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...In the process of cultivating its “Deadhead” following and creating a new mechanism for musical promulgation, the Grateful Dead produced some of the most innovative music to emerge from the folk/country/blues/rock spectrum of the 1960s...

Psychedelia and Its High Other

Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...On October 7, 1964, the San Francisco Chronicle announced the opening concert of the San Francisco Tape Music Center’s third season:The San Francisco Tape Music Center, where anything goes—except possibly the key of C...

Can

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...Anyone at the first Can show, which took place in Cologne, would have witnessed the birth of a new age of avant-garde rock music. Having studied avant-garde classical music, Irmin Schmidt went to New York City in 1966, where he studied...

The Doors

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...The organ-driven material of the Doors brought psychedelic rock into the pop charts. In 1965, Ray Manzarek was playing in Ray and the Ravens with his two brothers. He met fellow UCLA student Jim Morrison, who had begun to write songs...

Pink Floyd

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Psychedelic Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Psychedelic music is inspired by psychedelic experience. That is to say, what initially identified it as a genre of music was its focus on both the articulation of the psychedelic experience and the construction of ‘affective spaces...

The Who's The Who Sell Out

John Dougan

John Dougan received a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary and is an associate professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006

33 1/3 Books

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...Released in the U.S. in January 1968, The Who Sell Out was, according to critic Dave Marsh, a complete backfire—the album sold well, but not spectacularly [and was] ultimately a nostalgic in-joke: Who but a pop intellectual could appreciate...

The Psychedelic Screen

K.J. Donnelly

K.J.Donnelly is a Reader in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film (2013), British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (2001); and editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001) and co-editor (with Phil Hayward) of Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuning to the Future (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Musical Tour : Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...‘Psychedelia’ is not an easy thing to define, and indeed, there appear to be different definitions for a vague object. Michael Hicks notes that by the late 1960s, ‘it was a household term that people used to describe almost anything, from...

Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica

Kevin Courrier

Kevin Courrier is the author of several books, including Dangerous Kitchen: The Subversive World of Zappa, and Randy Newman’s American Dreams. He has been a writer/broadcaster and film critic for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) since 1990. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

33 1/3 Books

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...In the spring of 1969, the inauspicious release of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s Trout Mask Replica, a double-album featuring 28 stream-of-consciousness songs filled with abstract rhythms and guttural bellows, dramatically altered...

Love's Forever Changes

Andrew Hultkrans

Andrew Hultkrans is editor-in-chief of Bookforum magazine. Over the years, his writing has appeared in Wired, Salon, Artforum, Filmmaker, and Tin House. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

33 1/3 Books

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...Conceived as the last testament of a charismatic recluse who believed he was about to die, Forever Changes is one of the defining albums of an era. Here, Andrew Hultkrans explores the myriad depths of Love’s bizarre and brilliant record....