Psychedelic rock is intended to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs, most notably LSD.
While the list could be endless,there are a hundred songs I could have picked, I have curated a smattering of essentials from those heady days to current era. The music here requires no actual medication to enjoy by they way; the sounds alone are a trip unto themselves. So, as the saying goes ... "Tune in, turn on and rock out," these are my 12 Essential Songs from the Psychedelic Genre.
1. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
2. Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
3. The End - The Doors
4. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds- The Beatles
5. Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
6. Arriving Somewhere but Not Here- Porcupine Tree
7. Let It Happen- Tame Impala
8. Why Did I Get So High- The Peanut Butter Conspiracy
9. Legend of a Mind- The Moody Blues
10. Grace - Country Joe & The Fish
11. Dark Star - Grateful Dead
12. You're Gonna Miss Me- The 13th Floor Elevators