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Originating Location: US and UK

Originating Era: 1960s


Genre Description

A form of rock music, developed in the 1960s, that aimed to emulate the sensations of being on psychotropic drugs, as well as music influenced by the usage of same. Typically, psychedelia has loads of studio effects, longer song structure, and esoteric lyrics. The movement is strongly tied in with 1960s pop, with many pop songs of the late 1960s taking on psychedelic elements. It tended to die out at the end of the 1960s, but re-emerged in the late 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. There's still a strong element of Psychedelia in indie-rock music today, although in some cases it's less people making music influenced by the use of drugs, but people making music influenced by music made influenced by the usage of drugs.

Key Artists

Key Albums

  • The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
  • Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
  • The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Chips From The Chocolate Fireball

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