The Imagery of Psych: The Photos, Album Covers and Artwork That Defined an Era

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Our Long Conversation during our September 11th show centered on the Imagery of Psychedelia. Psychedelia is such a sensory-based experience covering virtually every one of the five senses. We mostly focus on the Hearing aspect on the Psychedelic Experience, but the visual aspect of Psychedelia is an important one. During our show, we always have a lava lamp burning, and when we are at our homes having our own personal listening experiences, the lights are usually set low and the lava lamps are glowing there, as well. We have posters adorning our walls, and we are usually perusing the liner notes on the albums. We even try to incorporate a visual element with our show with our “Fauxtoshopped” (it’s really all done in Paint) posters for each episode. While the aural experience is our primary focus, the visual experience goes hand in hand with it.

Our favorite form of psychedelic imagery is, obviously, album artwork, but when talking about the imagery of psychedelia one cannot forget other forms like photography. Whether it’s concerts, festivals or even moments of the counterculture protests captured on film, some of the most iconic images of the 1960’s were captured by cameras. Concert posters were another incredible form of psychedelic artwork. Below are some of our favorite images. Feel free to comment on ours or share your own favorites.

Album Artwork

The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds Of

The 13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators

Cream - Disraeli Gears

Cream – Disraeli Gears

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced

The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion

The Incredible String Band – The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion

The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle

Concert Posters

Buffalo Springfield Concert Poster

Buffalo Springfield Concert Poster

Cream Farewell Concert Poster

Cream Farewell Concert Poster

Jimi Hendrix Concert Poster

Jimi Hendrix Concert Poster

Led Zeppelin Concert Poster

Led Zeppelin Concert Poster

The Seeds Concert Poster

The Seeds Concert Poster

Photography

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Kent State

Kent State

Photo Credit: NASA/AFP/Getty Images Man Walks on the Moon

Photo Credit: NASA/AFP/Getty Images
Man Walks on the Moon

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

Woodstock

Woodstock

The Psychedelic Experience Posters

(We couldn’t resist.)

Our Favorite

Our Favorite.

An homage to Chad and Jeremy's Of Cabbages and Kings

Chad and Jeremy ain’t got nothin’ on us.

DJ Mellow Yellow is particularly proud of this one

DJ Mellow Yellow is particularly proud of this one.

Again, these are all done in paint. Be amazed

Again, these are all done in paint. Be amazed.

Our classiest work.

Our classiest work.

 

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