Listen to Psychedelic Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre

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Christian Matijas-Meccaauthor

Christian Matijas-Mecca is professor of music and dance at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Listen to Psychedelic Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre

20200731

Greenwood

Pages 236
Topics Abraxas;Anthem of the Sun;The Crazy;Cream;Donovan;Jefferson Airplane;Parliament;Pink Floyd;Their Satanic Majesties Request;The Thirteenth-Floor Elevators;Vanilla Fudge;The Velvet Underground and Nico;Popular Culture: Music and Performing Arts;The Arts

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Listen to Psychedelic Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre

Author(s): Matijas-Mecca, Christian;
Contributors: Matijas-Mecca, Christian;
Abstract:

Listen to Psychedelic Rock! contains over fifty entries covering the people, records, places, and events that shaped one of the most exciting and influential periods in popular music.

This addition to the Exploring a Music Genre series concentrates solely on psychedelic rock music. Listen to Psychedelic Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre covers over fifty topics, arranged alphabetically, that are central to learning about psychedelic music and will enable readers to understand the breadth and ongoing influence of psychedelia through to the present day.

The title contains biographical sketches on selected artists, "song-by-song" descriptions of many albums, and short, informative essays on participants who were influential in the original psychedelic movement. A background section introduces the genre and a legacy section shows how psychedelic music has cemented its place in the world, while another section shows the tremendous impact the music has had on popular culture. Information on record labels and year-of-release dates for all musical entries make it easy for any reader to navigate this title — a must-have for high school and college readers as well as for music scholars and fans of the genre.


  • Provides readers with a thorough overview of artists and albums whose works came to define psychedelic music
  • Addresses the differences between psychedelia in England and in the United States
  • Discusses the intellectual and literary influence on psychedelia in England
  • Provides easy reference to more than fifty individual topics through A-to-Z organization
  • Contextualizes the music in American history

SortTitle: listen to psychedelic rock! exploring a musical genre
Keyword(s): Abraxas; Anthem of the Sun; The Crazy; Cream; Donovan; Jefferson Airplane; Parliament; Pink Floyd; Their Satanic Majesties Request; The Thirteenth-Floor Elevators; Vanilla Fudge; The Velvet Underground and Nico; Popular Culture: Music and Performing Arts; The Arts
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Christian Matijas-Meccaauthor

Christian Matijas-Mecca is professor of music and dance at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

eISBN-13: 9781440861987
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440861970
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 236
Publication Date: 20200731
Series: Exploring Musical Genres