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Psychedelic Music Thread

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by FlayedManOfSF, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. FlayedManOfSF


    Wanted to start a thread to talk about the trippier music out there and see if we can get a discussion going as far as psychedelic music goes. I grew up listening to David Bowie, T-Rex, The Beatles, and few others because of my dad so I always had an affinity for this type of music but I really developed a love for it because of a girl I had met after college when I moved home had the greatest record collection. She introduced me to these albums, among others:

    Love - Da Capo

    The 13th Floor Elevators -The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators

    The Golden Dawn - Power Plant

    I've kept listening today with bands like Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Moses Gunn Collective, and others of that type. Basically wanted to give us a chance to discuss psychedelic music. I don't want to confine the discussion to psychedelic rock because there's plenty of psych pop and electronic music that can be classified as psychedelic. I'll throw a couple more tracks here too because I guess that's the point of the thread.

    Moses Gunn Collective - Back Into the Womb

    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Hot Wax

    I've noticed that Australia has a terrific psychedelic scene, perhaps encouraged by the success of Tame Impala. Hopefully people will have some cool suggestions; I'm always looking for new music.
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  2. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I need to listen to more but I like Love and Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service

    Oh and I love the Moody Blues. Do they count? I don't know what counts
  3. Your Milkshake

    Prestigious Prestigious

    i will take recs
  4. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I'm no expert but I will take any excuse to plug Forever Changes and Happy Trails and Surrealistic Pillow and On the Threshold of a Dream. Haha
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  6. FlayedManOfSF


    I'm pretty shaky on the exact definition so we'll just go ahead and say it counts. I even think bands like Circa Survive can be considered a bit psychedelic. Portugal. the Man are one of my favorite "psychedelic" bands so I say we just play fast and loose with the term in this thread. I'd really like it to be about discovery and sharing things that we trip out on because other people may as well.

    Definitely check anything out from my original post. What era are you mostly interested in? The '60s or more modern stuff?
  7. FlayedManOfSF


    Anyone ever listen to The Golden Dawn before? They're actually one of my favorites, not sure how well-known they are.

    Gonna throw some tracks here so I'm not triple posting.

  8. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    subbin, some good lightly-psych stuff this year
  9. Jake Z


    Jefferson Airplane
    The Byrds(early)
    Moby Grape
    The Zombies

    I love a lot of that 60's trippy music, even the obscure stuff. I will add more recs when I go look through collection. Newer bands like Wooden Shjps and The Black Angels are cool too.
  10. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I've only heard the s/t from Moby Grape. Any recs on a follow up?
  11. Jake Z


    Same here, only really know the S/T. I know they got screwed by their manager/label, and then the lead singer I believe got into drugs really bad. Classic case of one of those ''should have been huge 60's bands'' that just didn't materialize. A ton of huge names from that era still speak so highly of them though and their influence.
  12. Steve_JustAGuy Nov 2, 2016
    (Last edited: Nov 2, 2016)


    I've been on a huge Pink Floyd kick recently, and while I've been listening to mainly their mid to late 70's output, their early stuff, especially with Syd, would fit right in this thread.

    EDIT: I went back and listened to A Saucerful Of Secrets and it's absolutely amazing how this band evolved into what they did.
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  13. EngineDown

    formerly known as chill yoshi

    don't really fuck with floyd or syd at all

    skip spence >>>>
  14. triptych


    Hi everyone !!! I just dig the unreal sound of psychedelic music, but not only from the 1960s, but also more "modern" stuff like Wooden Shjips or The Morlocks and Miracle Workers. I started off by listening to Jefferson Airplane, Q.M.S., MC5 and Grateful Dead and here I am:):):)
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  15. Annabeth

    Music snob

    OP's got a good fuckin music taste
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  16. prossm

    Music Writer

    Hey y'all! New here, but I thought you might dig this 3-hour playlist and accompanying article exploring the in-depth history behind the psychedelic music of the 1960's. Enjoy!

    The Origins of Psychedelic Rock

  17. Elder Lightning

    A lightning bolt without a cloud in the sky Supporter

    Adjacent, but here's a new album from Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips alt-country side project, Rose City Band:

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  18. This recently released Kikagaku Moyo set from KEXP is fantastic and one that’s been on regular rotation for me.
  19. Recorded live set from Kikagaku Moyo & Ryley Walker at Le Guess Who? 2018. Been jamming this all week.

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