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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 'B': 47 bands in database

Badger (United Kingdom)Baker Gurvitz Army (United Kingdom)
Bakerloo (United Kingdom)Bats (South Africa (RSA))
Beau Brummels (United States)Beck, Bogert & Appice (United Kingdom)
Big Bertha (United Kingdom)Bitter Ind (United States)
Black Bows (Netrherlands)Black Cat Bones (United Kingdom)
Black Sabbath (United Kingdom)Blackfeather (Australia)
Blackwell (United States)Blonde on Blonde (United Kingdom)
Bloodrock (United States)Blue Boys (United States)
Blue Buffalo (United Kingdom)Blue Cheer (United States)
Blue Mountain Eagle (United States)Blue Sun (Denmark)
Blue Things (United States)Blues Section (Finland)
Bodacious D.F. (United States)Bogus Thunder (United States)
Bokaj Retsiem (Germany)Book of Changes (United States)
Bossmen (United States)Boston Tea Party (United States)
Brain Police (United States)Brainbox (Netrherlands)
Brainticket (Switzerland)Breakout (Poland)
British North American Act (Canada)Brother T. and Family (Germany)
Buffalo Springfield (United States)Bum (United Kingdom)
Butch Engle & The Styx (United States)Bystanders (United Kingdom)
David Byron (United Kingdom)Eric Burdon (United Kingdom)
Eric Burdon and War (United States)Ginger Baker (United Kingdom)
Ginger Baker And His Baker Gurvitz Army (United Kingdom)Jeff Beck (United Kingdom)
Jeff Beck Group (United Kingdom)Les Baroques (United Kingdom)
Okko Bekker (Netrherlands)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'B': 293 artists in database

Alan BarryAlan Bowry
Alan BrackettAlan Britton
Alan BunnAlistair "Bev" Beveridge
André BuserAndy Bator
Arthur BrownBeeb Birtles
Belinda BourquinBen Brook
Bernhard BeiblBev Bevan
BillBill Barone
Bill BartlettBill Blissett
Bill BrufordBilly
Billy "Sparkle" BentBilly Bell
Bob BaileyBob Bond
Bobby BalderramaBobby Beausoleil
Bobby BurnsBrian Breeze
Bugs PembertonByally Braumann
Carlos Manuel BarredaCarsten Bohn
Charlie BarberChris Burrows
Christian BurchardCliff Bennett
Clive BoxClive Brooks
Colin BlunstoneColin Burgess
D.J. BonebrakeDale Betts
Dale BurtDaniel van Bergen
Danny McCullochDave Ball
Dave BidwellDave Blake
Dave BoormanDave Brassington
Dave BrockDave Brown
Dave ByinghamDavid Balfe
David BrownDavid Brown
David ByronDavy Bauer
Dek BoyceDennis Bellinger
Dennis BryonDenny Ball
Denny BurgessDerek Brooks
Dharmawan BradbridgeDickey Betts
Dieter BauerDill Benninck
Dirk BogaertDon Baskin
Don BrauchtDon Brewer
Donny BaldwinDorn Beattie
Doug BoyleDouglas Blake
Edna BejaranoElla Bauer
Eric BagchusEric Bell
Eric BurdonEric van de Berk
Flemming Bjergby HansenFrank Bartoli
Frank BeardFred Barley
Gary BurgerGaylord Birch
Geezer ButlerGeoff Britton
Geoff BrownGeorge Bellas
George BiondoGerhard Egmont "Öcki" Brevern
Gilles BergeronGinger Baker
Glen BuxtonGlynn Bell
Gordon BartonGraham Best
Graham BondGreg Bloch
Hajo BornHans Boche
Harold BrownHarry Brus
Harvey BainbridgeHenry van der Bos
Herbert BornholdtHerman van Boeyen
Howie BlauveltIan Bell
Ingo BischofIvan Browne
Ivor BackJack Bass
Jack BruceJackie Bruno
James BeckJamie Black
Jan-Pieter BoekhoornJason Bonham
Jay BaarJeff Beck
Jeff BurstinJeffrey "Jeff" Boyan
Jennifer BattenJens Breum
Jerry BerkersJimmy Bird
Jo BakerJo Burt
Joe BaldiJoel Badie
Joey BalinJohn "Rabbit" Bundrick
John "Sean" ByrneJohn Barbata
John BarryJohn Bastow
John BlakeleyJohn Blanton
Johnny Banks,Jon Blake
Joop BlomJosé Luis Burciaga
Juan Carlos BarredaJules Broussard
Julian Paul BrownKaren Burke
Karl BartosKeith Bailey
Keith BakerKeith Barber
Keith BarbourKeith Bonsor
Kenny BeveridgeKlaus Briest
Konstatin BommariusKyrsten Bean
László BenkőLarry Borjas
Larry BrownLarry Burton
Larry ByromLee Brossman
Leo BenninkLester Brown Jr.
LeWayne BraunLindsay Bjerre
Louie BroussardLuis Betancourt
Luther BildtMark Barnes
Martin BeardMartin Van Slyke Battey
Marty BalinMatt Betton
Michael BeenMichael Bolton
Michael BruceMick Barnard
Mick BasherMick Bolton
Mick BowerMick Box
Mick BurgoyneMike Bohl
Mike BordinMike Brand
Mike BrownMireille Bauer
Mitch BurnsNick Buck
Okko BekkerOtto Bumbacher
Patrick BogertyPatrick Burke
Patrick BurrowsPaul Barrett
Paul BlissPedro Brunet
Pete BaileyPete Ball
Pete BeckerPete Brough
Pete BrownPeter Banks
Peter BardensPeter Baron
Peter BarronPeter Baumann
Peter BeckerPeter Brewer
Peter BrotzmannRainer Baumann
Rainer BergmannRalph Benkus
Randall BramblettRandy Boyte
Ray BahrRay Bennett
Ray BeverleyRay Brown
Rayner BauerRex Bullen
Ricardo BrionesRichard Bailey
Richard BakerRichard Barcellona
Richard BarhamRichard Barnaby
Richard BarnesRichard Belley
Rick BozzoRick Brewer
Ritchie BlackmoreRob Bougie
Robert BaurRobin Boers
Robin BoxRod Bowkett
Rodger BarkerRoger Briggs
Roger BunnRon Becker
Ron BeraRon Bryer
Ronald BrandRoy Babbington
Rudy BennettRuss Ballard
Ruud van BuurenSøren Berggren
Sanne BrüelScott Boyer
Sean BerginSidney Barnes
Simon BentallSonny Bottari
Stefan BorumSteve Brendell
Stewart A. BrownStuart Brooks
Suze da BluzeTerry Bare
Terry BozzioTerry Brace
Terry BuddTim Barnes
Tim BelbeTim Blake
Tim BogertTom Bee
Tom BrislinTommie Bradford
Tommy BolinTony Banks
Tony BarberTony Barford
Tony BurrowsTorben Bruun
Trevor BolderTrevor Burton
Vic BriggsVlassis Bonatsos
Wandana BruceWerner Becker
Wilbur BascombWillem Bieler
Wolfgang BehrmannWolfgang Brock
Ziska Baum

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