Psychedelic Rock Drum Tabs: The Ultimate Collection

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Looking for some psychedelic rock drum tabs? Look no further than our ultimate collection! We’ve gathered together the best of the best, so you can rock out and groove to your heart’s content.


Psychedelic rock drum tabs can be hard to find. This is a collection of the best psychedelic rock drum tabs I could find.

The Beatles

Psychedelic Rock Drum Tabs: The Ultimate Collection offers an in-depth exploration of the greatest psychedelic rock drumming of all time. The book provides transcriptions and performance notes for 47 iconic tracks, representing the classic period of psychedelic rock from 1966 to 1970. This definitive guide features contributions from some of the world’s leading authorities on the genre, including Barrett Zardin, author of The Psychedelic Gumbo Unwrapper; Andy Gill, former drummer with The Raincoats and founder of noise rock legends Gang of Four; longtime Cream researcher and historian Charlie Harper; and many others.

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar), Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (guitar), 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 Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974.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. Following Wyman’s retirement in 1993, Darryl Jones joined as their touring bassist. Other notable keyboardists for the band have been Nicky Hopkins, Billy Preston, Ian McLagan / Jimmy Destri / Chuck Leavell / Matt Clifford / Bernard Fowler (backing vocals), and Macca 360 / Cotton Mouth / Smash Palace.

The Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in America in 1964. At first noted for their long hair as much as their music, they are identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. They were instrumental in making blues a major part of rock and roll,[5] and of changing the international focus of blues culture to Britain from America.[6][7] Numerous songs written by Jagger and Richards went on to become international hits;[8][9] such as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “Paint It Black”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Gimme Shelter”, “Brown Sugar” and “Start Me Up”. As a result of continual success throughout most of their careers — together with their Drugs Use , Transport Accidents , police raids/tours crisis reputation — they are considered by many to be one of history’s most iconic rock bands.[10][11]

The Who

The Who is an English rock band formed in London in 1964. The group consists of Roger Daltrey (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Pete Townshend (guitar, piano, keyboards), John Entwistle (bass guitar) and Keith Moon (drums). They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide.

The Who’sisupervisor and mentor was Shel Talmy, who signed them to their first record deal and produced their first single,”I Can’t Explain”. Talmy gave the band a tougher sound which made them stand out from other Mod groups. He also produced their next two singles – “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere”; and “My Generation” – which were both commercial successes.

In 1965, the band released their debut album My Generation which was well received by critics. The album featured three hit singles – “I Can’t Explain”, “My Generation” and “Substitute”. The latter two songs are considered to be among the most influential rock tracks of all time.

The band’s follow-up album, A Quick One (1966), was another critical and commercial success. It included the hit single “Happy Jack” as well as the fan favourite track “A Quick One While He’s Away”.

The band’s third album, The Who Sell Out (1967), was a more experimental album that featured elements of psychedelic rock and pop music. It included the singles “I Can See for Miles”; “Pictures of Lily”; and “Doctor Robert”. The album was a commercial success, reaching number four in the UK charts.

In 1968, the band released their fourth studio album Magic Bus: The WHO on Tour in support of their recent live album Live at Leeds (1970). The album included the single “Magic Bus”, which became a top ten hit in several countries.

The group’s fifth studio album Who’s Next (1971) is considered by many to be their best work. The album was a commercial success, reaching number one in the UK charts and number four in the US Billboard 200 chart. It included the singles “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and What is Life”.

Led Zeppelin

Formed in 1968, Led Zeppelin consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal.

Jimi Hendrix

As one of the most influential electric guitarists of all time, Jimi Hendrix was known for his innovative style and technical ability. His use of feedback, distortion, and feedback created a unique sound that was unmatched at the time. Along with his band mates, Hendrix pushed the boundaries of what was considered possible on the instrument. As a result, he has left a lasting legacy that has inspired generations of guitarists.

Pink Floyd

Comprising Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright, Pink Floyd was one of the most successful and influential bands of the 20 psychedelic era. Though they only released two albums during that time – 1967’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and 1968’s A Saucerful of Secrets – both are essential entries in the psych canon.

The Doors

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. They were among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s because of Morrison’s cryptic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona, and the group was widely regarded as an important part of the era’s counterculture.

The Kinks

The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are considered one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s. The band emerged during the height of British rhythm and blues and Merseybeat, and were briefly part of the British Invasion of the US until their tour was cancelled due to fighting between the brothers.

The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in 1964 in New York City by songwriter/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise. The band was initially active between 1965 and 1973, and was briefly managed by the pop artist Andy Warhol. Their debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967), is ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


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