Psychedelic Songs

There are various views on what should be considered psychedelic…some narrow, some broad, and everything in between.  At any rate, here is a long video of the sound of a few fascinating years in musical culture.  It is obviously a personal selection of the video uploader.

You know The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service…but do you know Beauregard Ajax, Complex, Lahgonia, Rock Island, Fallen Angels, Hunger??

[Where the heck are the 13th Floor Elevators? :-)]

George Georgiou

00:00-H.P.LOVECRAFT- Wayfaring Stranger
02:38-COMPLEX – norwegian butterfly
09:35-LAGHONIA – Trouble Child
12:22-ROCK ISLAND – When I Was A Boy
14:27-AGINCOURT- When I Awoke
17:41-LOVE-a house is not a motel
21:03-ANDWELLAS DREAM- The Days Grew Longer For Love
24:53-JEFFERSON AIRPLANE-the last wall of the castle
27:33-HEADSTONE – those days
33:09-DOORS STRANGE DAYS – Strange Days
36:15-FALLEN ANGELS – Introspective Looking Glass
42:47-FOTHERINGAY – the way i feel
47:26-SERPENT POWER — Forget
51:00-COMPLEX – green eyed lucy
58:12-LOVE-alone again or
01:01:17-HUMAN EXPRESSION – every night [demo]
01:03:57-PRIDE – worthless pleasures
01:06:41-FALLEN ANGELS – Love, Don’t Talk to Strangers
01:08:38-SERPENT POWER – Flying Away
01:13:02-PRIDE – song of the pirate
01:16:42-COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH-grace
01:23:39-PINK FLOYD – Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
01:28:58-COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH-bass strings
01:33:52-COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH-death sound
01:38:15-The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Shifting Sands
01:42:12-HUNGER – Mind Machine
01:45:46-JEFFERSON AIRPLANE-the ballad of you & me& pooneil
01:50:21-DEEP PURPLE APRIL 1969 — blind
01:55:41-AFTERGLOW — morning
01:57:42-PRETTY THINGS -The Sun [bonus track]
02:00:43-BEATLES MAGICAL MISTERY TOUR – Strawberry Fields Forever
02:04:39-THORINSHIELD – the best of it
02:07:10-Beauregard Ajax – Loneliness is a Sometime Thing – 1968 (vinyl)
02:15:39-JEFFERSON AIRPLANE-White Rabbit

Renaud Louis-Servais – Scott Henderson “Peru” – Fusion guitar lessons trailer (GuitareLive)

Renaud Louis Servais. Teaching is a big part of Renaud’s musical life.  One aspect is teaching fusion guitar at GuitareLive.  Here is a part of his lesson…an improvisation on Scott Henderson’s (Tribal Tech) “Peru”.  Renaud’s improvisations are always worth posting, in my opinion.  (By the way, fans are eagerly awaiting the new Renaud Louis-Servais Group‘s “Epic Circus” album.  Pretty soon, I think…)

Symphony No. 2 in C major — Robert Schumann / BBC Proms conducted by Daniel Harding

Is Daniel Harding a fellow Schumann-phile?  I have thought from early in life that Schumann and I resonated on the soul level.  When Daniel Harding mentions Schumann’s intimacy, he is speaking of what I have always felt.  In fact, it is so personal that I can not adequately put it into words.  I have known many folks who admired Schumann, thought he was a great composer, etc., but they always seemed to me to be not quite resonating with his music as I do; and maybe it is as it will always be.  Schumann may be the most personal composer in my own musical life.  Symphony No. 2 is one of my favorite and most personal pieces of music.  It also carries the life of many years of listening to it.  It always stops me in my tracks.

Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues — Skip James

I posted another version some time ago, but here it is from the original guy.  As I said on my Facebook post (I post far more but not as selective 🙂 on Facebook.) :

“Delta blues singer, guitarist, songwriter.

It’s difficult to imagine the blues rock revolution (not to mention modern blues) without the influence of Skip James….the songs themselves, the motifs, the style of singing.”


Remember poor Alan Wilson of “Canned Heat”?  He clearly modeled his singing on that of Skip James.  He is the coming to mind right now, but there are certainly more.