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  CSP - 'Come Blow Your Mind With Me', by Andrew M. Greeley
So, psychedelia takes man away from the ordinary into the really Real, as any reader of Mircea Eliade knows, is precisely what religions have always attempted to do-to transcend the finite, ordinary, and confused of their everyday existence and bring man in touch with the basic realities of the universe.
Psychedelia enables rational industrial man and his children to pull out of themselves, to back from and over against ordinary experience and judge it in the quality of new insight or from the perspective of new unity.
Psychedelia is repulsed about artificiality, the phoniness, and dishonesty of the stylized relationships of bourgeois, industrial, secular society, and tries to create communities of its own motivated by common faith and common love, in which true believers may relate to one another as authentic human beings.
www.csp.org /chrestomathy/come_blow.html   (1013 words)

 Psychedelic music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Byrds also contributed to psychedelia with "Eight Miles High," a song with odd vocal harmonies and an extended guitar solo that guitarist Roger McGuinn states was inspired by Raga and John Coltrane.
The musicians and bands who continued to embrace psychedelia often went on to create progressive rock in the 1970s, which maintained the love of unusual sounds and extended solos but added jazz and classical influences to the mix.
Other British dabblers in psychedelia include XTC and Martin Newell with The Cleaners from Venus and The Brotherhood of Lizards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psychedelic_rock   (1175 words)

 Psychedelia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California.
Its beginnings are associated with San Francisco but the style soon spread across the U.S.A., and worldwide.
Psychedelia takes its name from psychedelic (mind manifesting) drugs, which assisted in fueling an entire subculture of fusing together different genres and mediums where strong boundaries had previously existed.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psychedelia   (150 words)

 CSP - 'The Long Trip: The Prehistory of Psychedelia' by Paul Devereux
It is possible that these most august forms of decorative, architectural, and religious imagery come from the depths of all our cultures, and speak to us of altered consciousness.
Psychedelia probably underpins our most treasured religious iconography.
Whatever the decisions that are made in these matters, however, one thing is certain: the Long Trip will continue in one form or another into the haze of the future just as surely as it has emerged out of the mists of the past.
www.csp.org /chrestomathy/long_trip.html   (1850 words)

 The Hollies and psychedelia
Despite it’s garish mind-bending sleeve, it’s only musical concession to psychedelia is a liberal sprinkling of the kind of studio fairy dust which was becoming commonplace by this point.
Butterfly is both the pinnacle and the death of the Clarke/Hicks/Nash song writing team and the Hollies’ flirtation with psychedelia.
Along with "Maker", there are two other attempts at full-blown psychedelia in "Try It" and "Elevated Observations?" which swim in a sea of backward cymbals, tape loops and primeval moog noodling.
www.marmalade-skies.co.uk /hollies.htm   (2534 words)

 Potent Brew - Psychedelia Grooves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It's an eclectic mix which invites you to undertake a transformative journey through darkness into light; to engage the flow and to step outside the arbitrary boundaries imposed by the Babylon system.
aims to be colourful, funky and provocative and the debut album Psychedelia Grooves is essentially drum n bass, incorporating elements of funk, jazz, reggae, dub and African music.
Psychedelia Grooves is a voyage into the psychedelic imagination where contemporary genres converge, where nothing is as it seems and where reality is not conditioned by the power of the dominator culture.
www.potentbrew.com /potentb1.html   (421 words)

 Psychedelia - Nostalgia Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Psychedelia was largely a product of California's hippie movement - Cultivated in the deeper recesses of the mind, often with the help of hallucinogenic drugs, the psychedelic style at its height pervaded clothes, music and particularly graphic design - The most noticeable visual elements of the style being swirling shapes and luminous colours.
Psychedelic graphics usually comprised a collage of Day-Glo coloured images such as flowers and rainbows which found their way into the art of posters and record covers.
However, the psychedelic style was so strong and unsympathetic to other styles that it inevitably departed as quickly as it had arrived, and as early as 1968 people had "overdosed" on psychedelia.
www.nostalgiacentral.com /pop/psychedelia.htm   (380 words)

 The History of Rock Music - The Nineties
By fusing the extreme styles of psychedelia that favored the extended, free-form jam (acid-rock, space-rock, raga-rock) over the oddly-arranged tune, a number of groups sculpted epic sonic endeavors.
Texas psychedelia had been the craziest since the 1960s, and it claimed again that supremacy in the 1990s, led, of course, by the achievements of the Butthole Surfers.
The golden age of British psychedelia was not the 1960s: it was the 1990s.
www.scaruffi.com /history/cpt53.html   (4737 words)

 Midheaven Mailorder | Browse by Label: World Psychedelia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
***A massive blast of Korean psychedelia originally released in or around the year 1972.
Korean fuzz guitar master SHIN JUNG HYUN and his band THE MEN are the backing band, with their solid presence evident throughout, sustaining a spacey West Coast psychedelia vibe.
Originally released around 1977--though it sounds like it was recorded in the late 1960s--the album is a blast of spirited psychedelia with rollicking bass licks, creative arrangements, and hot guitar and synthesizer solos, the latter of which come courtesy of the group’s sister.
www.midheaven.com /labels/nonexc/world.psychedelia.html   (1328 words)

 British Psychedelia Downloads - Download British Psychedelia Music - Download British Psychedelia MP3s
After their initial run of success, the group took a sharp left turn into psychedelia with the orchestrated album Emotions (1967), impressive singles that owed more to Pink Floyd than Bo Diddley, and, most significantly, S.F. Sorrow (1968).
They cut some fine psychedelia and crossed paths with the members of Traffic in the studio during this period.
In the early days of British psychedelia, three bands were consistently cited as first-generation figureheads of the London-based underground sound: Pink Floyd, the Soft Machine, and Tomorrow.
www.mp3.com /genre/452/subgenre.html   (4613 words)

 The History of Rock Music - The Sixties
Another martyr of psychedelia, Jimi Hendrix (21), was one of the greatest icons of the 1960s.
British psychedelia was a very minor and very late phenomenon, with one notable exception: Pink Floyd.
Parson Sound, whose compositions would surface only 32 years later on Parson Sound (2001), Their main influences were minimalist composer Terry Riley, who at the time was inventing a musical aesthetic founded on repetition, and pop-art guru Andy Warhol, who, at the time, was experimenting with the droning music of the Velvet Underground.
www.scaruffi.com /history/cpt21.html   (5892 words)

 The Austin Chronicle Music: Phases and Stages
To this area of the obscure is where Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow, hopes to take us.
On Private Press, Shadow, a pioneer in vinyl preservation, allows the wax-engraved samples to lead him through an intentionally loose-strung concept of hip-hop and psychedelia, which at times loses focus.
The LP's 14 tracks break down into three sections that diverge and wake into reality, then spin off into the endorphin-induced unknown of composed collages.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/dispatch/2002-06-14/music_phases2.html   (179 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Music: Psychedelia at Abbey Road 1965-1969   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If this is due to my misunderstanding of the genre called 'Psychedelia' then I stand corrected, but the general notion stands, given what I have already said.
It's a credit to Abbey Road studio that EMI can release an album of psychedelia recorded at the studio -- a pretty restrictive criterium, you'd think -- and still produce probably the best available single CD introduction to the genre.
The collection is arranged in chronological order of recording, a span of about four years, which surprisingly doesn't lead to as pronounced a development as you might imagine.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000G6NR   (926 words)

 SpaceRock And Psychedelia Lonestar Style
Of course, Texas psychedelia started long before the Nineties; in fact the Thirteenth Floor Elevators and Red Crayola were amongst the earliest bands to perfect the freak-out sound, whether in song-form or improvisationally.
For readers who are completely unfamiliar with Texas spacerock and psychedelia, I'd imagine that Arlington's Liquid Sound Company might be the safest place to start.
From dreamy space to trippy psychedelia to fuzzy space-punk, Texas has just about it all, and is nothing short of a hot-bed for new talent.
aural-innovations.com /issues/issue5/texas01.html   (3115 words)

 Techno Guide: Psychedelia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The British Psychedelia scene was more surrealistic and sound exploration oriented.
THE BEATLES were the pioneers of the psychedelia with the release of the song "Tomorrow Never Knows" in 1966.
The European scene was protagonised by bands like Syd Barret's PINK FLOYD, Tomorrow, Soft Machine, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and Flower Pot Men.
www.intuitivemusic.com /tguidepsychedelia2.html   (100 words)

 Music.com ||| Neo-Psychedelia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Neo-psychedelia covers a diverse array of artists from the end of the punk era to the present day, all of whom drew from the equally diverse original sounds of '60s psychedelia.
Whether they played trippy psychedelic pop (à la the Beatles, early Pink Floyd, and countless others), jangly Byrds-influenced guitar rock, distortion-drenched free-form jams, or mind-bending sonic experiments, these groups looked to psychedelia as a wellspring of evocative, unusual sounds, and either updated or unabashedly copied the original artists' approaches.
Some neo-psychedelia was explicitly druggy, while for others it was simply a logical complement to their bizarre lyrics or left-of-center outlooks.
www.music.com /style/neo-psychedelia/1   (245 words)

 Online Rock Radio Station - Live365 Internet Radio - Turn Me On, Dead Man
The starting point for the show is material that was recorded from 1965 to 1969 by bands that made a few records before disappearing into oblivion.
The show also explores punk, garage revival and neo-psychedelia of the late 1970s and 1980s, as well as garage and psychedelic influenced work of recent years.
They look like they could be walking down Carnaby Street in 1967, but Plasticland is a band from Milwaukee that has been around since 1980, playing psychedelia and trippy garage rock.
www.live365.com /stations/turnmeondeadman   (323 words)

For the first time this album tells the complete story of the birth of Merseybeat, from the beginnings with the impact of skiffle and Rock 'n' Roll (Lonnie Donegan, Buddy Holly, Elvis etc) - influencing a whole generation of musicians - through its heyday, to late 60's psychedelia.
Eventually a new sound emerged dubbed 'Merseybeat' (Like all musical definitions, 'Merseybeat' was a broad term to apply to numerous bands with that unique Liverpool sound).
The common misconception is that the music died and psychedelia passed Liverpool by.
www.the-viper-label.co.uk /merseybeat.html   (565 words)

 The DVD Maniacs - Forum - Single Best Example Of 60's Psychedelia In Music
The tune stuck in my head is the (no doubt) untitled instrumental tune that was playing at every single pot smoking hippie party that Reed and Malloy had to bust in ADAM-12.
Sister Ray by the Velvet Underground is a screeching 17 minute orgy of noise,which I can just picture them jamming all stoned and playing just for the hell of it.
The Rhino release of "Crimson and Clover/Cellophane Symphony" contains not only the 5 and a half minute version but also a 1:03 reprise and is a great overview of the bands work but does not contain "Draggin' The Line" which sucks.
www.dvdmaniacs.net /forums/printthread.php?t=12170&pp=40   (1905 words)

 Music.com ||| British Psychedelia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although they shared some similar aesthetics and production techniques, British Psychedelia was quite different than its American counterpart.
In general, British psychedelia was either more whimsical or artily experimental than its American counterpart, plus it tended to work within the pop song structure.
No matter how many concise, pop singles they released, Pink Floyd still stretched out dramatically on stage, taking songs into uncharted territory with each performance.
www.music.com /style/british_psychedelia/1   (142 words)

 PortlandTribune.com Church of Psychedelia trips are worth taking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Church of Psychedelia holds the promise of musical challenge for local seekers of sonic adventure.
Lest we fret over a surfeit of free-dancing dervishes and patchouli pilgrims twirling ecstatically to interminable wah-wah solos, Blanchard is quick to point out that the evening will not merely be Dead-icated to styles of yore.
Blanchard, a 10-year Portland music veteran who has played in bands such as the Mome Raths and (currently) Point Line Plane, notes that the very term “psychedelia” should not be defined easily, so as to encourage a variety of interpretations.
www.portlandtribune.com /archview.cgi?id=27976   (700 words)

 The Lycaeum Forums : Neo-Psychedelia?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It's definitely a homage to 60's psychedelia, yet in no way does it sound dated.
But the real psychedelic nature of the dead came from the organic gestalt of the whole being greater then the sum of it's seven parts.
Garcia's playing never strived to imitate psychedelia, but the inherent freedom, and free association in his improvisational playing, for me, realy captures the crux of psychedelia.
forums.lycaeum.org /cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=4&t=000494   (1505 words)

  Dan Zen | Dens | Psychedelia 
My answer is "yes" to the drugs - unless you time travel to being 5 and take certain "grown-up" features like your present analytical skills with you.
I'm a bit of a purist but certainly psychedelia did not end in 1969 - perhaps that was when the "mainstream" stopped doing it - I have been doing psychedelia for a number of years.
I just hope all involved remember......"Psychedelia" is a concept, or rather, series of concepts.It is both a school of thought that begets creative out put (Be it [usuallly] music, or film, or performance art, or painting etc); and an experiential-methodological field.A vast and varried field, indeed.
www.danzen.com /cgi-bin/dens?den=Psychedelia   (1416 words)

 The DVD Maniacs - Forum - Single Best Example Of 60's Psychedelia In Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If you had to pick just one song that encapsulates the psychedelic 60's era, what would it be?
Grateful Dead were just meandering jam/country bullshit after their first two albums.
An unusual choice, as one would be more likely to choose a more famous one like "White Room" or "Sunshine of Your Love," but every time I listen to this one I think "only in the 60s."
www.dvdmaniacs.net /forums/printthread.php?t=12170   (718 words)

 BBC - Radio 2 - The History of Psychedelia
BBC - Radio 2 - The History of Psychedelia
We've put together this special feature which looks at the origins and enduring influence of Pyschedelia, including links to artist profiles, recommended albums and a special psychedelic screensaver for you to download.
Was there more to British psychedelia than Sgt. Pepper?
www.bbc.co.uk /radio2/r2music/documentaries/psych.shtml   (194 words)

 Neo-Psychedelia Downloads - Download Neo-Psychedelia Music - Download Neo-Psychedelia MP3s
In 1995, the OTC (later fleshed out by "technical advisor" Eric Harris) debuted with the EP California Demise, the first chapter in an ongoing series of high-concept recordings built around the surreal plot of an imaginary film conceived by Hart and Doss.
It's little surprise that Pierce and Sonic couldn't find themselves properly working together after it, but even less that hordes of bands to follow would rank Playing With Fire as the equal (or better) of psychedelia's '60s/'70s forebears.
Sonic himself is quoted in one reissue's liner notes as feeling the album "was the refining point of a lot of my theories on minimalism being maximalism" -- as apt a description as any.
www.mp3.com /neo-psychedelia/genre/330/subgenre.html   (2972 words)

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