The Best of 70’s Psychedelic Rock: Orange

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Looking for some great psychedelic rock from the 1970s? Then check out our list of the best Orange albums from that decade!

The Best of 70’s Psychedelic Rock: Orange

If you’re looking for a collection of the best psychedelic rock from the 1970s, you’ll want to check out Orange. This album features some of the most iconic tracks from the genre, including “Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult and “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” by Iron Butterfly. You’ll also find lesser known gems like “Fever” by Captain Beyond and “Lonely Hearts” by Atomic Rooster. With its mix of hard-hitting rockers and trippy, atmospheric tracks, Orange is the perfect album to take you on a journey back to the decade of peace, love, and mind-expanding music.

The Psychedelic Furs- “Love My Way”

The Psychedelic Furs- “Love My Way”
The Psychedelic Furs were an English rock band founded in 1977. They were one of the many acts spawned from the British post-punk scene. The band initially consisted of Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Duncan Kilburn (saxophone), Paul Willetts (keyboards), and Roger Morris (guitar). By 1979, they had added John Ashton (guitar) and Vince Ely (drums) to the lineup. The Psychedelic Furs’ sound was anchored in rock but included electronic textures courtesy of Willetts’ use of synthesizers. Their 1980 debut album, The Psychedelic Furs, was produced by Steve Lillywhite and featured the hit single “Pretty in Pink.”

The Doors- “Light My Fire”

Released in 1967, this song was The Doors’ first big hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was originally written as an R&B song, but the band decided to change the arrangement and add a psychedelic edge. The result was a timeless classic that is still popular today.

The Velvet Underground- “Sweet Jane”

The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” is one of the most quintessential examples of psychedelic rock. With its ethereal lyrics and dense, droning soundscape, the song perfectly encapsulates the sound and feel of the psychedelic era. The Velvet Underground’s unique brand of rock was a major influence on subsequent psychedelic bands, and “Sweet Jane” remains one of the band’s most beloved songs.

Pink Floyd- “Another Brick in the Wall”

“Another Brick in the Wall” is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released as the lead single from their eleventh album, The Wall (1979). Written by Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters, the song attained worldwide success when it hit number one in several countries. In the UK, “Another Brick in the Wall” become Pink Floyd’s first and only single to top the UK Singles Chart.

The Best of 70’s Psychedelic Rock: Blue

Psychedelic rock is a subgenre of rock music that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is characterized by distorted guitars, melodies, and lyrics, and by its association with the use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD.

Led Zeppelin- “Kashmir”

One of the most popular and influential rock bands of all time, Led Zeppelin was formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bass player and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Over the next decade, Led Zeppelin released eight studio albums that Revolutionized the sound and aesthetics of rock music. Their groundbreaking fusion of blues, folk, and Indian music influences with a heavy rock edge made them one of the most original and successful bands of their era. “Kashmir” is one of Led Zeppelin’s most iconic and beloved songs, blending elements of folk, Indian music, and hard rock to create a truly unique sound.

The Rolling Stones- “Angie”

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, backing vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued to work with the band as a contracted musician until his death in 1985. The band’s primary songwriters, Jagger and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group’s manager. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and has been on guitar in tandem with Richards ever since. Since Wayne’s departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has served as their main touring bassist.

The Stones have released 30 studio albums, 23 live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) marked the first appearance of former Beatle Mick Taylor on guitar. It reached number one in both the UK and US charts; its follow-up album Sticky Fingers also went to number one in the UK while reaching number two on the US charts due largely to controversy over its cover art by Warhol which featured a working zipper.[12] The album contained two hit singles: “Brown Sugar”[13] and “Wild Horses”.[14] In 1972 Exile on Main Street was Marmite; too many cooks didn’t quite spoil this particular broth but rather added to its heady gumbo of drug-, alcohol- and sex-fuelled blues/country/rock n’ roll that critics either hailed as ‘a masterpiece’ or slated as ‘a mess’.[15][16]

David Bowie- “Heroes”

Heroes is the twelfth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on RCA Records on 14 October 1977. Of the three albumsBowie recorded in Berlin with producer Tony Visconti, Heroes followed Low (1977) and “Heroes” became one of Bowie’s best-known and acclaimed works.

Queen- “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Released in October 1975, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was an instant classic. It topped the UK charts for nine weeks and was the second best-selling single of 1976. The song was written by Freddie Mercury and is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

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