Acid rock is a loosely defined type of rock music  that evolved out of the mids 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 punkproto-metaland early heavy, blues -based hard rock. The term, which derives Transhumance - Various - San Francisco Sound Spectrum Volume One name from lysergic acid diethylamide LSDis sometimes used interchangeably with " psychedelic rock ", but may refer more specifically to a more musically intense subgenre or sibling to the psychedelic rock style.
Acid rock distinguishes itself from other psychedelic rock styles by having a harder, louder, heavier, or rawer sound, and developed mainly from the American West Coast. Such American groups did not focus on novelty recording effects or whimsy as much as subsequent British psychedelia, and instead emphasized the heavier qualities associated with both the positive and negative extremes of the psychedelic experience.
As the movement progressed into the late s and s, elements of acid rock split into two directions, with hard rock and heavy metal on one side and progressive rock on the other. In the s, the stoner metal genre combined acid rock with other hard rock styles such as grungeupdating the heavy riffs and long jams found in acid rock and psychedelic-influenced metal.
The term is regularly deployed interchangeably with "psychedelic rock". As a hard rock variant of psychedelia, acid rock evolved from the s garage punk movement, with many of its bands eventually transforming into heavy metal acts. Many bands associated with acid rock aimed to create a youth movement based on love and peace, as an alternative to workaholic capitalist society. Szatmary states, "a legion of rock bands, playing what became known as 'acid rock,' stood in the vanguard of the movement for cultural change.
When played live at dance clubs, performances were accompanied by psychedelic-themed light shows  in order to replicate the visual effects of the acid experience. Their stage performance involved the use of strobe lights to reproduce LSD's "surrealistic fragmenting" or "vivid isolating of caught moments".
That [song's theremin ] sent so many musicians back to the studio to create this music on acid. According to Laura Diane Kuhn, the heavier form of psychedelic rock Bother - Stone Sour - Stone Sour as acid rock developed from the late s California music scene. Other bands credited with creating or laying the foundation for acid rock include garage rock bands such as the 13th Floor Elevators  and Count Five.
The earliest known use of the term "garage punk" appeared in Lenny Kaye 's track-by-track liner Wet N Dry - Various - Delicious Disco Volume 01 for the anthology compilation Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, which prominently featured both acid rock and garage rock.
Another group included on the Nuggets album, the 13th Floor Elevators, began as a straight garage rock band before becoming one of the original early acid rock bands and the innovators of psychedelic rock in general, with a sound Ciò Che Mi Piace Di Te - Riccardo Zappa - Definire Significa Limitare of distortion, often yelping vocals, and "occasionally demented" lyrics.
Acid rock often encompasses the more extreme side of the psychedelic rock genre, frequently containing a loud, improvised, and guitar-centered sound. Bad trips as well as good, riots as well as peace, pain as well as pleasure - the whole spectrum of reality, not just the idyllic bits, were captured by acid rock. At a time when many British psychedelic bands played whimsical or surrealistic psychedelic rock, many s American rock bands, especially those from the West Coastdeveloped a rawer or harder version of psychedelic rock containing garage rock energy.
Tonal distortion was also one of the defining characteristics of the San Francisco Sound. The influence of acid rock was evident in the sound of heavy metal in the s.
By the early s, bands such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath combined the loud, raw distortion of acid rock with occult lyrics, further forming a basis for the genre now known as "heavy metal". In addition to hard rock and heavy metal, acid rock also gave rise to the progressive rock movement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the album, see Heavy Psych. Not to be confused with Acidic rock. Counterculture Entheogen Smart shop Trip sitter Psychedelic microdosing. Bad trip Ecology Ego death Serotonergic psychedelic Therapy.
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Psychedelia was sometimes referred to as "acid rock". The latter label Transhumance - Various - San Francisco Sound Spectrum Volume One applied to a pounding, hard rock variant that evolved out of the mids garage-punk movement. When rock began turning back to softer, roots-oriented sounds in lateacid-rock bands mutated into heavy metal acts. Further information: Psychedelia and Counterculture of the s. Main article: Garage rock.
See Transhumance - Various - San Francisco Sound Spectrum Volume One Proto-punk. Count Five — "Psychotic Reaction" Count Five 's " Psychotic Reaction ", among the first successful acid or psychedelic rock songs, contained the characteristics that would come to define acid rock: the use of feedback and distortion replacing early rock music's more melodic electric guitars.
Main article: Psychedelic rock. The Animals — "Sky Pilot" Crossover in the two major psychedelic rock variants acid rock and British-influenced psychedelia did occur; the Animals ' song " Sky Pilot " was among the few songs of the era to juxtapose the elaborate orchestration of Sgt.
Pepper -influenced, British-style psychedelic rock with the more Hendrix-influenced, electric guitar-centered American acid rock style. Main articles: Hard rock and Heavy metal music. See also: Stoner metal and Progressive rock. Iron Butterfly 's " In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida " is sometimes described as an example of the transition from acid rock into Transhumance - Various - San Francisco Sound Spectrum Volume One metal,  a movement that proved to be massively influenced by their album of the same name.
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