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  Psychedelic music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, an inner core of the genre that came to fruition in 1967 can be recognized by characteristic features such as modal melodies; esoteric lyrics often describing dreams, visions, or hallucinations; longer songs and lengthy instrumental solos; and recently invented "trippy" electronic effects such as distortion, reverb, and reversed, delayed and/or phased sounds.
In the United States, psychedelic music was particularly characteristic of the West Coast sound, with bands such as the Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, Country Joe and The Fish, Spirit, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the United States of America, Love and Jefferson Airplane in the vanguard.
There were also less well known psychedelic bands in outlying regions, such as the 13th Floor Elevators and Bubble Puppy working out of Texas, and the Third Bardo in New York City, a group which had a brief revival in the 1990s.
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 Psychedelic soul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psychedelic soul is a subgenre of soul music that thrived during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
A blending of psychedelic rock and soul music, the style is best exemplified in the work of multicultural rock band Sly and the Family Stone.
Psychedelic soul led the way for a harder, less subdued sound to permeate through fl music, leading the way for the mainstream funk music of the early 1970s and later disco.
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 Soul music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Soul music is a combination of rhythm and blues and gospel which began in the late 1950s in the United States.
Soul music is differentiated by its use of gospel-music devices, its greater emphasis on vocalists, and its merging of religious and secular themes.
Psychedelic soul : A blending of psychedelic rock and soul music in the late- 1960s that paved the way for the mainstream emergence of funk music a few years later.
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 Psychedelic music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psychedelic music is a musical genre which is not rigorously defined, and is sometimes interpreted to include everything from Flower Power music to Hard Rock and Acid Rock.
Psychedelic rock, with its distorted guitar sound and adventurous compositions can be seen as an important briged between heavy metal and earlier blues oriented rock.
The Smashing Pumpkins fused psychedelic rock sounds with heavy metal, becoming a highly successful alternative rock act in the 1990s.
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 Encyclopedia: Psychedelic rock
The first use of the word "psychedelic" in a rock music context is usually credited to the 13th Floor Elevators and their 1966 album The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators.
In the United States, psychedelic music was particularly characteristic of the West Coast sound, with bands such as the Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, Country Joe and The Fish, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Vanilla Fudge, Tommy James and the Shondells and Jefferson Airplane in the vanguard.
In Britain, although the psychedelic revolution occurred later, the impact was nonetheless profound within the British music scene.
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 Encyclopedia: Psychedelic music
The 13th Floor Elevators were an underground psychedelic band (widely regarded as the first band to be called psychedelic) in the mid 1960s, originally formed late 1965 in Austin,Texas, USA by Roky Erickson v.
Psychedelic Shack, released December 28, 1969, is the name of a 1970 hit single for the Motown label performed by The Temptations and produced by Norman Whitfield.
For a comprehensive list see: List of psychedelic music artists Psychedelic trance (often referred to as psytrance) is a form of trance music (a style of electronic music), developed in the early 1990s.
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 Psychedelic Soul Downloads from MP3.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Psychedelic soul was born in the late '60s, as the chemically altered consciousness and trippy production techniques of psychedelic rock found their way into the soul music of the period.
The catalyst behind psychedelic soul was Jimi Hendrix, who cut his teeth on the R&B circuit before coming into his own as a mind- and genre-bending instrumentalist who spoke to both white and fl listeners.
Perhaps the quintessential psychedelic soul band, the Family Stone's social awareness and euphoric positivity gave way to a darker, more pessimistic vision, as drugs took their toll on Sly Stone's mental stability.
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 Psychedelic Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Psychedelic music was a popular form of much music in the 1960s (and later) which is creatively oriented towards the use of mind affecting drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline and especially LSD.
The influence was also felt in fl music, where record labels such as Motown dabbled for a while with psychedelic soul, producing such hits as "Ball Of Confusion" and "Psychedelic Shack" (by The Temptations) and "Reflections" (by The Supremes) before falling out of favour.
In Great Britain, although the psychedelic revolution occurred later, the impact was nonetheless profound within the British music scene.
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In sum I would say that LSD, and such other psychedelic substances as mescaline, psilocybin, and hashish, confer polar vision; by which I mean that the basic pairs of opposites, the positive and the negative, are seen as the different poles of a single magnet or circuit.
For I saw that their enthusiasm for these states was leading them further and further away from the ideals of rational objectivity to which the department and the University were committed; especially as the department had recently acquired a computer and was going overboard for the statistical approach to psychology.
Now nothing so easily deranges people using psychedelics as a paranoid atmosphere, so that by their intervention the police created the very evils from which they were supposed to be protecting us.
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 BBC - Press Office - Soul Deep episode five
The tough, urban syncopated rhythms of funk were the soundtrack to the riots and revolutions of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
Soul Deep traces the roots of funk from James Brown 's seminal Papa's Got A Brand New Bag to the crazy psychedelia of George Clinton.
If previous soul musicians reflected social unrest and the plight of the Afro-American, George Clinton's psychedelic glam-funk was in the realms of fantasy.
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 Ball of Confusion: The Temptations In the Psychedelic Soul Era: 1969-1973 - Article - Stylus Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
And the group’s squeaky clean soulful pleadings were beginning to fall out of favor with a public that was becoming increasingly interested in music that was more reflective of the tumultuous times.
Though nearly all of the Temptationspsychedelic soul records are laden with anonymous filler—as was every Motown record—each would prove a musical, lyrical and conceptual advancement over the last.
Leaving long behind calls for climbing aboard the friendship train and dropping in at the psychedelic shack, “Papa’s” lyrics told a bleak tale of a family reunion in which brothers talk to their mother about their cad of a father who was never around.
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 VARIOUS ARTISTS 10 PTING 22 Hobbit In The Wah Wah Hour **   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This is a bizarre collection of wah wah, silly studio psych, Memphis soul jams, and other oddities.
Relatively non-melodic, sometimes mathematical, and sounding for all the world as intentional psych, yet having an immediacy not present in much of the studio mung that came out in 1968.
One of the strangest transitions resulting from the infusion of drugs into pop music was the me-too psychedelicization of soul.
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 The Temptations: Psychedelic Soul - PopMatters Music Review
The group's masterpiece of this era, Psychedelic Shack (covered by no less than six songs here, including a previously unreleased extended version of the title cut), eschewed the hit-machine format of their previous albums in favor of a more cohesive statement made up of equal parts Harlem discontent and Haight-Ashbury idealism.
Although Psychedelic Shack may have been the group's crowning achievement in terms of full-length albums, the rest of this compilation shows that the Temptations still had plenty of ideas up their silk paisley sleeves.
Because as far as retrospective sets go, Psychedelic Soul is about as good as they get -- the packaging includes detailed track information, liner notes and photos, virtually no filler, and the sequencing is chronological and judiciously separated between the two discs.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/t/temptations-psychedelic.shtml   (750 words)

 FindTutorials.com Shop :: Psychedelic Soul [US]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The title is Psychedelic Soul, and thats what you get...with great sound.
The compilation features a number of appalling cover versions, and many of the titles are on par with the likes of Tom Jones in terms of psychedelic factor.
Norman Whitfield was a genius and this record is a proof of his amazing talent as a record producer and songwriter.
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 Psychedelic Soul - UK Prices and Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Spread over two cd's this collection contains soul music history, at a time when the Temptations were trying to distance themselves away from the shackles of the Motown(pop)sound.
The year is 1967 and the psychedelic scene is at it's peak the group's lead singer David Ruffin has just been voted out, and his replacment is ex-contours singer Dennis Edwards, with this new line up Norman Whitfield decides to take the group on a new musical adventure.
Included here are not just all the hit's of this magical period, like "Psychedelic Shack" & "Can't get next to you", but also tracks that would define the temptations well into the seventies with the classic's "Ball of Confusion" & "Masterpiece" not forgetting grammy winner "Papa was a rolling stone".
www.georeviews.co.uk /Psychedelic-Soul_L158289   (389 words)

 eBay - CD: Psychedelic Soul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Things were changing on the musical landscape in the late 1960s, and the Temptations--stalwarts of Motown's golden age of matching suits, choreographed moves, and songs about innocent romance--were changing too.
Though the group's Motown albums from this era are a mixed bag (their new progressive aesthetic was paired with songs hearkening back to the group's mid-'60s sound), Britain's Spectrum Records provides the invaluable service of compiling the best of the Tempts late-'60 and early-'70s "psychedelic soul" material on one set.
Producer/songwriter Norman Whitfield helped evolve the group's music, and this set is a showcase for his achievements, as well as for the group's stellar performances.
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That's supposed to be psychedelic?" Well, this band is probably known as one of the finest bands ever by mostly everyone, but their later stuff is extremely psychedelic and helped pave the road for psychedelic pop bands.
This album is a psychedelic classic that stood as an outline for psychedelic albums to come.
Their jam style was unique and in a way psychedelic bluesy pop.They had many hits, and continued to have many through the 70's with the hitsong Fly Like An Eagle, and the 80's.
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 [UZINE] 03.18 [the cramped raabenstijn's psychedelic country soul jazz issue]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Just chunks of information (interviews, reviews, lists of cool links, news and other entertaining, perfectly niche-marketed stuff) in your mailbox when you least expect it: the uzine frequency will be as irregular as the frequencies in the music we all love.
Well this compilation sure is funky, though it's obviously more of a soul than a funk album, especially as far as the lyrics are concerned, since those deal with the typical topics of heartbreak, despair, and so on.
Important final note: the vinyl version of "Psychedelic Jazz" features a well-succeeded Frank Popp mix of "Mathar" as a bonus (17th) track, which means that the front sleeve of the vinyl is not 100% correct in its '16 Smoking Tunes' statement..
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 Krautrock Music-Psychedelic Music from Germany
A mix of jazz-rock, soul and cosmic sounds,Opal is the best album of the German underground.Check out Embryo's first five albums.
Despite they are Swiss, Brainticket are considered as one of the peak Krautrock bands.Their electronic psychedelic freak-out sound, with sticky funky grooves and female vocals on a bad trip, was many years ahead of its time.
Dreamy psychedelic folk /space rock by classic Kraut band.
www.annexus.homestead.com /krautrock1.html   (262 words)

 The Beatles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Performing for thousands of screaming fans who typically made so much noise the music could not be heard had led to disillusionment and they decided to concentrate on making records.
Their demands to create new sounds with every recording, personal experiments with psychedelic drugs and the studio techniques of recording engineer Geoff Emerick influenced the albums Revolver ( 1966) and Sgt.
McCartney's songwriting was influenced by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, who was in turn spurred on by the Beatles' work.
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 CD Baby: New ROCK: Psychedelic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
7 piece psychedelic space rock band, exploring the frontiers of modern electronics with an emphasis on originality.
This is New Psychedelic Progressive Space Folk, or what we prefer to call "D'arcana Music".
His messages are uplifting, after he takes you to the depths of the Human soul.
www.cdbaby.com /new/116?cdbaby=fad5fa9ebfa4398567e898f5df0eb3c3   (876 words)

 Plan 9 Music: Album: Temptations - Psychedelic Soul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
PSYCHEDELIC SOUL features 24 tracks on two discs, featuring the Dennis Edwards post-David Ruffin Temptations.
Whitfield traded songs with different artists just as many Motown writers and producers had done in the past; Whitfield traded his songs between the Truth and the Temptations as noted on the several better-known Temptation tracks that were originally recorded by the Undisputed Truth.
Featured are “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone,” “Ball of Confusion,” “You Make Your Heaven And Hell On Earth,” as well as their best known top 10 cut “Smiling Faces.” The group’s sound was very progressive for Motown, mixing soul harmony with Funkadelic like rhythms.
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 Amazon.com: Music: Psychedelic Soul [US] [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Whether you love or hate the Temptations' psychedelic funk/soul material, it cannot be disputed that it was something that was on the cutting edge of nothing like Motown had ever done before.
PSYCHEDELIC SOUL focuses on this chapter of the legendary quintet's career, which spans from 1968 to 1974.
After the LP "1990" (which title track is included here), the group ceased working with him and the psychedelic soul era officially ended.
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 Epinions.com - Comments on 'Psychedelic Soul and Burnin' Grooves from the Funky Family'
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 Legends - Janis Joplin
The attendant publicity exacerbated growing tensions within the line-up as critics openly declared that the group was holding the singer's potential in check.
Cheap Thrills, a joyous celebration of true psychedelic soul, contained two Joplin "standards", "Piece Of My Heart" and "Ball And Chain', but the sessions were fraught with difficulties and Joplin left the group in November 1968.
Her love of "uptown soul" is confirmed by the inclusion of three Jerry Ragovoy compositions - "My Baby", "Cry Baby" and "Get It While You Can" - while "Trust Me" and "A Woman Left Lonely" show an empathy with its southern counterpart.
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 Dusty Groove America - Home Page - Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Brazil, Latin, and more on LP and CD Acid Jazz, etc. ...
Incredibly soulful disco -- curated by legendary DJs/groove junkies Joey Negro and Sean P! Joey and Sean previously served as the architects of BBE's stellar Disco Spectrum series -- and they've brought their A-game over to Z Records from what we can only hope will be another long-living series!
One of the most fantastic soul tracks of the 90s, but really a track that is timeless.
Funky female soul galore -- a great batch of rare tunes from the 60s and 70s, with a key focus on the female voice over hard and heavy rhythms!
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 Psychedelic Soul - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
As the lysergic haze of psychedelia spread over the skies of 1960s rock, certain soul artists fell under the spell of panned sonic textures, outrageous guitar effects, lay-back-and-groove rhythms, marathon song lengths, and foggy lyrical imagery.
Some, such as the Temptations and the Chambers Brothers, were soul mainstays heading in a new direction, while fresh acts like Sly & the Family Stone and Edwin Starr fearlessly stretched the boundaries of soul in the late '60s and early '70s.
As the '70s tripped forward, psychedelic soul's aftereffects persevered as George Clinton 's zany Parliament / Funkadelic funk conglomerate adapted the elasticity expressed in the work of Stone and the Temptations.
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