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Turn on Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock

Turn on Your Mind Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock Book Turn On Your Mind Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock is a history and critical examination of rock s most inventive genre Whether or not psychedelic drugs played a role and as many musicians

  • Title: Turn on Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock
  • Author: Jim Derogatis
  • ISBN: 0073999536836
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book Turn On Your Mind Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock is a history and critical examination of rock s most inventive genre Whether or not psychedelic drugs played a role and as many musicians say they ve used them as not , psychedelic rock has consistently charted brave new worlds that exist only in the space between the headphones The history books tell us Book Turn On Your Mind Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock is a history and critical examination of rock s most inventive genre Whether or not psychedelic drugs played a role and as many musicians say they ve used them as not , psychedelic rock has consistently charted brave new worlds that exist only in the space between the headphones The history books tell us the music s high point was the Haight Ashbury scene of 1967, but the genre didn t start in San Francisco, and its evolution didn t end with the Summer of Love A line can be drawn from the hypnotic drones of the Velvet Underground to the disorienting swirl of My Bloody Valentine from the artful experiments of the Beatles Revolver to the flowing, otherworldly samples of rappers P.M Dawn from the dementia of the 13th Floor Elevators to the grungy lunacy of the Flaming Lips and from the sounds and sights at Ken Kesey s 60s Acid Tests to those at present day raves Turn On Your Mind is an attempt to connect the dots from the very first groups who turned on, tuned in, and dropped out, to such new millennial practitioners as Wilco, the Elephant 6 bands, Moby, the Super Furry Animals, and the so called stoner rock and ork pop scenes.

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    1. I very much liked the fact that DeRogatis didn't stick with the traditional sense of what psychedelic rock is in this book. Instead he places it in a much broader context and draws lines tot other genres and bands that would never have been labelled psychedelic rock otherwise (even U2!). You could say that the lists of bands, albums and songs are very much Jim DeRogatis own favorites ('this is my version of psychedelic rock', he writes in the preface), instead of an 'objective' overview, but tha [...]

    2. My poor Spotify account. I stuffed my playlists with dozens and dozens of new albums as I was reading this book. It will take weeks to listen to all this new music. This collection reviews and recommends a large gamut of artists, songs, and albums, so be prepared to read it for that purpose. I realized how much I have always been attracted to stranger sounds in music as I progressed from one decade to the next, reading about all the different forms of psychedelia. As the chapters started to focu [...]

    3. For all intents, this is a 5-star. It's a must-read. In the into, he claims it isn't all-encompassing genre-wise, but in reality, it's about as exhaustive as anyone could expect.I hate to drop it from 5 to 4-star — actually more like 4.5, with some nitpicks: * He mostly dismisses Camper Van Beethoven. He does mention Cracker's "Low" as off-the-radar psychedelia, but mentions CVB only in terms of its covers (Interstellar Overdrive & Pictures of Matchstick Men), even though Camper's third al [...]

    4. A mixed bag. For me, the most rewarding aspect of the book was its list of listening recommendations. Thanks to Derogatis, I've opened my ears to bands/albums I had previously neglected, such as The Dream Syndicate, My Bloody Valentine, Spacemen 3, Stereolab, Olivia Tremor Control, and many others. But the actual narrative portion of the book, the story of psychedelic rock, failed to cover ground I hadn't tread before. I wish the author had dug deeper: show us some surprising inspirations for ps [...]

    5. A kind of pot pouri of psychedic rock and to some stent prog, It's a book that is unflinching in it's definition of this genre and given the multitude of books of this nature espousing Punk a Psychedelic is kind of overdue.I enjoyed it for what it is a guide and a pointer for other sounds, some of the authors recomendations for contempary psychedelic sounds are maybe a little too far away from the original ethic to hold much wait but he makes a decent argument nevertheless

    6. Being a bit of a niche genre in music, it was good to see this book. It covers psychedelic music from its beginnings up to the turn of the century.

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