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.
|Fabulous Pack (United States)||Family (United Kingdom)||Fever Tree (United States)||Fields (United Kingdom)||Fields (United States)||Fighters (Norwey)||Five Day Rain (United Kingdom)||Five Day Week Straw People (United Kingdom)||Flake (Australia)||Floral (Japan)||Floribunda Rose (United Kingdom)||Flower Pot Men (United Kingdom)||Flower Travellin' Band (Japan)||Frabjoy and Runcible Spoon (United Kingdom)||Frankie Dymon Jr. (Germany)||Fredric (United States)||Freedom's Children (South Africa (RSA))||Fresh Cream (United Kingdom)||Fresh Maggots (United Kingdom)||Frost (United States)||Frumpy (Germany)|
|Alan Feldman||Alan Fish||André Fourie||Angelika Filanda||Barry Flast||Bob Feit||Bob Flurie||Bob Fortesque||Brian "Monk" Finch||Bryan Ferry||Butze Fischer||Chris Farlowe||Christian Felke||Christopher Franke||Claus From||Craig Frost||Danny Fichelscher||David Foster||David Freiberg||Dead Fred||Dean Ford||Desmond Fisher||Dino "Deano" Ferrari||Don Francisco||Doug Ford||Edgar Froese||Eric Finck||Florian Fricke||Franco||Frank Barnard||Frank Farrell||Göran Freese||Gene Falbo||Glenn Fischer||Gordon "Snowy" Fleet||Graham Field||Greg Fitzpatrick||Hansi Fischer||Helge Filanda||Helmut Franke||Helmuth Franke||Jan Fride||Jane Free||Jean Falissard||Jerome Froese||Jim Fielder||Joe Fraticelli||John Favaro||John Fiddler||John Fogerty||John Frederiksz||Jose Raul Feliciano||Ken Firth||Kevan Fogarty||Klaus Fichter||Lee Ferguson||Leif Falk||Linda Fields||Louis Farrell||Louis Joseph "Moose" Forer||Mark Farley||Mark Farner||Mark Feltham||Martin Fisher||Michael Falzarano||Michael Finkler||Michael Friis||Mick Fleetwood||Mick Fowler||Mike Faure||Mike Ferguson||Mike Fleck||Mo Foster||Morgan Fisher||Paul Fidlin||Paul Francis||Peer Frost||Per Ivar Fure||Pete Filleul||Peter Farnan||Peter Figures||Peter Finberg||Peter Frampton||Peter Franken||Peter French||Peter Furrer||Pinch||Randy Fuller||Ray Fenwick||Ray Findlay||Richard Fontaine||Richard Fortunato||Richie Furay||Ringo Funk||Ritchie Francis||Robbie France||Robert Fripp||Roger Faynes||Roger Flavell||Rolf Fichter||Ron François||Ruben de Fuentes||Steff Fontaine||Steve Farmer||Stuart Fraser||Tom Fogerty||Tom Fowler||Tom Fraser||Tony Ferguson||Tony Fernandez||Travis Fields||Val Fuentes||Warwick Fraser||Werner Fröhlich||Werner Funk||Wolfgang Flür|
© Boar 2011 - 2019