Best Psychedelic Artists

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Looking for the best musicians of the psychedelic era.

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1 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive 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), ...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

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2 The Beatles The Beatles The 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!

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

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. -

3 The Doors The Doors The 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

I can understand people say this isn't the best band, but when it comes to psychedelic rock, they absolutely rule. Morrison's voice is unbelieveable

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4 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The 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

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

8 Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane was a San Francisco, California-based band who pioneered the American counterculture movement as well as psychedelic rock. ...read more.
9 Mamas & The Papas
10 Syd Barrett Syd Barrett Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

He is what made Pink Floyd psychedelic... get him higher. - BrianScott01

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11 The Yardbirds The Yardbirds The 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".
12 Captain Beefheart Captain Beefheart Don Van Vliet was an American singer, songwriter, musician and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart.
13 King Crimson King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band had numerous band member changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (Guitar). ...read more. V 1 Comment
14 Tangerine Dream
15 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead 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).

Where Bluebirds Fly, Everything In Its Right Place, Idioteque, Fitter Happier, Decks Dark, Feral, 4 Minute Warning, Kid A, Where I End and You Begin and Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was and much more

One of the best band's today...

16 Can Can
17 the Mothers of Invention the Mothers of Invention
18 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis 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.
19 Moody Blues Moody Blues
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