The most colorful, detailed, and authoritative guide to the psychedelic albums of the 1960s ever published.
As the 1960s progressed, a socially conscious counterculture emerged--one defined by rock and roll. Artists began to explore trippy new sounds, musicianship reached unsurpassable levels, and for a brief, glorious moment, audiences embraced the genuinely experimental. Never before or since were so many classic albums made in such a short time. From Cream's Disraeli Gears
to the Zombies' OdesseyandOracle
examines 101 of the era's most groundbreaking records. Contemporary reviews, rare photographs, new interviews, and a plethora of iconic images and reproductions of cover artwork make this a treasure no music fan should be without. The artists include: The Beatles * The Byrds * Country Joe & the Fish * David Bowie * Donovan * The Doors * Fairport Convention * The Grateful Dead * Jefferson Airplane * The Jimi Hendrix Experience * Love * The Mothers of Invention * Pink Floyd * Quicksilver Messenger Service * The Rolling Stones * Small Faces * Traffic * The Yardbirds * and more!