Psychedelic rock evolved in the 60s as an offshoot of the rock and roll movement combining elements of rock, reggae, and other diverse elements. Involving the use of mind altering drugs like cannabis, mescaline, psilocybin, and especially LSD, psychedelic rock broke with traditional rock and laid the roots for psychedelic metal and experimental rock genres.
In the USA bands like the Vanilla Fudge, Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane lead the way for later bands like 13th Floor Elevators, Bubble Puppy, and Third Bardo to name a few. A few years later The Who and The Beatles picked up on the psychedelic movement with tunes like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to name a few but were not technically classified as psychedelic rock. Cream and Pink Floyd embraced psychedelic music fully becoming two of the first truly psychedelic band.
More recently band Kula Shaker released an album influenced by Indian music and psychedelic rock called peasants pigs and astronauts. English band Anomie are part of a new genre of garage psychedelia which is becoming popular. Ambient and trance music owes a great debt to this genre as does psychedelic metal of bands like Masters of Reality, Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age.
Thank you for your interest in Houston Rock Record Label Silver Dragon Records. Below is some information on our record label and website catering to rock fans and musicians.
Houston Rock Record Label Silver Dragon Records presents rock band Lazarus X and the their latest independent CD release Weapon of Love. Lazarus X's combines determined hard hitting rock with haunting and soulful melodies which struck a chord with many underground rock music fans. Some fans received a preview of the publicity photos and underground rock CD WOL at a rooftop listening party a day before it was released and the response was amazing. Check out Rock Band Lazarus X merchandise like The Weapon of Love Tour T-Shirt and the Weapon of Love CD or preview one of their songs by downloading a free rock mp3.
Silver Dragon Records is a Houston rock record label producing and promoting experimental, hard rock and alternative metal albums. We provide 24 bit digital recording in a quiet private studio free of distractions. If you think we are the label for you submit a demo to our record label and let us tell you how we can help your band with artist promotion, publicity, marketing, recording, mastering, help in marketing a demo or shopping for a major label deal. We are happy to offer musicians our online resources like our musicians toolkit for recording audio, our museum of rock music history and our Houston rock music resource.
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