Psychedelic Music

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Is anyone into psy? Some Led Zep tracks head in that direction (No Quarter), a lot of Pink Floyd, and Hendrex's Voodoo Child. Tibetan chants too are very very trippy at times. Some of the members of the forum must have lived through the whole psychedelia period, what stuff did you all listen to?
 

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13th Floor Elevators
 
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Well, Strawbs' "Grave New World", and Pink Floyd's "Ummagumma" com to mind, as well as much of Hendrix's output.
 
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Heh, I'm only 18 but I enjoy older 60's music much more than modern stuff. Here's what I like to listen to:
Led Zeppelin
Jimi Hendrix
Jefferson Airplane/Starship
Pink Floyd
America
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Blues Image

Oh so much more too... I'm really glad I got my dad's music taste :P
 
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The entire "Animals" cd, by Pink Floyd, would be at the top of my list. Rush also had some great, "trippy" music, along with being killer musicians.
 
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Evo, Dembadon could you recommend some songs by Rush and 13th Floor Elevators? Ive never heard of them..
 
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Evo, Dembadon could you recommend some songs by Rush and 13th Floor Elevators? Ive never heard of them..
Listen to the song Tom Sawyer with headphones. I think many of Rush's songs, while maybe not as psychedelic as you're looking for, are the product of highly adept musicians. Definately use headphones, though. :smile:
 
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Pink Floyd are the original kings of psychedelic. I've never heard anyone come close to their style.

Also, I didn't see anyone mention The Doors
 
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Pink Floyd is the choice. The early years were a breakthrough.
I recommend 'Meddle' ... with headphones. ( and a dube )
Echoes in particular, all 23:31 minutes of it.
 
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I love this - particularly the bass line and the drum solo beginning at ~6:25 of part 1 and continuing into part 2.

"Iron Butterfly is an American hard rock band formed in 1965. They are best known for the 17 minute magnum opus "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", the title track of their second album. It was this track which established them as the early champions of psychedelic rock. On the basis of the track the album went on to sell millions, but the band failed to recapture this success with later releases."

Here is all 17+ minutes of Iron Butterfly's "In a Gadda da Vida" from 1968.

Note: turn all volume controls to max... for some reason, this was recorded at a low volume.
part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvs8tdddn2o&feature=response_watch

part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks8WPOCj_jo&feature=channel

PS; do not forget to turn volume back down after playing this!
.
 
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Alfi
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"

Oh ya !
The drum solo is top notch.

Thanks for reminding me. I'll spin it up :)
 
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I like Meddle, and have a vinyl copy of it, but Ummagumma was really trippy. Even the song titles were off the wall - "Careful with that Axe, Eugene". :)
 
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The first "30 Seconds to Mars" album is a great one the whole way through. In their second one they trend more towards emo, but their first one is considered "space rock".. Its my fav music album at the moment
 
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Besides -

Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Iron Butterfly, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane (not Starship)

add

King Crimson
Yes
Greatful Dead
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Robin Trower
Cream
Arthur Brown
Yardbirds
Jeff Beck
Sanatana
Traffic
Beatles - Sgt Pepper, White, Yellow Submarine albums
Deep Purple
Bloodrock
 
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Steppenwolf did their share of "mind-opening" music too, as did the Byrds. Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac was headed in that direction, too, with Green Manilishi and other songs.
 
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I forgot to mention Spirit with Randy California and Ed Cassidy (Randy's stepfather).

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young borderline psychedelic.

America was pretty mellow and Blood, Sweat & Tears was more blues than psychedelic.
 
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Before CSN there was Buffalo Springfield. "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing" is pretty trippy, as is "Broken Arrow".
 
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Alfi
Besides -

Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Iron Butterfly, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane (not Starship)

add

King Crimson
Yes
Greatful Dead
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Robin Trower
Cream
Arthur Brown
Yardbirds
Jeff Beck
Sanatana
Traffic
Beatles - Sgt Pepper, White, Yellow Submarine albums
Deep Purple
Bloodrock
"NOT Starship " ... too funny :) White rabbit ( Surrealistic Pillow ) is a classic onto itself.
Feed your head !
yep ! All those albums are included in my collection. Good tunes.
 
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Wouldn't the Moody Blues fit the psychedelic label? They're good but can't compare with Pink Floyd; my favorite.
 
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i love Floyd, especially when comfortably numb. and i'm not exactly sure what counts as "psychedelic" music, but perhaps some of you would enjoy The Art of Noise.
 
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I don't consider the Doors psychedilic. I saw the doors in 67 and they were pop/underground, depending on which version of their songs you listened too. The same with the Dead, they had pop versions and undergrounds version, Steppenwolfe too.

Spirit was psychedlic. The 12 dreams of Dr Sardonicus was the best.

This one goes to Astrounc, he seems to have also listened to Spirit.

This song means so much to me, love it.


Also, when I touch you is awesome, Evo Child's friends always asked me what it was when I had it playing in the car.


More truly psychedilc music Fever Tree - San Francisco Girls. This is what psychedelic music sounded like.

 
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