Psychedelic Rock Essentials

Discussion in 'Music' started by Lucifer Sam, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    What are the essential Psychedelic Rock albums/artists? I know of some, but I really want to expand my Psych collection. What albums and/or artists do you like?

    Here are a few essentials I already know:

    The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of The 13th Floor Elevators
    The 13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere
    The Beatles - Revolver
    The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
    Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
    Arthur Brown - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
    Cream - Fresh Cream
    Cream - Disraeli Gears
    The Doors - The Doors
    Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
    Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
    Love - Forever Changes
    Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets
    The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
    Steppenwolf - The Second
    Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge
    The Who - The Who Sell Out
    The Yardbirds - Roger the Engineer
    The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle

    What else can you think of? Perhaps we can come up with a list to help everyone who likes Psychedelic Rock...
  2. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    IM going to add some more recent psychedelic albums:

    Yoshimi vs the Pink Robots -- The Flaming Lips
    Soft Bulletin -- The flaming Lips
    Daydream Nation -- Sonic Youth
  3. madcrappie

    madcrappie crazy fish

    some more classic psychedelic albums:

    In the Land of the Grey and Pink -- Caravan
    Camembert Electrique -- Gong
  4. LuciferSam

    LuciferSam Member

    Off the top of my head...

    Flaming Lips EP - Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell (very trippy electronica)
    Doors - Strange Days
    Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (some of it)
    The Byrds - Eight Miles High
    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
  5. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    I don't listen to much psych anymore, but I think most of the essential ones have already been covered.

    Some people seem a bit confused as to what true psychedelia is, though.
  6. Unkle_John

    Unkle_John Member

    Iron Butterfly ~ Heavy
    Bubble Puppy ~ A Gathering of Promises
    Peacepipe ~ Peacepipe
    Fate ~ Sgt. Death
    Shiva's Headband ~ Any of them
    Golden Dawn ~ Power Plant
    Red Krayola ~ Red Krayola
    Moving Sidewalks ~ Any of them
    Stara Zagora ~ Stara Zagora
    Outhouse Moan ~ Live by the Riverside
    Outhouse Moan ~ Practice Sessions
  7. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Bubble Puppy.... lol.
  8. Unkle_John

    Unkle_John Member

    Here's a (kinda lame) animated video from the band called Bubble Puppy. The song kicks ass, it's called: "Hot Smoke and Sasafrass"

    and I don't know why bubbles come out of the puppy's butt.
  9. dhs

    dhs Senior Member

    Define true if you would.
  10. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Vegetable Man

    Yes, I know what you mean. Some of the albums I listed aren't really true psychedelia but more along the lines of psych infused pop. I simply listed them (Roger the Engineer for example) because they have some psychedelic elements and are great albums overall. But, yes, I would like to check out some different albums that achieve this "true" psychedelic sound; albums like The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. I haven't had much luck finding things that equal the psychedelicness (don't think that's a word) of those recordings.
  11. hiddendoor

    hiddendoor Member

    oh my too many to think of right now but the two that spring to mind not mentioned yet are

    Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing At Baxter's
    Country Joe and The Fish - Electric Music For the Mind and Body

    these are two I think no psychedelic rock collection should be without

    back with more later no doubt also with some personal favourites
  12. What about Freak Out by the Mothers of Invention? It must have been the most psychedelic album that most people had heard in 1966.

    I know that Frank Zappa didn't do drugs, though.
  13. hiddendoor

    hiddendoor Member

    Personal favourites would be

    Ultimate Spinach - S/T
    Sun Dial - Other Way Out
    Golden Dawn - Power Plant
    Cold Sun - Dark Shadows
  14. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

    the blues magoos - psychedelic lollipop (1966)
    the chocolate watchband - no way out (1967)
    gandalf - gandalf (1968)
    group 1850 - agemo's trip to mother earth (1968)
    july - july (1968)
    tomorrow - tomorrow (1968)
    the red crayola - the parable of arable land (1967)
    the electric prunes - underground (1967)
    the deep - psychedelic moods (1966)
    mystic tide - solid ground (1966, album released in 1994)
    moving sidewalks - flash (1968)
    kaleidoscope - tangerine dream (1967)
    the human expression - love at psychedelic velocity (1966-67, album released in 1994)

    Here's a great site about (early) 60's psychedelica:
  15. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

    i forgot some albums...

    the byrds - fifth dimension
    the soft machine - vol.1
    the silver apples - silver apples
    the silver apples - contact
    moby grape - moby grape
    various artists - nuggets: original artyfacts from the first psychedelic era 1965-1968
    various artists - nuggets II: original artyfacts from the british empire and beyond 1964-1969
    various artists - pebbles vol.3: the acid gallery (really odd psychedelica!)
  16. hiddendoor

    hiddendoor Member

    another few favourites would be

    Music Emporium - S/T

    Arzachel - S/T

    Misunderstood - Before The Dream Faded
  17. wiufcaoltp

    wiufcaoltp Welcome To The Interzone

    Anyone who has known me for a long time will know I was obsessed with psychedelic music for a long time.

    My favorite albums (one per artist/band):

    The Beatles-Magical Mysterey Tour
    Jimi Hendrix Experience-Are You Experienced?
    Alexander Spence-Oar
    Pink Floyd-Piper At the Gates Of Dawn
    United States Of America-United States Of America
    Soft Machine-Volumes 1 & 2
    13th Floor Elevators-Easter Everywhere
    Cream-Disreali Gears
    Crazy World Of Aruther Brown-Crazy World Of Aruther Brown
    Grateful Dead-Anthem Of The Sun
    Gong-Camembert Electrique
    Doors-Strange Days
    Pretty Things-SF Sorrow
    CAN-Monster Movie
    Jefferson Airplane-Surrealistic Pillow
    Olivia Tremor Control-Dusk AT Cubist Castle
  18. Hawkwind-Space Ritual
  19. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

    'Tomorrow' by 'Tomorrow' is great. Unfortunately they only did one album :(
  20. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Yeah, I've noticed you don't seem to care for psychedelic music that much anymore... like you still love it, but you hardly listen to it. I've always loved psychedelic music (and I know what real psychedelia is), but I never really like the toooo weird stuff, then it's not really music anymore, like no more melody, just sound collages. It's okay if it's a little bit in a psychedelic song, but not the whole song... I still listen to psychedelia a lot.

    My favorite psychedelic albums are (it's not gonna that much different from wiuf's list, we share our music collection! :p) (in no special order):

    - The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators
    - Easter Everywhere - 13th Floor Elevators
    - Tomorrow - Tomorrow
    - Cheap Thrills - Big Brother & The Holding Co
    - Revolver - The Beatles
    - Sgt Pepper - The Beatles
    - Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles
    - Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
    - Disraeli Gears - Cream
    - The Doors
    - Strange Days - The Doors
    - Anthem Of The Sun - Grateful Dead
    - Live Dead - Grateful Dead
    - Surrealistic Pillow
    - After Bathing At Baxter's
    - Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix
    - Axis: Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix
    - Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
    - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Pink Floyd
    - A Saucerful Of Secrets - Pink Floyd
    - S.F Sorrow - Pretty Things
    - Their Satanic Majesties Request - The Rolling Stones
    - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces
    - The Madcap Laughs - Syd Barret
    - Oar - Skip Spence
    - Odessey And Oracle - Zombies

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