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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': 166 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
Ian WinteJah Wobble
James WarrenJason Willer
Jeff WhittakerJere Whiting
Jim "Crun" WalterJimmy Winston
Joe VizzoneJoe 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
Lindsay WellsMária Wittek
Mark WalkerMichael Wainwright
Michael WelchMichael Wynn
Mick WallerMick Ware
Mick WoodhouseMike Wedgwood
Mike WilhelmMojo Weideli
Murray WilkinsNarada Michael Walden
Paul WhaleyPaul Wheatbread
Paul WyldePer Wium
Pete "Overend" WattsPete Way
Pete WoodmanPeter Watson
Peter WhitemanPeter Wolbrandt
Peter WolfPeter Wolf
Peter WoodPhil Weiss
Phil WoodingRalf Wadephul
Ray WarleighRay Williams
Ray WilsonRaymond "Taff" Williams
Reese WynansReggie Wright
Rich WeinbergRichard Wright
Rick WillsRicky Wellman
Ricky WolffRobert Wyatt
Roger WillisRoman Wojciechowski
Ron WoodRoy Wood
Sakuro "Kant" WatanabeSamuel Walker
Sieb WarnerSimon Wright
Skoota WarnerSteve Walmsley
Steve WebbSteve Winwood
Stu WestTerry Williams
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
Tim WheatleyTom Watts
Tom WynnTomo Wihma
Trevor WilsonWalter Wiederkehr
Warren WardWarwick Wilkes
Wietn WitoWill Scarlett
Willi PapeZbigniew Wypych

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