Best Psychedelic Artists

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Looking for the best musicians of the psychedelic era.

The Top Ten

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

The best

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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 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.

7 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.
8 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
9 Mamas & The Papas
10 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".

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The Contenders

11 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

12 Can Can Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany in 1968 by the core quartet of Holger Czukay (bass), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Michael Karoli (guitar), and Jaki Liebezeit (drums). The group cycled through several vocalists, including Malcolm Mooney ('68–70) and Damo Suzuki ...read more.
13 Tangerine Dream
14 Captain Beefheart Captain Beefheart Don Van Vliet was an American singer, songwriter, musician and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart.
15 Blue Cheer Blue Cheer Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, ...read more.
16 MGMT MGMT MGMT 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.

17 Shocking 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.

18 Tame Impala Tame Impala Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.

They have two albums and those are probably one of the best music albums produced in the past 5 years.

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20 Moody Blues Moody Blues
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