Best Psychedelic Artists

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1Pink FloydPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.

dark side of the moon, piper at the gates of dawn and meddle are the best psychadelic albums ever. Especially dark side.

I think, that this place should been named like "The Pink Floyd Sound" or "Pink Floyd with Syd", or "Syd Barrett" because only The Piper at The Gates Fawn, and part of Saucerful of Secrets was psychedelic.

watch a pink floyd concert and ull see why these guys should be number 1! - dltafrc21

They are so pro they never really did drugs and made songs that sound like they were high

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2The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Excellent band, very good quality music of the time compared to other bands, one of the greatest lyrical minds in john lennon and great instrumentalists too. Perfect chemistry between the band members and not one flaw in their masterpieces, they almost created psychedelic music and set in stone the staple trademarks with their album Revolver, Psychedelic Beatles Foreverr!

I think George harrison's use of the indian instruments in songs like: Love You To and Tomorrow never knows make the Beatles a defining Psychedelic element. -

Lucy in the Sky. I Am the Walrus. Strawberry Fields. Tommorow Never Knows. All psychedelic masterpieces. - InsertNameHere

3The DoorsThe Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

Its Sad that they were so short lived, but if you're really into psychedelic rock you'll no that there's no one better than the doors. I Love Pink Floyd and the Beatles but nothing can beat The Doors.

RIP Jim, your spirit will live on through your music and poems

The Beatles and Pink Floyd have better music than the doors, but when it comes to psychedelic music, no-one is better than the doors period - fidelcanojr

The doors are better thank floyd but both are great

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4The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceThe Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.

Jimi kicked ass creating most of the psychedelic sounds from that guitar of his, legendary. Tracks like "if 6 was 9", "May this be love" Come on guys seriously

5CreamCream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.
6The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
7Mamas & The Papas
8Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead were so defining in psychedelic rock that they created a huge worldwide community of Deadheads who followed them from show to show. Pretty much the definitive style and mood in psychedelia. No one can imitate their carefree blissful sound

I don't have to explain why they should be number one.

9The YardbirdsThe Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".
10Captain Beefheart

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11Jefferson AirplaneJefferson Airplane was a San Francisco, California-based band who pioneered the American counterculture movement as well as psychedelic rock. ...read more.
12RadioheadRadiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).V1 Comment
13the Mothers of Invention
14Can
15Janis JoplinJanis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
16Tangerine Dream
17MGMTMGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.

Listen to kids, the youth, congratulations, time to pretend and one of the greatest dance songs, electric feel. You will not be disappointed.

The youths are starting to change, really best band I've heard from my era.

18Shocking Blue

The songs by Shocking Blue are good psychedelic songs. Especially the song Venus, which has a good sound.
I'm the opinion, the version of Shocking Blue sounds much better than the garbage of Bananarama.

19Jethro TullJethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.
20GenesisGenesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.
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