl Stuermer
Dave SalceDave Sinclair
Dave SkillinDave Smith
Dave SpitzDave Stewart
Dave StruthersDave Sturt
David SanciousDavid Smale
Dawn SelbyDennis Sullivan
Derek ShulmanDetlef Stegen
Diane Stewart-BondDick Stubbs
Dieter SadlowskyDieter Saller
Dieter SerfasDon Sellers
Don SennevilleDon Summers
Earl SimsEarl Slick
Ed 'Shred' SchroederEd Spevock
Eddie SerratoEddie Shaw
Emil SchultErb Swanigan
Eric SingerEric Stewart
Finn SlettenFlemming Knud Sørensen
Florian Schneider-EslebenFranco Di Stefano
Frank "Poncho" SampedroFrank Seidel
Frans SmitFred "Sonic" Smith
Fritz ScheyhingGünther Sohr
Geoff SwettenhamGerry Savage
Gert SmedegaardGilli Smyth
Gordon SheardGordon Smith
Grace SlickGraham Simpson
Grant SerpellGreg Sheehan
Gulliver SmithGunnar Schäfer
Gunther SteinbornHans-Erik Steffersen
Harry StojkaHarvey Shield
Harvey SorgenHeinrich Stricker
Hendrik SchaperHenk Smitskamp
Henning SchmitzHenry Spinetti
Hetty SmitHoward Scott
Howie SmithIrmin Schmidt
Jørgen StigJörg Schwenke
Jürg StockerJózef Skrzek
Jack SmolinskiJaime Seijas
Jaki LiebezeitJakub “Kuba” Szczepanski
Jan SchelhaasJano Stojka
Jason StuartJay Sharkey
Jerry ShirleyJerry Slick
Jim SimpsonJim Simpson
Jimmy SmithJimmy Stringfellow
Joe SatrianiJoey Stefko
Johannes SchmoellingJohn Schuursma
John SeiterJohn Silver
John SinclairJohn Sloman
John StarkJohn Strangio
Johnny SandlinJomac Suazo
Jon SeagroattJon Sevink
Jon SmallJon Stocklin
José Luis SosaKarl Georg Steffan
Karl-Heinz SchottKenny Slade
Ketil StensvikKevin Sinott
Kevin SpaceyKevin Stephenson
Klaus SchulzKlaus Schulze
Kurt "Pastor" Ziegler SimonsenLarry Spangler
Laurie SinclairLeigh Sagar
Leigh StephensLewis Steinberg
Linda SpaLoren Standlee
Lorenzo SantamaríaLucas Sideras
Makis SaliarisManfred Schulz
Marc SwensonMarek Surzyn
Mario SeijasMartin Sacher
Martin SnellMartin Steer
Martin StellmanMartin Stone
Marvyn SharpeMaurice Saul
Max SprangenbergMel Schacher
Mel SimpsonMichael Schenker
Michael ShrieveMichael Sorafine
Michael StuartMick Slattery
Mick StewartMickey Simmonds
Micky StickdornMiguel Sergides
Mike "Mutter" SlaterMike Sauer
Mike SmithMike Starrs
Mike StoffnerMyke Scavone
Neal SchonNeal Smith
Nick SimperNick South
Nicky SkopelitisNigel Smith
Nobuhiko ShinoharaOedin Syach
Papa Dee AllenPat Soriano
Pattie SantosPaul "Shirley" Shepley
Paul Samwell-SmithPaul Simpson
Pekka SarmantoPete Sears
Peter K. SeilerPeter Sando
Peter SchildPeter Schmidt
Peter SeilbergerPeter Shoesmith
Peter SjardinPeter Solley
Peter SteffenPeter Stember
Peter SwettenhamPhil Sawyer
Phil ShulmanPhil Shutt
Phil SmithRachel Stavage
Ralph ShuckettRay Shulman
Ray SmedleyRay Stock
Reinhold SpiegelfeldRene van Spanje
Ric SandersRichard Schonherz
Richard ScottRichard Sinclair
Richard StoreyRichard Stubbings
Rick SharpeRick Springfield
Rik SandfordRobin Shaw
Rod StewartRoger Saksenvik
Roger SpencerRoger Stanton
Roger SwallowRoger Swanson
Roland SchaefferRolf-Dieter Schnapka
Ron SaurmanRon Sellers
Ronnie SelbyRonnie Swinson
Russell SmithSammy Stitt
Saro PucciaSharon Sims
Shayna StewartShell Schellekens
Shigeru SuzukiShirley Smith
Sid SmithSkip Skinner
Skip SpenceSnips
Sonny SharrockStacy Sutherland
Stamatis SpanoudakisSteffe
Stephen StillsSteve Schroyder
Steve SchusterSteve Scott
Steve SmithSteve Stone
Steve SwindellsTamás Somló
Terence SullivanTerry Sims
Terry SladeTerry Stevens
Tom ScheftTom Skidmore
Tony SommersTrey Sabatelli
Troy Spence JrUlrich Schnauss
Val StevensVal Stoecklein
Wayne SmithWendy Saddington
Wilhelm SeefeldtWill Stegen
Wolfgang SchoeneWulf Dieter Struntz
Yoshiichi Sugiyama

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