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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 'W': 9 bands in database

Gary Walker & The Rain (United Kingdom)Steve Winwood (United Kingdom)
Wallenstein (Germany)We Five (Greece)
We the People (United States)Web (United Kingdom)
Winston's Fumbs (United Kingdom)Wonderland (Germany)
World of Oz (United Kingdom)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'W': 158 artists in database

Achim WielertAdam Wakeman
Alan WakemanAlan Weinberg
Algy WardAnno Wombat
Anthony WesleyArt Wood
Arthur WeissBarbara Wainwright
Bernadett WälleBernd Wippich
Biddy WrightBill Ward
Bill WhiteBill Wolff
Blue WeaverBob Wale
Bob WilsonBrian Wilson
Bridget WishartCarl Wayne
Cary WihmaCassell Webb
Charlie WhitneyCharly Weiss
Chris WilliamsChris Wilson
Chris WoodDanny "Woody" Woods
Dave WalkerDave Watts
Dave WellbeloveDave Wilkinson
David WynneDennis Wilson
Derek WilsonDick Wagner
Don WellerDoug Wimbish
Eric WrixonEtsuko "Manager" Watanabe
Fioretta WälleFrank Walburg
Frank WulffFrank Wuyts
Garth Watt-RoyGary Walker
Gary WeldonGary Windo
Gavin WebbGeoff Western
George WadaGeorge Wolfaardt
Gilbert "Skip" van Wyck IIIGlenn Wheatley
Graham Headley WilliamsGrahame White
Greg WalkerHans Waterman
Harry WebberHarry Williamson
Hasse WalliIan Whiteman
Jah WobbleJames Warren
Jason WillerJeff Whittaker
Jere WhitingJim "Crun" Walter
Jimmy WinstonJoe Williams
John "Bass" WaltonJohn "Junior" Wood
John "Pugwash" WeathersJohn Earl Walker
John Ike WaltonJohn L. Watson
John WeiderJohn Weinzierl
John WettonJohn Willems
John WilsonJohn Woods
Joji "George" WadaKarl "Charly" Weiss
Keith WestKen Whaley
Ken WoodleyKlaus Walz
Klaus WernerKrystian Wilczek
Larry WallisLennie Wright
Mária WittekMark Walker
Michael WainwrightMichael Welch
Michael WynnMick Waller
Mick WareMick Woodhouse
Mike WedgwoodMike Wilhelm
Mojo WeideliMurray Wilkins
Narada Michael WaldenPaul Whaley
Paul WheatbreadPer Wium
Pete "Overend" WattsPete Way
Pete WoodmanPeter Watson
Peter WhitemanPeter Wolbrandt
Peter WolfPeter Wolf
Peter WoodPhil Weiss
Ralf WadephulRay Warleigh
Ray WilliamsRay Wilson
Raymond "Taff" WilliamsReese Wynans
Reggie WrightRich Weinberg
Richard WrightRick Wills
Ricky WellmanRicky Wolff
Robert WyattRoger Willis
Roman WojciechowskiRon Wood
Roy WoodSakuro "Kant" Watanabe
Samuel WalkerSieb Warner
Simon WrightSkoota Warner
Steve WalmsleySteve Winwood
Stu WestTerry Williams
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
Tim WheatleyTom Wynn
Tomo WihmaWalter Wiederkehr
Warren WardWarwick Wilkes
Wietn WitoWill Scarlett
Willi PapeZbigniew Wypych

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