Psychedelic Music Thread

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Psychedelic Music Thread

Post by rememberaday » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:40 am

*takes tab of LSD*
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Re: Psychedelic Albums Thread

Post by rememberaday » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:21 am

Here's my list (in order):
50. Anthem of the Sun – Grateful Dead
49. Gandalf – Gandalf
47. Electric Music For The Mind And Body – Country Joe And The Fish
46.. Behold And See – Ultimate Spinach
45. Between The Buttons – The Rolling Stones
44. Happy Trails – Quicksilver Messenger Service
43. Quicksilver Messenger Service – Quicksilver Messenger Service
42. Mr. Fantasy – Traffic
41. Odgen’s Nut Gone Flake – Small Faces
40. Live/Dead – Grateful Dead
39. Disraeli Gears – Cream
38. The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – The Incredible String Band
37. Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys
36. Third – Soft Machine
35. Fifth Dimension – The Byrds
34. Hawkwind – Hawkwind
33. Wheels Of Fire – Cream
32. Days Of Future Passed – The Moody Blues
31. Sunshine Superman – Donovan
30. Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly
29. Ummagumma – Pink Floyd
28. Parable Of Arable Land – The Red Crayola
27. Younger Than Yesterday – The Byrds
26. The Notorious Byrd Brothers – The Byrds
25. Their Satanic Majesties Request – The Rolling Stones
24. Tomorrow – Tomorrow
24. Barrett – Syd Barrett
23. In Search Of The Lost Chord – The Moody Blues
22. Crown Of Creation – Jefferson Airplane
21. The Velvet Underground And Nico – The Velvet Underground
TOP 20:
20. Forever Changes – Love
19. Moby Grape – Moby Grape
18. Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane
17. After Bathing At Baxter’s – Jefferson Airplane
16. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
15. The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators
14. Easter Everywhere – 13th Floor Elevators
13. Are You Experienced? – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
12. The Doors – The Doors
11. The Beatles – The Beatles
TOP 10:
10. Axis: Bold As Love – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. Smiley Smile – The Beach Boys
8. Oar- Skip Spence
7. Electric Ladyland – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
6. Odessey And Oracle – The Zombies
5. A Saucerful Of Secrets – Pink Floyd
4. The Madcap Laughs- Syd Barrett
3. Strange Days – The Doors
2. Revolver – The Beatles
1. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – Pink Floyd

My pick for the week is The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter. It's some quite nice psychedelic folk.

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Post by Keith Jordan » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:29 am

Wonderful.


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Post by rememberaday » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:51 pm

The Water Song :



Lyrics:

Water water see the water flow
Glancing dancing see the water flow
O wizard of changes water water water
Dark or silvery mother of life
Water water holy mystery heavens daughter

God made a song when the world was new
Waters laughter sings it is true
O, wizard of changes, teach me the lesson of flowing
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Post by Massed Gadgets » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:56 pm

Some of my favourites, in no particular order (and not necessarily all inclusive)

Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido and Space Ritual
The Small Faces - Odgen Nut's Gone Flake
Ultimate Spinach - Ultimate Spinach
Can - Tago Mago
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing At Baxters
The Flower Travellin' Band - Satori
Comus - First
H.P. Lovecraft - H.P. Lovecraft and II
Pink Floyd - More and Umma Gumma
Brainticket - Cottonwoodhill
The Moody Blues - In Search of the Lost Chord
Gong - Flying Teapot (Radio Gnome Invisible Vol. 1)
Steve Miller Band - Children of the Sun, Number 5
Ash Ra Tempel - Schwingungin, Starring Rosi
Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri
Love - Forever Changes
The Grateful Dead - Anthem of the Sun and Live Dead
Donovan - Sunshine Superman and Hurdy Gurdy Man
The Far East Family Band - Nippojin: Join Our Mental Phase Sound
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

And special mention to one of my all time favourite pyschedelic albums:
The Spacious Mind - Mind of a Brother...but since we can't go past 1975 and this came out in 1999, it's not officially on the list. (there are many, many more post '75 albums I would put on my list)

Album of the week...one of the trippiest albums ever recorded (not to mention one of the trippiest album covers ever)...
Brainticket - Cottonwoodhill

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Post by nosaj » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:44 pm

Big thumbs up on Brainticket!!! :smt023

I discovered them only a few months ago, and was totally floored...why had I not heard of them before???

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Post by danielcaux » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:37 am

First time I heard of them. Honestly I couldn't stand the long "epic" track from Cottonwoodwill album, the one where the lady moans and delivers a lot of new age jibberish. But this other song is kinda nice, and the album has a better cover too: brains that turn into large intestines! Quite a bold commentary about psychedelic lyrics? :lol:



Is Shocking Blue considered psycheledic? I like their second album "At Home". For me they are like the dutch version of the Jefferson Airplane, with Mariska Veres following the steps of Grace Slick quite ...gracefully.





Quite nice drum and bass work there. "Poor Boy" is another favourite, very reminiscent of Interstellar Overdrive, but with a little bit of country feel added to the mix. And the closing track the Butterfly and I has some dreamy vocal harmonies in the chorus, too bad they ruin it with that oh so psychedelic nonsense at the end.

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Post by rememberaday » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:37 am

I liked Cottonwoodhill. Very experimental, weird music.

Can early King Crimson be considered psychedelic? Some of their songs are surely very dreamy!

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Post by rememberaday » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:26 pm

For those who know a bit of studio jargon and effects, could you tell me whether there is any difference between phasing and flanging ? (Both a studio effects that add more psychedelic-ness to the music).

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Post by danielcaux » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:15 pm

Both are basically time delay effects. But while flanging applies the time delay to the whole signal, phasing applies different time delays to different frequencies of the original signal, thus resulting in a more "jumbled" sound.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar06/a ... 0306_1.htm

And regarding Crimson, I think they lacked that element of whimsiness and extraversion that was so characteristic of psychedelic music. Their music has always been very cerebral and restrained, not kaleidoscopic at all.

Now, does a mock psychedelic album counts for the top ten? Personally I think it's one of the best psychedelic albums, if not the best from that period, perhaps second only to Piper, but it so full of cynicism and satire, that I don't know if fans would consider it part of their beloved "movement":

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Post by rememberaday » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:56 pm

It does qualify, and an excellent psych album it is.

My album recommended for the coming week:

1) Mr Fantasy by Traffic - Great debut.


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Post by henno » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:04 pm



a personal favourite

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Post by rememberaday » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:08 pm

The psych album for the week - Strange Days by The Doors. I really love thee dark sound, much more psychedelic than their debut.

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Post by nosaj » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:18 pm

I just read about an album by Chad & Jeremy called the Arc (or Ark??) from 1968. Looks interesting. Anybody heard it? Thoughts?

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Post by rememberaday » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:11 am

Allmusic rated it a 3/5.

Read the review here http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-ark-mw0000345112