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best trippy psychedelic bands from 1966-68

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Initial post: Feb 12, 2010 11:28:26 PM PST
Puffany says:
strawberry alarm clock
13th floor elevators
the seeds
jefferson airplane
grateful dead
electric prunes
pink floyd

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2010 11:37:16 PM PST
M. Zehnder says:
the beatles?...

You've done too much acid.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2010 11:47:55 PM PST
Puffany says:
strawberry fields/i am the walrus/tomorrow never knows/lucy in the sky with diamonds kidding me M. Zehnder? i'm not talking about 'love me do'!
by the way - the acid was good

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2010 2:46:51 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 13, 2010 4:04:56 AM PST
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Cream: Disraeli Gears Album... no question! "Tales of Brave Ulysses"

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 4:21:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 13, 2010 4:35:25 AM PST
C. C. Chard says:
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Captain beefheart and His Magic Band
Mothers of Invention/Frank Zappa
Paul Butterfield Blues Band (East - West)
H.P. Lovecraft
Pearls Before Swine
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Peter Brotzmann
Sun Ra
Albert Ayler
I know the last five are jazz but they were definitely trippy, and they enhanced chemically induced consciousness.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 4:29:44 AM PST
Ultimate Spinach (the original from Boston) - "Ballad of the Hip Death Goddess"

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2010 4:52:31 AM PST
Kevin Bold says:
You left out Blue Cheer!

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 5:32:10 AM PST
Visigoth says:
Vanilla Fudge, Bubble Puppy

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 8:08:48 AM PST
H. Hines says:
Sgt. Peppers is one of the trippiest albums ever made! If you don't know about it, sorry for you. However, the best psychedelic band is the Grateful Dead. I toured with them for years - went to hundreds of shows. No other band can carry you to the nether regions of the universe and back. See LIVE/DEAD - DARK STAR.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 9:34:59 AM PST
J. Nelson says:
Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Saucerful of Secrets
The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed, In Search of the Lost Chord
Bee Gee's - 1st, Odessa
Beatles - Revolver, Sgt Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour
Love - Forever Changes

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 9:54:17 AM PST
As I began reading this thread, I put the headphones on and dialed up "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" in my iTunes library and wondered this: given the nearly ubiquitous ear bud, does any artist or group make good "headphone (ear bud) music? It seems like a natural "fit" to me.

I'm currently listening to Moby Grape, being as I'm on this psych-rock trip just now! Next is The Amboy Duke's "Journey To The Center Of The Mind!"

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 10:37:09 AM PST
S. Rice says:
Tim Buckley - Goodbye and Hello
Pearls Before Swine - Balaklava
The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 4:54:45 PM PST
Peter Frampton's first band, The Herd.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 6:05:46 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 14, 2010 6:07:12 PM PST
Noise says:
Zehnder - Yes, the Beatles. "Tomorrow Never Knows" alone would be enough to put them there.

The Grateful Dead for sure - easily the best rock band the United States has ever produced, hands down. The likes of Small Faces, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix Experience(!), and plenty of others did great work too.

But the Syd Barrett-led Pink Floyd will probably always be the trippiest in my mind. Piper at the Gates of Dawn is the most deliriously zonked-out album I can think of by a significant margin. "Bike", anyone?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2010 6:32:24 PM PST
Kevin Bold says:
Frank Zappa was VERY anti-drug (not that he shoved it on anyone), and would have been very offended to be on this list. He was under the influence of Edgar Varese, not acid.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2010 8:30:42 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 14, 2010 9:56:02 PM PST
Rob says:
Second Ultimate Spinach as the "trippiest" with no qualification of quality.
The best???
The Beatles, the Who, Gypsy, Hendrix, Jeff Beck (Truth), Traffic...and a dozen more.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 6:53:40 AM PST
B. A. Dilger says:
Spirit; Quicksilver Messenger Service; Santana.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 8:52:12 AM PST
The Doors Robby Krieger was not the best guitar player in the world, but he was one of the trippiest. Of course The Beatles go to the head of the class (pun intended).

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2010 9:12:44 AM PST
Noise says:
Will - I do believe I've heard 'My White Bicycle' once or twice. I recall it being pretty good. English psychedelia is indeed full of interesting stuff. How could I have forgotten about the Pretty Things with 'SF Sorrow'? Great album, 'Baron Saturday' is a gas.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2010 9:16:50 AM PST
Noise says:
I actually like some of Krieger's playing quite a bit. His solo in 'Five to One' is genius.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2010 9:37:06 AM PST
Jym Cherry says:
I think the roar of Robby's guitar in When The Music's Over probably makes that song the best of psychedelic songs.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 9:57:51 AM PST
Pink Floyd Syd Barret-era "The Piper At The Gates of Dawn" ( recorded simultaneously down the hall from the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper" sessions, same time, same studio)

13th Floor Elevators - "Easter Everywhere" ( everyone who likes psych-rock needs to hear this, especially the track "Slip Inside This House")

Iron Butterfly - "Heavy", "In-a Gadda-Da-Vida", "Ball"

By the way, "In-A-Dadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly was largely a first take - recorded unbeknownst to the band members as they were doing a soundcheck. It was the soundcheck that got released. It was recorded while the engineer and the band were awaiting the arrival of the producer. There were some minimal overdubs added).

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 10:19:23 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2010 4:45:06 PM PST
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