The Top 5 Psychedelic Rock Videos of All Time

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Psychedelic rock is a genre of music that is often characterized by its trippy, mind-bending visuals. If you’re looking for a dose of psychedelic rock, check out our list of the top 5 psychedelic rock videos of all time.

The Doors – Light My Fire

Doors frontman Jim Morrison may have been one of the most charismatic and enigmatic frontmen in rock history, but he was also a master of the art of the music video. The Doors’ 1967 clip for “Light My Fire” is a perfect example of his ability to create a visually arresting and deeply meaningful work of art.

The video begins with a close-up of Morrison’s face as he sings the opening lines of the song. The camera then pulls back to reveal that he is standing in front of a burning American flag. As the song progresses, we see footage of the band performing live, intercut with shots ofgoal people peacefully protesting.

The video is a powerful statement about the turbulent times in which it was made, and it remains one of the most iconic and influential music videos ever made.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along the Watchtower

No psychedelic rock video list would be complete without the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience. The video for their cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” is a perfect example of the band’s mind-bending style and Hendrix’s guitar wizardry. The video features trippy animation and color schemes, giving it a truly psychedelic feel.

Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall

This is the second single from Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio album, The Wall. The song is about the education system and how it can turn children into robots. The music video features school children rebelling against their teachers.

The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

The top 5 psychedelic rock videos of all time according to Paste magazine are The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter, Pink Floyd – Live at Pompeii, The Grateful Dead – Touch of Grey, Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower, and Led Zeppelin – Kashmir.

Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love

Released in late 1969, “Whole Lotta Love” was Led Zeppelin’s first single from their second album. The track is a full-on assault of heavy blues riffing and psychedelic sound effects, and the video is a perfect visual representation of that. Directed by Jimmy Page and featuring rotated images of the band members superimposed over one another, trippy colors, and wild special effects, it’s a mind-bending trip that perfectly encapsulates the band’s sound.

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