Acid rock is a loosely defined type of rock music that evolved out of the mid-1960s garage punk movement and helped launch the psychedelic subculture. The style is generally defined by heavy, distorted guitars, lyrics with drug references, and long improvised jams. Its distinctions from other genres can be tenuous, as much of the style overlaps with '60s punk, proto-metal, and early heavy, blues-based hard rock.
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British electronic pop outfit Broadcast completed their full transformation from space-age bachelor pad indie rock to captains of their own kaleidoscopic voyage on haha Sound. Five different producers threw their weight behind the efforts at various stages of its 15-month gestation period, as did Barrett’s former bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour and Soft Machine head honcho Robert Wyatt. The album passed without much concern after its release in the first week of the 1970s, but the decades since have seen trends catch up to it. Through 2018 ears, the broken, vulnerable character and under-polished instrumentation of tracks like No Good Trying and Octopus seems shockingly contemporary, as if a manual for R. Stevie Moore or Ariel Pink.
Who released the first ever rock opera? If you said The Who, then go immediately into remedial rock classes. This album came out in December 1968, nearly six months before Tommy. Several years before he threw in his lot with those punk types, Lee was a member of Felt, an Alabama psych band whose self-titled, debut album lit up 1971, but failed to sell. Well, they were on the little known Nasco label, which might explain the commercial constipation. But what these six tracks show is a young band who even in this formative part of their career had a grasp of how to impress through their creativity without toppling over into the torpor of self-indulgence.
What separates acid rock from regular old psych rock is it's loopy, trippy instrumentals. Many acid rock bands have long, brooding solos and had few, if any lyrics. These are known as some of the greatest rock bands in history and with good reason. Their sounds defined a generation of music and still are highly influential for acid rock bands everywhere. Ultimately, if you like acid rock, you'll know how to vote on this list.
Arguably the first song that truly pioneered electronic (yes, this is a half psych rock, half electronic song), what this song does is take away everything you think you know and destroy it, and then replace it with train horns, seagulls, down tempo electric guitar, and some proto-trance-style tape tampering. Ehhh, this one is the most psychedelic rock ever in my opinion. 4 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd. Jimi Hendrix was not only a guitar god but he was an acid legend to. This song was about drugs written for people who took drug by a man who took drugs. How psychedelic can you get?