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': 6 bands in database

Alan Jack Civilization (France)Jasper (United Kingdom)
Jefferson Airplane (United States)Jefferson Starship (United States)
Jeronimo (Germany)Jerry and the Jets (United States)

Psychedelic rock artists starting with 'J': 93 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
Greg JacquesHans Jacobse
Hans JansenHarvey Janssen
Herm JacksonIan Jelfs
Jürgen SchäferJack Jones
Jeff JonesJeff St. John
Jim ByersJimmy Bilsbury
Joe EstesJohn
José "Pepe" JimenezJuno
Karl JenkinsKeith Jones
Kenney JonesLonnie Jordan
Malcolm JelleyMark Johnson
Martin JacksonMichael Just
Mick JonesMicky Jones
Mike JoppMike Jungkman
Neale JohnsNeil Jones
Nis JørgensenNorbert Jacobsen
Peder JelsbakPercy Jones
Richard JohnsonRichard Jones
Rick JaegerRoger Johnston
Roman JuggRoss Jeffries
Sepp JandrisitsShauna Jensen
Steve JolliffeSven-Åke Johansson
Tony JohnsonVivienne Jones
Wayne Jackson

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