Top 10 Psychedelic Rock BandsThis is where the great 60s rock genre was at, love on it.
The Top Ten
World's best band Evan after 1/2 of a century I love to listen them
For all you non floyd listeners out there Thinking "What another brick in the whatsit isn't psychedelic! ", just for you to know, there are more albums then this and listen to pipe at the gates of dawn, an album fronted by my dear friend Syd Barrett. And those of you who want to talk to me about him please don't try to contact me. Yes I knew him, so did a lot of people though.
Man I owe this band my life. I have tried to commit suicide multiple times and when I started listening to pink floyd I felt a natural high in my whole body. This made me realize if I can feel high from a song then why can't I feel high about life. This feeling gave me hope.
I like the Beatles better, but interns if psychedelic, no one does it like Floyd.
Nobody does it like the Doors. Nearly every song they have is great. Thank you Jim Morrison
There's no band like the doors, best ever
Not your typical psychedelic but no one takes you on more of a trip through dark, light, ominous and enlightening than The Doors One of a kind
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.
Tomorrow Never Knows, A Day in the Life, Strwberry Fields Forever, I Am the Walrus, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, that should say it all there...
Revolver and Sgt Pepper. Enough said.
One of the best bands ever
The Beatles are not only the influential band of all time, but also the most influential in psychedelic rock. A Day in the Life, which is psychedelic, is one of the best songs of all time, if not the best. Pink Floyd and The Doors only have a small amount of good material, while the Beatles have better material, and more material.
Some of the greatest musical talents to have ever lived. The Jimi Hendrix Experience were something else.
Jimi Hendrix Experience should be higher than Tame Impala.
People who vote for tame impala are idiots.
The Jimi Hendrix experience is probably the coolest bands And in my opinion the most Phycedelic. The sounds and the way Jimi plays the gutar is surreal.
I'm not going to say Cream is the best rock band of the 60s, but I will say it's the best band of all time.
"Listen to their music you will know"
What why is the beatles ahead of cream?! and why is the beatles even on this list! this is total bs.
cream IS THE ULTAMATE psychadelic band, equal to hendrix id say.
Should be just after pink floyd
Oh yes. They're wonderful.
It’s sad that people nowadays don’t know the difference between psychedelic and progressive rock
Don't knock this band unless you've really listened to them. Seriously, great music does not only lie in the past bands of our generation, impala are amazing. I don't know if they're the best but they're certainly up there.
Notice how they're probably the only modern band on this list? They're that talented.
Hands down The only band in the modern times that can be called one of the best of all time!
Major part of history and deserves to be on the mainstream. Please don't bring us down.
GD will always be the ultimate psychedelic rock band of all time for me - the fact that they are still giving heads and a community that spans three generations their live experience at high levels and that dozens of quality cover/tribute bands expand the vibe around the country month to month speaks volumes.
I'm a deadhead so Grateful dead is in the top 5.
None of these top bands, other than the Pink Floyds early years, would play long, 20 minute plus songs, and none of these bands would stay out and play 2 sets. These guys deserve to be number 1
How are these guys not number 1?
Grace Slick wrote "White Rabbit" in 1965 when she was still with The Great Society, but it went mainstream in 1967 with the Airplane
Honestly how can they not be 1st? Jefferson Airplane put psychedelic music on the map and there isn't one member that plays bad. Jack Cassady hands down best American bassist ever. Jorma Kaukonen fingerpicking goodness with his signature weird noisy guitar psychedelicness. Skip Spence on drums for their first album and Spencer Dryden afterwards. Marty Balin incredible folk voice on debut album and Grace Slick powerful voice too. And Paul Kantner on rhythm and writing some incredible songs.
Fabulous list. I really can't pick one. Remix time…
This band (in my opinion) is the most diverse band I have ever heard. They experiment so much with different sounds and instruments and it never seems to go bad. Stu Mackenzie, the lead singer/guitarist/clarinet player/flute player/keyboard player/bassist and a lot more is such a musical genius... He writes songs in 7/4 like it was a normal time signature. The way Stu experiments with different instruments is amazing to me, he can make any thing go together.
Best thing I have heard in the last couple of years, I got earworm for days now and not tired of it
Amazing band, great sound
The amount of diversity these guys bring to the table is unparalleled, with so many great albums in such a short span of time, each a wonder on their own but some forming a loosly cohesive "Gizzaverse". If you want a psych rock experience for the ages, throw on Nonagon Infinity and open the door. Just make sure you put it on repeat
Not really, don't get me wrong I really like the band, but they're not Psychedelic. The only album they made which was psychedelic was The Who Sellout. Even with that said, that's just one album, not enough to call them a psychedelic band.
8 Miles High was the first really big psychedelic hit
This should be #1
How is this not at least top 3?!?!?! You people know NOTHING about psychedelic music. Go listen to Curse of the Witches and Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow and come back and tell me this doesn’t deserve top 3.
They are psychedelic. Have you listened to "It will rain for a million years" or "Untitled"
They're prog, not psychedelic. Doesn't belong in this category.
Deserves to be in top ten
These guys used to play live while on Acid, doesn't get more phycedelic than that
The band that started it all.
Originality cannot be reinvented
Because... just listen.
Definition of psychedelia listen to the whole thing not just in a gadda
So Underrated, name me one Iron Butterfly song besides In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida?
The Yardbirds pre-dated everyone else by over a year with what would become "the psychedelic sound".
Listen to "Cavalry" or "Gold and Silver" and you'll know why Quicksilver is the best of psychedelic rock.
These guys were SO GOOD!
Why is thos behind a bunch on non-psychedelic bands. Also (no offense to the seeds), it is better than the seeds.
Should be more higher. With Janis Joplin (the best singer of all time) and the rest of the band, they made great songs like Summertime, Piece of my heart, Ball and chain...
Not really psychedelic, more extreme creativity and thinking outside the box.