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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 'A': 58 bands in database

A.B.E. (United States)Aardvark (United Kingdom)
Aaron Space (Canada)Abstract Truth (South Africa (RSA))
Accolade (United Kingdom)Ace (Netrherlands)
Ache (Denmark)Action (United Kingdom)
Aesop's Fables (United States)Affinity (United Kingdom)
After Tea (Netrherlands)Afterglow (United States)
Agape (United States)Agape (Canada)
Aggregation (United States)Agitation Free (Germany)
Aguaturbia (Chile)Akido (United States)
Alamo (United States)Alco (United Kingdom)
Alexander’s Timeless Bloozband (United States)Alrune Rod (Denmark)
Alto (Germany)Amboy Dukes (United States)
Amen Corner (United Kingdom)American Amboy Dukes (United States)
American Blues (United States)American Blues Exchange (United States)
Amon Düül (Germany)Amon Düül II (Germany)
Ancient Greace (United Kingdom)Andromeda (United Kingdom)
Andromeda (Germany)Andwella (United Kingdom)
Andwella's Dream (United Kingdom)Aorta (United States)
Aphrodite's Child (Greece)Apocalypse (Germany)
Apple (United Kingdom)Apple Pie Motherhood Band (United States)
Apryl Fool (Japan)Aquarian Age (United Kingdom)
Arcadium (United Kingdom)Ariesta Birawa Group (Indonesia)
Armageddon (United States)Artwoods (United Kingdom)
Arzachel (United Kingdom)Ash Ra Tempel (Germany)
Ashes (United States)Attila (United States)
Aunt Mary (Norwey)Axe (United Kingdom)
Axe Music (United Kingdom)Azitis (United States)
Die Anderen (Germany)Eric Burdon and the Animals (United Kingdom)
Exception (United States)Michael Anton & Amok (Germany)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'A': 99 artists in database

Al AcostaAlfie Agius
Andy AndersonArt Ayre
Athanasios AlatasBarry Allchin
Bill AlbaughBo Thrige Andersen
Bob AllenBrian Alderson
Bryan AppleyardCarmine Appice
Charles "Packy" AxtonChris Andrews
Colin AllenConrad Archuletta
Craig AtkinsonDaevid Allen
Daniel AllunoDave Allen
Dave AlvinDave Ambrose
Dave AndersonDave Arbus
David AthertonDennis Abbott
Derek AustinDon Airey
Duane AllmanEric Albronda
Ernesto AracenaFelix Ayala
Fernando AbrantesFernando Ayala
Francisco AguabellaFrank Aiello
Gavin AllardyceGeorge Alexander
Greg AramaGregg Allman
Harold AcevesHugh Attwooll
Jack "Geisinger" AugustJan Akkerman
Jeff AllenJeff Artabasy
Jim ArmstrongJoe Alexander
Joe AllansonJoe Arnold
José "Chepito" AreasJosep M. Abella
Josh AceKenny Aaronson
Kevin AyersKirk Armstrong
Larry AlexanderLaurence Archer
Laurie AllanLindsay Askew
Luigi ArchettiMarco Anderson
Mark AshtonMartin Ace
Mel AustinMick Auerbach
Mick AvoryMiller Anderson
Mitch AliottaNeemoi "Speedy" Acquaye
Nick AlexanderOrlando Allen
Pete AllenPeter Andrews (Foxy)
Raúl AguirreRay Arnott
Remi AsoRick Adams
Rob AskewRolf Antener
Ronny AltervilleSam Allen
Signe Toly AndersonSlick Aguilar
Stan AldousSteen Toft Andersen
Steve AlexanderSusan Graubard Archuletta
Ted AtkinsonThom Argauer
Thomas ArnesenTommy Anthony
Tony AshtonTorben Andersen
Verden AllenVinny Appice
Walter AlbrigtsenWalti Anselmo
William Ash

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