Psychedelic Rock

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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 'F': 21 bands in database

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)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'F': 116 artists in database

Alan FeldmanAlan Fish
André FourieAngelika Filanda
Barry FlastBob Feit
Bob FlurieBob Fortesque
Brian "Monk" FinchBryan Ferry
Butze FischerChris Farlowe
Christian FelkeChristopher Franke
Claus FromCraig Frost
Danny FichelscherDavid Foster
David FreibergDead Fred
Dean FordDesmond Fisher
Dino "Deano" FerrariDon Francisco
Doug FordEdgar Froese
Eric FinckFlorian Fricke
FrancoFrank Barnard
Frank FarrellGöran Freese
Gene FalboGlenn Fischer
Gordon "Snowy" FleetGraham Field
Greg FitzpatrickHansi Fischer
Helge FilandaHelmut Franke
Helmuth FrankeJan Fride
Jane FreeJean Falissard
Jerome FroeseJim Fielder
Joe FraticelliJohn Favaro
John FiddlerJohn Fogerty
John FrederikszJose Raul Feliciano
Ken FirthKevan Fogarty
Klaus FichterLee Ferguson
Leif FalkLinda Fields
Louis FarrellLouis Joseph "Moose" Forer
Mark FarleyMark Farner
Mark FelthamMartin Fisher
Michael FalzaranoMichael Finkler
Michael FriisMick Fleetwood
Mick FowlerMike Faure
Mike FergusonMike Fleck
Mo FosterMorgan Fisher
Paul FidlinPaul Francis
Peer FrostPer Ivar Fure
Pete FilleulPeter Farnan
Peter FiguresPeter Finberg
Peter FramptonPeter Franken
Peter FrenchPeter Furrer
PinchRandy Fuller
Ray FenwickRay Findlay
Richard FontaineRichard Fortunato
Richie FurayRingo Funk
Ritchie FrancisRobbie France
Robert FrippRoger Faynes
Roger FlavellRolf Fichter
Ron FrançoisRuben de Fuentes
Steff FontaineSteve Farmer
Stuart FraserTom Fogerty
Tom FowlerTom Fraser
Tony FergusonTony Fernandez
Travis FieldsVal Fuentes
Warwick FraserWerner Fröhlich
Werner FunkWolfgang Flür

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