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Encyclopedia > Acid rock
For "acid rock" as a geologic term, see Igneous rock.

Acid rock is a form of psychedelic rock and was the first form of it to achieve popular acclaim.[citation needed] Tom Wolfe describes the LSD influenced music of the Beatles, Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead as "acid rock" in his book about Ken Kesey and the Acid Tests, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.[1] Volcanic rock on North America Plutonic rock on North America Igneous rocks form when rock (magma) cools and solidifies, with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive (plutonic) rocks or on the surface as extrusive (volcanic) rocks. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas Kennerly Wolfe (born March 2, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia), known as Tom Wolfe, is a best-selling American author and journalist. ... Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Jefferson Airplane is an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the psychedelic rock movement. ... Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco, California. ... Kenneth Elton Kesey (September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) was an American author, best known for his novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, and as a counter-cultural figure who, some consider, was a link between the beat generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. ... The Acid Tests were a series of psychedelic parties held by Ken Kesey in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early 1960s, centered entirely around the use, experimentation, and advocacy of LSD, also known as acid. ... The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a literary journalism novel written by Tom Wolfe early in his career in 1968. ...


"Acid rock" also refers to the subset of psychedelic rock bands that were part of, or were influenced by, the San Francisco Sound, and which played loud, "heavy" music featuring long improvised solos.[2] The San Francisco Sound refers to rock music performed live and recorded by San Francisco-based rock groups of the mid 1960s to early 1970s. ...

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History and use of the term

The term acid rock was much used in its heyday of the late 1960s and early 1970s, but has fallen into disuse except for putting this music into its historical perspective.


When hard rock and heavy metal became prominent in the late 1970s, the phrase "acid rock" was sometimes generically and erroneously applied to these genres. This use of the term was often negative in nature, and was generally attributed the heaviest forms of rock; often perceived as abrasive or un-listenable to the individual using the phrase. Over time, the common use of the term "heavy metal" replaced "acid rock" for these styles of music. Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ...


Genre description

Historically and more accurately, the term refers to the relationship between music and lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, commonly called "acid". "Acid rock" can connote music recorded under the influence of LSD, or intended to be experienced in conjunction with LSD. These associations can be a matter of the musician's intention, the listener's intention, or even just a general perception on the part of the person using the term. Often the lyrics deal with drug induced psychologoical themes as well as references to mind altering techniques. Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ...


Characterized by an off-beat style, vivid imagery, and sometimes strange sound/musical effects( e.g. backward recorded music), acid rock often settles into a hypnotic groove wherein a listener (and possibly even the band) can "get lost" within a song.


Acid rock is characterized by long solos and its influence from Indian Ragas and the use of Wah-Wah pedals. Acid rock was influenced by Chicago blues and the use of a strange fuzz tone with melodies appearing in unexpected places.


Notable acid rock tracks and singles

1966

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1967

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1968

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1969

Dazed and Confused is a song by folk singer Jake Holmes from his debut solo album The Above Ground Sound of Jake Holmes, released in June, 1967. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Acid Queen is a song written by Pete Townshend and is the ninth song on The Whos rock opera Tommy. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Bubble Puppy was a Texan psychedelic rock band, formed in 1964 in Austin, Texas by Rod Prince and Roy Cox. ...

1970

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References

  1. ^ Wolfe, Tom (1968). The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Black Swan, 223. ISBN 0-552-99366-2. 
  2. ^ Lucky, Jerry (2003). The Psychedelic Rock Files. Collector's Guide Publishing Inc., 262. ISBN 1-896522-97-1. 

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