stylistic origins: Garage Rock, Folk Rock, Blues, Rāga (occasionally)
cultural origins: Mid 1960s, Britain and United States
sub-genres: 6
artists listed: 801
albums: 3,391
tracks: 54,301
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Psychedelic

stylistic origins: Garage Rock, Folk Rock, Blues, Rāga (occasionally)
cultural origins: Mid 1960s, Britain and United States

Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. It emerged during the mid 1960s among garage and folk rock bands in Britain and the United States. Psychedelic rock is a bridge from early blues-based rock to progressive rock and heavy metal, but it also drew on non-Western sources such as Indian music's rāgas and sitars.

While the first contemporary musicians to be influenced by psychedelic drugs were in the jazz and folk scenes, the first use of the term "psychedelic" in popular music was by the acid-folk group The Holy Modal Rounders in 1964, with the song "Hesitation Blues". The first use of the term "psychedelic rock" was on the 13th Floor Elevators' business card designed by John Cleveland and circulated in December 1965. The term was first used in print in the Austin Statesman in an article about the band titled "Unique Elevators shine with Psychedelic Rock" dated 10 February 1966.

In 2001, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez formed the psychedelic/progressive rock band The Mars Volta. The Mars Volta is notable for fusing psychedelic music with jazz fusion, punk rock and Latin American music. They are also known for obscurely-based concept albums and lyrics written in both English and Spanish.

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