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Psychedelic Rock

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Chris McInnes

on 28 November 2016

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Transcript of Psychedelic Rock

Psychedelic Rock
Psychedelic Culture

Exotic instrumentation - sitar, keyboards,
Extended song structures
Experimental recording techniques/fx - (distortion, panning, flanging)
Captain Beefheart
Civil rights movement
Vietnam war
Gender roles
Folk rock - Dylan, Byrds
Indian music
Electronic music - Stockhausen, Schaeffer
Literature - Kerouac, Kesey, Huxley
Dr Albert Hoffman
Aldous Huxley
Dr Timothy Leary
The Doors
Frank Zappa
Jimi Hendrix
British Invasion
The Pink Floyd
Modern Psychedelia
Tame Impala
My Bloody Valentine
Dates: 1965 - 1969
US: San Francisco, Los Angeles
UK: London, Cambridge
Psychedelia around the world
Lyrics - 'poetic', strange imagery, drug references
'Psychedelic' =
Key artists

Jefferson Airplane
The Grateful Dead
The Doors

The Beatles
The Pink Floyd
The Soft Machine

San Francisco
Made 'under the influence'
Intended to intensify, accompany or mimic psychedelic experience
Musical Features
Jefferson Airplane
Spiritual/religious - Buddhism, Meditation
Student population
Political activism
"Turn on, tune in, drop out"
Musical Influences
Non-Musical Influences
Progressive Rock/Krautrock
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Live shows - sound quality, visuals
Experimentation vs commercialism
Electronics in rock/pop music
Mind manifesting
King Gizzard...
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