Psychedelic Vinyl Analog Recordings Collection
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. It emerged during the mid 1960s among garage and folk rock bands in Britain and the United States. Psychedelic rock bridged the transition from early blues-based rock to progressive rock, art rock, experimental rock, hard rock and eventually heavy metal. It also drew on non-Western sources such as Indian music's ragas, drone and sitar.In 1962, British rock embarked on a frenetic race of ideas that spread back to the U.S. with the British Invasion. The folk music scene also experimented with outside influences. In the tradition of jazz and blues many musicians began to take drugs and included drug references in their songs. Beat Generation writers like William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and especially the new exponents of consciousness expansion such as Timothy Leary, Alan Watts and Aldous Huxley profoundly influenced the thinking of the new generation.
The term "psychedelic" first appeared in the lyrics of "Hesitation Blues"., which was released by "acid-folk" group The Holy Modal Rounders in 1964. In late 1965, The Beatles unveiled their brand of psychedelia on the Rubber Soul album, which featured "The Word", John Lennon's first paean to universal love and "Norwegian Wood", a sitar-laden tale of attempted hippy hedonism, also written by John Lennon.
The first use of the term "psychedelic rock" was on the business card of the Texas-based band 13th Floor Elevators', designed by John Cleveland, and circulated in December 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.
Artists : 27 artists - 52 Albums
Pink Floyd - The Doors - Velvet Underground - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Grateful Dead - The Remains - Black Rebel Motorcycle - Plan 9 - The Three O'clock - Fairfield Parlour
Shadows Of Knight - The Arrows - The Great Scots - The E-Types - The Bruthers - Rain Parade - The Church - Robyn Hitckock - Plasticland - Monochrome Set - Let's Active
Flying Lizards - The Screaming Blue Messiahs - Birdmen Of Alcatraz - The Adventures - Playn Jayn - Psychedelic Furs