Psychedelic Rock Bands to Check Out on Reddot

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If you’re looking for some new psychedelic rock bands to check out, look no further than Reddot! Here are just a few of the amazing artists you’ll find on our site:

The Beatles

Psychedelic rock is a musical genre that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Psychedelic rock is a fusion genre that amalgamates rock and roll with other genres such as acid rock, blues rock, country rock, folk rock, garage rock, hard rock, and R&B.

Abbey Road

Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records. The recording sessions for the album were the last in which all four Beatles participated. Although Let It Be was the final album that the Beatles completed before the band’s dissolution in April 1970, most of the album had been recorded before the announcement of their break-up in February. A double A-side single from Abbey Road, “Something”/”Come Together”, released in October, topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in America.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 1 June 1967 on EMI’s Parlophone label. It was an immediate commercial and critical success and is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time.

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are often considered one of the pioneers of psychedelic rock. Formed in 1962, the band rose to prominence in the 1960s with hits such as “Paint It, Black” and “Sympathy for the Devil.” The Stones experimented with different musical styles throughout their career, including incorporating elements of psychedelic rock into their later work.

Let it Bleed

Let It Bleed is the eighth British and tenth American studio album by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in December 1969 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the United States. It is the band’s last album to feature Brian Jones as well as the first to feature Mick Taylor. Recorded over a three-week period in late September and early October 1969, much of it between live performances, Let It Bleed reflects the Rolling Stones’ preoccupation with dark topics that dominated their work, including murder, violence, death, and decadence.

The album was released in December 1969 to mixed reviews. Nevertheless, it reached number one in both countries, becoming their second consecutive UK chart-topper and their first LP to top the US Billboard 200. In 2003, Let It Bleed was ranked #32 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time; it was ranked #55 when this list was updated in 2020.

Sticky Fingers

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica, keyboards), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, 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, Ron Wood was recruited as a touring member in 1975. He enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist before rejoining The Rolling Stones for their 2001 album A Bigger Bang.

Richards stepped into songwriting and vocal duties on 1971’s Sticky Fingers while Jagger began acting in films and started his own production company, Jagged Films. Although both released solo albums in 1973 – Richards with Main Offender and Jagger with Goat’s Head Soup – it would be 1981’s Tattoo You that provided the group their first true album of new material since 1974’s It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll. Watts pontificated on this subject to Musician magazine in 1992: “The fact is, we hadn’t really sat down and written songs together since Some Girls…We just sort of looked at each other and said, ‘It’s been long enough.’ We’d all been doing our own things for too long.” In 1989, Taylor rejoined for another one-off performance – steeling themselves against what they considered bad blood between them – to record “Almost Hear You Sigh” for Jagger’s SHE’S THE BOSS album. Financial disagreements caused him to leave again soon afterwards; Wood would once again take up position as lead guitarist on 1991’s FLASHPOINT live album and tour.

The Rolling Stones’ status as rock & roll royalty was further cemented during their Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour of Europe and North America in 1990/1991. This period saw them sign what was at that time the biggest recording contract ever – $59 million with Virgin Records – penning an autobiography collectively entitled Up and Down with the Rolling Stones; appear on Michael Jackson’s BLACK OR WHITE single; receive Kennedy Center Honors; be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; be ranked fourth on VH1 & MTV’s Once Upon a Time…Rock & Roll 50 Greatest Artists of All Time list behind only The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan; continue their legendary love affair with freeform radio when “Start Me Up” was chosen by listeners of 100 US radio stations as their most popular song of all time in 1991
; collaborate with Eric Clapton on “Little Queenie” for Clapton’s RUSH movie soundtrack recording Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007; appear before over 1 million fans at Rio De Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach during 2006’s A BIGGER BANG tour which set Attendance records worldwide including North America where tickets sales grossed $558 million making it not only The Rolling Stones’ most successful tour but also one of the most successful tours ever . The tour took them to 38 stadiums across continental Europe including four dates at London Wembley Stadium plus Kiev Olympic Stadium Capacity 83000 , Sicily Racetrack Capacity 85000 , Rotterdam Feyenoord Stadium De Kuip Capacity 51000 In May 2006 they played to 55000 at Bergenhus Fortress Norway , becoming one
of a small handful of foreign bands ever to have played there In 2007 they headlined two UK concerts held simultaneously Hyde Park calling And My Space Transmissions Live From Hyde Park Hyde Park Calling featured Paul McCartney Pink Floyd Roger Waters Pete Townshend Simon Tong Robert Plant Razorlight Blondie The Who Kaiser Chiefs Pulp Iggy Pop Carrie Underwood Duffy Amy Winehouse Editors Paolo Nutini James Morrison KT Tunstall orld music performers including Youssou N’Dour Tony Bennett James Brown Fatboy Slim Rufus Wainwright Sheryl Crow Spinal Tap Bootsy Collins Sly & The Family Stone Sugababes Corinne Bailey Rae Random Handle
and many more My Space Transmissions Live From Hyde Park Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Jeff Beck PJ Harvey Björk Keane Bloc Party Crowded House Primal Scream Isobel Campbell Muse Elbow Grace Jones Bat For Lashes Doves Raconteurs Faithless Glasvegas Plus Special Guests Duffy Interpol Amy Winehouse Paolo Nutini Editors Lily Allen Scissor Sisters Klaxons Goldfrapp Kaiser Chiefs Hot Chip Estelle Paul Weller Mika Martha Wainwright Babyshambles Bootsy Collins Gossip Maxïmo Park Yeah Yeah Yeahs downing tequila onstage during their finale With over 2 million people attending these concerts they are now recognised as the largest concert events ever staged anywhere In December 2007 they released – Shine A Light – a documentary feature film directed by Martin Scorsese 2008 saw them celebrate 50 years together by appearing on Oprah Winfrey s chat show playing two songs Start Me Up And Satisfaction live They also performed three songs live – Lord Of Light She s So Cold Tumbling Dice – later that evening on NBC s Saturday Night Live hosted by Justin Timberlake Shine A Light won Best Documentary Feature Film At 2008s Critics Choice Awards 2012 saw them take to New York s iconic Central Park performing tracks from their GRRR greatest hits album October 2016 sees them release Blue Lonesome an album entirely comprising blues covers This will be supported by mixed media promotional campaign Release will coincide with exhibitions opening at New York s Metropolitan Museum Of Art London s British Music Experience Scotland s Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum Japan China And Australia Blue Lonesome is being released internationally by Eagle Rock Entertainment Less than six months later came their next release On Air a collection of BBC radio recordings made between 1963 66 Previously unavailable commercially this marks the first time that these performances have been made available Officially sanctioned by The BBC On Air encompasses everything from intimate club gigs BBC Music hall large scale studio productions BBC sessions ‘Top Of The Pops’ performances John Peel Sessions Saturday Club Rhythm And Blues Old Grey Whistle Test plus original mono radio broadcasts In May 2018 they returned once again to Hyde Park 50 years almost to the day since their legendary free concert there Performing before 100000 lucky ticket holders tracks included Jumping Jack Flash Satisfaction Paint It Black As Tears Go By Lady Jane Little Red Rooster Let’s Spend The Night Together Street Fighting Man Gimme Shelter Ruby Tuesday Wild Horses Street Fighting Man Miss You Brown Sugar Start Me Up Tumbling Dice Slipping Away Hang Fire Honky Tonk Women Sympathy For The Devil Midnight Rambler Start Me Up Brown Sugar Less than two weeks later came news that Mick Jagger had undergone successful medical treatment resulting in postponement of all US dates for their NO FILTER tour Due to recommence across Europe 17thMay – 29thJune June 2019 signals not only the releaseof Honk -a brand new best of collection but also Lowdown Boogie film documentingthe unraveling excesses surrounding EXILE ON MAIN STREET “I’m always amazed how time flies It doesn’t seem 2 minutes ago we were last out touring But I’m excited about going out playing stadiums next year We always have such fun playing together onstage I can’t wait Let’s spend some time out there ourselves so see everyone soon Love Mick “This batch of songs really covers every corner We went into rehearsals looking closely So its nice when you see people liking Honk “I loved making Lowdown Boogie It allowed me access To Exile audiofiles I d forgotten existed Keith loved it too “Coventional film rules went outtaThe window making this As soon as Exile came out it took off like wildfire It meant we were always chasing our tails Following postponement due firstly To illness then bereavement Keith Richards has now resumed rehearsals ahead scheudled start NO FILTER Tour Hamburg 3rdMay taking band across Europe until Prague 25thJuly He said recently ‘I really hate disappointing our fans That was never my intention See you very soon Love Keef xxx Contraband International Ltd are proud represent Carol White Charlie Woof Joyce Smyth Associates Management Jo Charlton International Press Representative Dan Gaston Tour Publicist Victoria Gregory Digital Marketing Manager Alison Day International Merchandising Manager

The Who

The Who is one of the most influential and well-known psychedelic rock bands of all time. They are known for their powerful live performances, as well as their studio albums such as “Who’s Next” and “Quadrophenia”. If you’re looking to get into psychedelic rock, The Who is a great place to start.


Tommy is the fourth studio album by the English rock band The Who, a double album first released in May 1969. The album was mostly composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera that tells the story about a “deaf, dumb and blind” boy, including his experiences with life and the relationship with his family. Upon release, the album was an important and commercially successful work in prog rock, and introduced Townshend’s concepts of reflection in music while maintaining mainstream appeal.

The album was initially planned as a live recording, but due to technical difficulties at the first attempt, it was instead recorded using studio overdubs. It was entirely studio-based except for one track, “Pinball Wizard”, which was recorded live during The Who’s performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House on 26 April 1969 for inclusion on an aborted soundtrack project for Ken Russell’s film adaptation of the 1914 novel The Gardener’s Son.

The success of Tommy led toTownshend becoming de facto leader of the group, although Daltrey continued to assume nominal authority. By contrast with its predecessor, Live at Leeds (1970), which featured songs representative of all phases of The Who’s career up to that time (“My Generation”, “Magic Bus”, etc.), Tommy comprises new material written specifically for inclusion in the body of work. This practice would be repeated by Townshend for all future projects billed as “rock operas”, including Quadrophenia (1973) and Lifehouse (never completed but partially released in 1971).

Who’s Next

Who’s Next is the fifth studio album by English rock band The Who, released on 14 August 1971 by Track Records in the UK, and Decca Records in the US.

Led Zeppelin

One of the most impactful and influential bands of all time, Led Zeppelin truly transcends genre. Hailing from England, this group of musicians wrote some of the greatest rock songs ever, including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Kashmir,” “Black Dog,” and “Whole Lotta Love.” If you’re looking for a psychedelic rock band to check out, look no further than Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV and featuring the band’s iconic untitled artwork on the inner sleeve, is one of the most popular and influential albums of all time. The album was released in November 1971 and went on to spend several weeks at the top of the charts in both the US and UK. It has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 37 million copies worldwide.

The album features some of Led Zeppelin’s most well-known songs, including “Stairway to Heaven”, “Black Dog”, “Rock and Roll”, and “When the Levee Breaks”. Led Zeppelin IV is often cited as one of the greatest albums of all time and is a must-listen for any fan of rock music.

Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti was released on 24 February 1975. The double album was the first Led Zeppelin album to be released in quadrophonic. It peaked at number one on both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200.

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