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What is Psychedelic Rock?
Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experiences brought on by psychoactive drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, salvia divinorum, and especially LSD. There are also other forms of psychedelic music that started from the same roots and diverged from the prevalent rock style into electronic music.
In the history of rock music, psychedelic rock is a bridge from early blues-based rock to later progressive rock and heavy metal, but it also drew heavily non-Western sources, such as Indian music.
Evoking a memory of the Jefferson Starship song "Fast Buck Freddie" and the lyric, "Hold a dollar bill up to a mirror, and I'll show you something funny. It's only a fast buck, but it's so hard to make that kind of money;" 13th Floor Elevators' founder, Rocky Erickson was once asked by a friend to define psychedelic music. Invoking the image on the American one dollar bill, he famously replied "It's where the pyramid meets the eye, man."
On a cautionary note, this article does not recommend drug use in any way, shape, or form. On the contrary, many users in the Rock music world suffered greatly and even died as a result (for example, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brent Mydland). The list is long. Some even disavowed and decried their prior use, stating that it did nothing to enhance their music.
Undoubtedly the most influential of all psychedelic recordings was the 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, by The Beatles, followed closely on the charts by Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow.
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