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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 'H': 33 bands in database

Gerry Hart & The Hartbeats (United Kingdom)Habibiyya (United Kingdom)
Happy End (Japan)Hard Times (United States)
Hardin & York (United Kingdom)Harpers Bizarre (United States)
Hassles (United States)Hatfield and the North (United Kingdom)
Hawk (South Africa (RSA))Hawkwind (United Kingdom)
Haymarket Square (United States)Head Machine (United Kingdom)
Heavy Jelly (United Kingdom)Help (United States)
Help Yourself (United Kingdom)Herbal Mixture (United Kingdom)
Here and Now (United Kingdom)Hideaways (United States)
Highway Robbery (United States)Hollies (United States)
Horrific Child (France)Horse (United Kingdom)
Hot Shit (United States)Hot Tuna (United States)
Hotlegs (United Kingdom)Hour Glass (United States)
Human Beings (United States)Human Beingz (United States)
Human Beinz (United States)Humble Pie (United Kingdom)
Hurricane Combo (Netrherlands)Randy Holden (United States)
Steve Hillage (United Kingdom)

Psychedelic rock artists starting with 'H': 218 artists in database

Adrian HawkinsAlan Henderson
Alan HurtzAlexander Hensel
Allan HoldsworthAndreas Hohmann
Andy HellabyAnnie Haslam
Barry HarveyBasil Hammoudi
Bernd HohmannBill Hallmark
Bill HamBilly Harrison
Billy HermanBob Hall
Bob HarveyBob Henrit
Bob HodgesBob Horne
Brent HarknettBrian Hudson
Butch HaufCharles Hayward
Charlie HickoxChico Huff
Chiko HigeChris Hillman
Chris HolmesCoffi Hall
Conrad HendersonCyril Havermans
Dan HicksDan Hoagland
Dave HarveyDave Havlicek
David HoodDerek Hughes
Dick Heckstall-SmithDick Henningham
Dick  HawkesDieter Horn
Dieter HornsDon Hartman
Doug HastingsDusty Hill
Eddie HaddadEddie Hardin
Eddy HinesEirik Hauksson
Eric HineErnst Herzner
Frank HubachFritz Hegi
Fritz HilpertGary "Chicken" Hirsh
Gary HicksGary Holland
Gary Pickford-HopkinsGavin Harrison
Geff HarrisonGeoff Hales
George HunterGerry Humphrys
Glenn HughesGlyn Havard
Gordon HaskellGreg Higgs
Greg HookHacky Hornbach
Hans HartmannHardy Hepp
Haruomi HosonoHelmut Hattler
Henner HoierHerbert Hildebrandt
Higo HiroshiHoracio "El Negro" Hernandez
Hugh HopperIain Hines
Ian HoyleIan Hunter
Isaac HayesJózef Hajdasz
Jan HammerJannie Høegh
Jason HartJeff Hammer
Jeff HarrodJet Harris
Jez HuggettJim Hastings
Jim HessJimmy Hall
Jimmy HendersonJoe Hanratty
Joe HasselvanderJohn Hackett
John HalseyJohn Hamilton
John HarrisonJohn Hawken
John HeatherJohn Hinch
John HobbsJohn Holbrook
John HortonJon Hiseman
José Carlos HernándezJuan Hernández
Judy HauffKarl-Heinz Hausmann
Karsten HøstKeef Hartley
Keith HaleKeith Hutchinson
Ken HensleyKenny Henson
Kent HenryKim Haworth
Kurt HamernikKurt Hauenstein
Kurt HerkenbergLászló Harmat
Lanse HapshashLea Heather
Leeja HerreraLes Hicks
Les HumphriesLinda Hoyle
Lynne HughesMark Hewins
Martin HageMichael Harris
Michael HoenigMick Halls
Mick HawksworthMick Hincks
Mick HoldenMick Hopkins
Mickey HartMike Howlett
Mitchell HolmanMoose Harris
Ned HollisNeil Hubbard
Niall HoneNicky Hopkins
Nils HenriksenNoam Hazeid Halevi
Norman HainesOddvar Hansen
Ollie HalsallPaul Haslinger
Paul HaylesPaul Hornsby
Pete HuntPeter Harris
Peter HartmanPeter Hecht
Peter HessleinPeter Hope-Evans
Peter van HookePhil Heatley
Phil HendersonPhil Howard
Pye HastingsRachid Houari
Ralf HütterRandy Holden
Randy Hope-TaylorReid Hudson
Richard HenryRichard Hopkins
Richard HoughtonRichard Hudson
Rick HarrisonRinus Hollenberg
Rob HendryRob Hornbuckle
Robby HeiblRobert Heaton
Robert HomaRocky Hill
Rod HarperRod Hendry
Rodney HolmesRoger Hawkins
Roger HicksRoger Hillard
Roger HillsRolf Hug
Rudolph Alexander Hanius HansenShane Hewitt
Sherman HayeSimon House
Steve HackettSteve Hart
Steve HillageSteve Hogg
Steve HollySteve Hopgood
Steve HoweStevie Hill
Takeshi HashimotoTed Hepworth
Ted HigginsTom Harris
Tom HobsonTommy Hall
Tony ''H'' HardingTony Hall
Tony HymasVale Hamanaka
Volker HombachWarren Ham
Yoshiyuki HidaZane Hudson
 

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