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 'W': 11 bands in database

Gary Walker & The Rain (United Kingdom)Steve Winwood (United Kingdom)
Wallenstein (Germany)We Five (Greece)
We the People (United States)Web (United Kingdom)
Who (United Kingdom)Wild Cherries (Australia)
Winston's Fumbs (United Kingdom)Wonderland (Germany)
World of Oz (United Kingdom)

Psychedelic rock artists starting with 'W': 187 artists in database

Achim WielertAdam Wakeman
Alan WakemanAlan Weinberg
Algy WardAllan Wilson
Anno WombatAnthony Wesley
Art WoodArthur Weiss
Barbara WainwrightBernadett Wälle
Bernd WippichBiddy Wright
Bill WardBill White
Bill WolffBlue Weaver
Bob WaleBob Walsh
Bob WilsonBobbie Watson
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
Bridget WishartBruce Whiteside
Carl WayneCary Wihma
Cassell WebbCharlie Whitney
Charly WeissChris White
Chris WilliamsChris Wilson
Chris WoodClarence White
Danny "Woody" WoodsDanny Whitten
Dave WalkerDave Watts
Dave WellbeloveDave Wilkinson
David WynneDennis Wilson
Derek WilsonDick Wagner
Don WellerDoug Wimbish
Eric WrixonEtsuko "Manager" Watanabe
Fioretta WälleFrank Walburg
Frank WulffFrank Wuyts
Fred WebbFred Webb
Garth Watt-RoyGary Walker
Gary WeldonGary Windo
Gavin WebbGeoff Western
George WadaGeorge Whitsell
George WolfaardtGilbert "Skip" van Wyck III
Glenn WheatleyGraham Headley Williams
Grahame WhiteGreg Walker
Greg WeissHal Wagenet
Hans WatermanHarry Paul Ward
Harry WebberHarry Williamson
Hasse WalliIan Whiteman
Ian WinteJah Wobble
James WarrenJason Willer
Jeff WhittakerJere Whiting
Jim "Crun" WalterJimmy Wiley
Jimmy WinstonJoe Vizzone
Joe WilliamsJohn "Bass" Walton
John "Junior" WoodJohn "Pugwash" Weathers
John Earl WalkerJohn Ike Walton
John L. WatsonJohn Weider
John WeinzierlJohn Wetton
John WillemsJohn Wilson
John WoodsJoji "George" Wada
Karl "Charly" WeissKeith West
Ken WalkerKen Whaley
Ken WoodleyKlaus Walz
Klaus WernerKrystian Wilczek
Larry WallisLennie Wright
Leon WhitsellLindsay Wells
Mária WittekMark Walker
Michael WainwrightMichael Welch
Michael WynnMick Waller
Mick WareMick Woodhouse
Mike WedgwoodMike Wilhelm
Mojo WeideliMurray Wilkins
Narada Michael WaldenPaul Whaley
Paul WheatbreadPaul Wylde
Per WiumPete "Overend" Watts
Pete WayPete Woodman
Peter WatsonPeter Whiteman
Peter WolbrandtPeter Wolf
Peter WolfPeter Wood
Phil WeissPhil Wooding
Ralf WadephulRay Warleigh
Ray WilliamsRay Wilson
Raymond "Taff" WilliamsReese Wynans
Reggie WrightRich Weinberg
Richard WrightRick Wills
Ricky WellmanRicky Wolff
Robert WyattRoger Willis
Roger WoottonRoman Wojciechowski
Ron WoodRoy Wood
Sakuro "Kant" WatanabeSamuel Walker
Sieb WarnerSimon Wright
Skoota WarnerSteve Walmsley
Steve WebbSteve Winwood
Stevie WrightStu West
Terry WellsTerry Williams
Terry WilsonTerry Wilson
Terry WilsonTim Wheatley
Tom WattsTom Wynn
Tomo WihmaTrevor Wilson
Walter WiederkehrWarren Ward
Warwick WilkesWietn Wito
Will ScarlettWilli Pape
Zbigniew Wypych

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