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Remembering the Psychedelic Era . . .

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by FatStringer52, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Did you live it? Do you remember it?

    The Psychedelic Era ran from the early 60s to the early 70s, peaking from 1965-1969.

    We're thinking about putting together a set or two (maybe an entire gig) to celebrate the music that defines this era.

    What 2 songs come to mind when you think of this era of music?

    For me, these 2 immediately came to mind . . .

  2. Artists come more quickly to mind. The Doors, the Grateful Dead, Hendrix, Joplin, Joe Cocker...
  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006

    Sorry, I couldn't stop at two, should I go on?
  4. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I lived through it , and my head is spinning with options. White Rabbit (named earlier) is a good one.

    My top choice: Cream's Sunshine of Your Love...one of the definitive era numbers. Also a fun number to play. Lots of opportunity for use of fuzz box and wild solos.

    Some are pretty hard without the right instruments: Deep Purple's Hard Road, Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

    The Doors Light My Fire has to be one of the best-known numbers, although I really like LA Woman named earlier. Other Doors numbers can be used too, like Riders On The Storm and Hello I Love You. You really need a good keyboard player to do the Doors well.

    Don't forget the Animals' House of the Rising Sun and We Gotta Get Out of This Place (love the bass intro to that one.)

    And one of the BEST bands that wasn't really psychedelic and is forgotten by many is Paul Revere and the Raiders. Their tune Kicks would fit right in and makes sense today! Also, the numbers Hungry and Just Like Me are great tunes that nobody plays any more.
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I was young...but already having my parents buy me albums & 45rpms.
    Cool times. Playing "Light My Fire" & "I Want To Take You Higher", under the black lights, did not endear me to my parents.
  6. filmtex

    filmtex Commercial User

    May 29, 2011
    S. Texas Hill Country
    Annsman Pro Audio Dealer
    The Bubble Puppy, 13th Floor Elevators, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Moby Grape?
  7. Silver Machine - Hawkwind

    I don't dare post a video, because their dancer is only covered in paints.
  8. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    I remember it. Didn't live it, though. Kinda hard to do, wearing a military uniform, high-and-tight haircut, and a pair of BCGs...;)
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Do not forget about The Beatles...anything with backward guitars, tape loops, & sitars will do nicely.

    Motown also had some psychedelic tunes (Norman Whitfield producing)..."Cloud Nine", for example.
  10. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    “Better have a good drummer!”

  11. Can't remember much from the 60's. Too much of a blur.
    jamro217, Nashrakh, pacojas and 2 others like this.
  12. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Here is a poor example a band I was in did.

    Attached Files:

  13. I know what you mean, I started wearing the jungle fatigues in '71 . . .
    alaskaleftybass likes this.
  14. I didn't hear much "poor" there. I would have liked the singer "bark" more. Put some good "grrr" into it, if you know what I mean. Overall, an excellent cover tho . . .
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  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    That was great!
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  16. Moody Blues, Timothy Leary
    Strawberry Alarm Clock, incense and peppermints
    Chambers brothers, love, peace and happiness
  17. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    This CD is a goldmine of that stuff. One of my favorite road trip albums.

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  18. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    (Re: Jeff Scott's Kicks music link above...)

    That's a pretty good example! I like the lead singer's voice and it captured the tune well.

    I was a big fan of Paul Revere and the Raiders! They were one of the biggest bands of the mid 60's but seem to be forgotten now.[/QUOTE]

    ^^In the post right above, what about Psychotic Reaction and Wooly Bully???

    I think the OP needs a 60's set. All the material is in this thread.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017
  19. Hey nobody said Purple Haze or Foxey Lady by Jimi Hendrix yet!
    bassdude51, ZonieBass, Stumbo and 4 others like this.
  20. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    Some often neglected classics and some of my favorites. . .

    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017

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