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Satori is awesome! I bought that Japrocksampler the other day, there's some amazing stuff in there.
To Elfrim: check out Japrocksampler for some wild Japanese psych.
psych from the swirly distortion end of the spectrum. Really grinding, overpowering, heady stuff like Amon Duul II and Hawkwind
Also, props to the great forgotten psych classic of this ilk, Kick Out The Jams. Not because it's forgotten, but because people seem to think it's a (proto) punk record. Nah, it's heavy brainfried psych with a revolutionary attitude. And it's well good
Kick Out The Jams is well Psychadelic, The Stooges are as well really in a heavy kind of way.
Grab some Hendrix, all his albums are wicked Electric Ladyland is kind of out there as is Axis: Bold as Love.
Funkadelic's Magott Brain is a must for me too.
I'm listening to Amboss as I type.
Someone posted a link to one of their albums here a couple of weeks ago. Really weird Turkish 70s psych. There's another of their albums here http://prognotfrog.blogspot.com/2008_11_01_archive.html
The Byrds' raga/JohnColtrane stuff on 'Fifth Dimension'. My favourite psychedelic tune is Eight Miles High.
I like it when psychedelia was incorporated into simple song formats - verse chorus solo x 2.
See also Nuggets and freakbeat compilations. But don't be duped by the idiots who reckon that stuff was 'miles ahead of' the likes of the Beatles, The Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Country Joe, etc., cos they probably did it better than anyone else to be honest.
I like the Stones' psychedelic stuff too, but no-one seems to give a shit about it. Lady Jane. Perfect song.
Save My Soul - Wimple Winch
The Third Eye - The Dovers
one of my all time fave's that one
but not as psychedelic as something like She Comes In Colours.
amboy dukes, count five, 13th floor elevators, the nazz, so many good bands...
Saucerful of Secrets is often overlooked in favour of the first one though I recommend them both. It has small shades of the prog to come but is still quite trippy. Syd's last song on it makes me miss him a lot.
Piper... which I have on vinyl, and which I'd give a big fat 10/10
and Meddle, which I heard ONCE when I stopped at someone's house after a night out as I was drifting off to sleep. It was amazing.
Never had the drive to look out for SoS.
It's turd. Except for Wish You Were Here, which is good.
dark side of the moon is actually very excellent.
you can't really deny dark side and animals which came out either side of it and had a similar feel. The fact they went from pyschedelic and noise to prog and funk to rock opera means it's easy to have mixed opinions about the whole catalogue. Not turd though.
In fact my music taste generally has become quite dad like recently. oh dear. The last 2 weeks have essentially just been floyd, CS&N and techno. anyway
If you like Piper you will like Saucer. The lack of Syd's songwriting is noticeable but not detrimental. Also Atom Heart Mother. And WYWH/Animals of course. Animals is my favourite but it's definitely not psychedelic. Essentially it's all good until The Wall when it becomes more eighties sounding and less good.
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King.
Because if you want way out, spaced out, wandering, magnificent pyschedelia, there really is nothing which comes close.
Sleep music tonight maybe. Dya think I'll have wacked out dreams?
but it was a cornerstone of my 1st year at uni. Red is the album ruling my world at the moment, battering prog metal riffs + overwrought serious emotionalism + free jazz breakdowns = good times
first album is folksy psychedelic stuff
then after than things get much heavier (more so even that Sabbath were at times) and experimental (radiophonic style stuff)
get Space Ritual or maybe Doremi Fasol Latido as a starting point
- Cyborgs Revisited
That weird instrument they use. It gives such a unique feel to their stuff. Its something else.
It's a jug!
But there's a lot of different psych stuff so this may not be the alley you're looking to go down.
Personally I'd give "Donovans Monkey" a miss but the rest is gold. Especially if you like a country tinge.
you should have a look at that. it's twink and steve 'peregrine' took from tyrannosaurus rex with a bunch of the pink fairies backing them up and 'ten thousand words in a cardboard box' is the best psych rock track ever made.
Brown Rice is about as psychedelic as the trumpet gets. Ash Ra Tempel as mentioned above... their s/t is unbelieveable, but I really like psychedelic with electronics, like with New Age of Earth..
I also really like the vocabulary that comes with psychedelic music too. The stuff that gets over the idea that this music is of the utmost spiritual importance.
666 is an awesome album