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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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The Psychedelic Experience – August 14th, 2014 – A Woodstock Tribute: 2 Hours of Peace, Music and Love

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This weekend marks the 45th anniversary of the the much-lauded Woodstock Festival. Some think that these “Three Days of Peace and Music” marked the height of the 1960s psychedelic experience, but do DJ Mellow Yellow and The Psych Professor see it differently? Check out our two hour tribute to the festival and the album and film that followed as we continue our galactic ramble through The Psychedelic Experience! (This episode was pre-recorded so we are posting it early for your listening enjoyment!) Stream below or download here.

 

Full Playlist

  1. Richie Havens – Freedom (Motherless Child)
  2. Bert Sommer – Jennifer
  3. Arlo Guthrie – Coming Into Los Angeles
  4. Joan Baez and Jeffrey Shurtleff – Drug Store Truck Driving Man
  5. Quill – That’s How I Eat
  6. Santana – Evil Ways
  7. Canned Heat – I’m Her Man
  8. Mountain – Southbound Train
  9. Creedence Clearwater Revival – I Put A Spell On You
  10. Sly and the Family Stone – Stand!
  11. The Who – My Generation
  12. Jefferson Airplane – Somebody to Love
  13. Joe Cocker and the Grease Band – With A Little Help From My Friends
  14. Country Joe and the Fish – The Fish Cheer/I Feel Like I’m Fixing To Die Rag
  15. The Band – I Shall Be Released
  16. Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
  17. Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe

 

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