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 'J': 5 bands in database

Alan Jack Civilization (France)Jasper (United Kingdom)
Jefferson Airplane (United States)Jefferson Starship (United States)
Jeronimo (Germany)

Psychedelic Rock artists starting with 'J': 92 artists in database

Al Jackson, Jr.Alan Jack
Allan JonesAlphonso Johnson
Andy JezowskiAnthony Jones
Barry JarmanBarry Jenkins
Bengt JenssenBeni Jaeger
Bernd JahnkeBilly Joel
Billy JohnsonBo Jacobsen
Bob JonesBobby Jones
Booker T. JonesBrian James
Brian JonesCarry Janssen
Charlie JöstChic James
Chris JohnsonChuck Jobes
Cleve JudgeCliff Jackson
Clive JohnClive Jones
Curt JohnsonDavid "Dai" Jenkins
David C. JohnsonDavid Jack
David JacobsonDavid John
David JonesDavid L. Johnson
Eddie JamesEddie Jobson
Eggert JohannsenElton John
Frank JarnachFrank Jeckell
Gareth JohnsonGeorge Jones
Gerry JimerfieldGordon Jackson
Hans JacobseHans Jansen
Harvey JanssenHerm Jackson
Ian JelfsJürgen Schäfer
Jack JonesJeff Jones
Jeff St. JohnJim Byers
Jimmy BilsburyJoe Estes
JohnJosé "Pepe" Jimenez
JunoKarl Jenkins
Keith JonesKenney Jones
Lonnie JordanMalcolm Jelley
Mark JohnsonMartin Jackson
Michael JustMick Jones
Micky JonesMike Jopp
Mike JungkmanNeale Johns
Neil JonesNis Jørgensen
Norbert JacobsenPeder Jelsbak
Percy JonesRichard Johnson
Richard JonesRick Jaeger
Roger JohnstonRoman Jugg
Ross JeffriesSepp Jandrisits
Shauna JensenSteve Jolliffe
Sven-Åke JohanssonTony Johnson
Vivienne JonesWayne Jackson

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