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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 'C': 29 bands in database

Alice Cooper (United States)Alice Cooper (band) (United States)
Can (Germany)Capability Brown (United Kingdom)
Captain Beyond (United States)Caravan (United Kingdom)
Charge (United Kingdom)Charlatans (United States)
Children (United States)Circle Triangle Square (Japan)
Circus (United Kingdom)Colosseum (United Kingdom)
Company Caine (Australia)Comus (United Kingdom)
Cosmic Jokers (Germany)Count Five (United States)
Coven (United States)Craig (United Kingdom)
Crazy Horse (United States)Crazy World of Arthur Brown (United Kingdom)
Cream (United Kingdom)Creation (United Kingdom)
Crossbreeze (Norwey)Crowd + 1 (United States)
Crystalline (United Kingdom)Culpeper's Orchard (Denmark)
Jeff St. John's Copperwine (Australia)Second Coming (United States)
Sheila Carter Band (United Kingdom)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'C': 206 artists in database

Adib CastaAlex Caird
Alf CookAli Claudi
Alice CooperAndy Chapin
Andy CowleAndy Curtis
Anne-Marie "Binky" CullomArthur C. Carstens
Barry ClarkBill Castle
Billy CarmassiBjorn Christiansen
Bob CaldwellBob Carlson
Bob ChandlerBob Cohan
Bob O'ConnorBobby Caldwell
Bobby CochranBrian Calvert
Brian CocoranBrian Cresswell
Captain SensibleCarl Chambers
Carlos CoralesCharlie Carey
Chris Carrodus CoombsChris Cutler
Clem CattiniClem Clempson
Clive ChamanColin Campbell
Cotton CasinoCraig Chaquico
Curt CressDan Cole
Darryl CookDarryl Cotton
Dave "Bucket" ColwellDave Carroll
Dave CaseyDave Chambers
Dave CharlesDavid Clouston
David CoverdaleDenis Croce
Denise CainesDenise Corales
Dennis ChambersDon Christopher
Doug CliffordEd Cassidy
Eric CairnsEric Chipulina
Eric ClaptonExene Cervenka
Fayi CrownFrançois Causse
Francesco De CristofaroFrank Clark
Fred CabanFred Callan
Gabriel CostaGary Cambra
Gary CharmanGary Coates
Gary CreightonGordon Coxon
Graham ClarkGreg Carter
Hiroshi ChibaHolger Czukay
Ian ClarkeJ.J. Cale
Jack CasadyJames L. Curry
Jason CahoonJeff Cressman
Jeff CutlerJerry Cole
Jim CapaldiJim Cherniss
Jim CreganJimmy Campbell
Jimmy CasazzaJoe Castagno
Joe CockerJoey Covington
John CammelotJohn Cann
John CannonJohn Carter
John CaswellJohn Cipollina
John CruickshankJohn Du Cann
Johnny CarrollJon Camp
Jon ColeJulian Caesar
Julian CopeLaurence Cottle
Leith CorbettLen Cox
Leon "Ndugu" ChanclerLindsay Cooper
Lol CoxhillLouis Cennamo
Luciano CiccaglioneLuis Cabaza
Lynn CareyMario "Chichito" Cabral
Mark ClarkeMax Carl
Mel CollinsMichael Carabello
Michael CarlosMichael Curtis
Mick ClarkeMick Cook
Mike ChapmanMike Clark
Mike St. ClairMino Cinelu
Mont CampbellNeil Carter
Nic CarrafaNoel Cruz
Olaf CasalichOran Coltrane
Paddy CoulterPapa John Creach
Pat CouchoisPatrick Cogneaux
Paul CanellaPaul Carrack
Paul ChapmanPaul Crane
Pete CarrPete Chymon
Pete CliffordPete Correa
Pete CruickshankPhil Chen
Phil CollinsPhil Cordell
Ralph Cohen Ray Cook
Ray CooperRay Craig
Raynald ChaumontRichard Cantu
Richard ChadwickRichard Coughlan
Richard CroceRick Cobb
Rick CurtisRobert Calvert
Roberto CarlottoRobin Crowley
Rod CoombesRoger Chapman
Ron CainesRon Cameron
Root CartwrightRoy Chaney
Ry CooderRyche Chlanda
Sammy ColemanSandy Colley
Spencer ConwaySterling Crew
Steve CassidySteve Chapman
Steve CookSteve Cropper
Stewart CopelandStu Cook
Terry ChimesTerry Cox
Terry CroweThomas Crimble
Tim CaesarTim Cashion
Todd CohenTom Caccetta
Tom CosterTom Crompton
Tommy ClufetosTony Cahill
Tony CavallariTony Clarkson
Topper ClayTuriya Alice Coltrane
Vicenç CaldenteyVincent Crane
Vorriece CoopeWalter Cambón
Wayne CookWilgar Campbell
William CraunWilly Cavada
Winicjusz ChróstYves Chevalie

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