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EXPERIENCE PSYCHEDELIC ROCK HISTORY
1960’s & 1970′s Album Track Gems
TOP 13 ACID TRIP TRIGGERS
Acid Trips are subjective as is everything in life; so what is one man’s pleasure is another man’s pain. However during the ’60s and the ’70s there were many feelings that were universal, feelings that one knew others felt. This ability of cosmic empathy was gained naturally from consciousness-raising psychedelics and psychotropics, like LSD, Mescaline, Peyote, Psilocybin, Marijuana, Hashish, Pharmaceuticals and other good-for-you drugs, plants and herbs.
After taking LSD enough times 00individual developed a Pavlovian Dog reflex that began once his mind knew he was about to take acid and in anticipation brought on tinges of the initial feelings of LSD’s effects – even before ingesting the acid. His mind / brain were aware of what was to come to the point of actually mimicking the sensations in anticipation. Very Trippy, indeed.
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Likewise, some songs were so associated with either a specific psychedelic experience, or were memorable soundtracks across several journeys, that upon hearing them could create the same, yet not as strong, Acid Trip Trigger.
There are reasons for some of the obvious classics included on the Top 13 and that’s because they deliver – both for the experienced and the inexperienced.
Some of these need only seconds into the track before the Trigger is pulled, some have a few sonic rounds in them. But all have the ability to hit on a psychedelic vibe, a psychedelic mood, a place where sound turns into a mini environment where the mind syncs with a level of being somewhere else, of being something else.
So, free your mind, prepare for an altered state, and let the Top 13 Acid-Trip Triggers do their thing:
Wear Your Love Like Heaven – Donovan
Immediately Donovan’s psychedelic vibe seeps into deep regions of the brain and creates an otherworldly environment that is actually all based in, and of, love. Groovy and Trippy.
The End – The Doors
There are so many world-class Triggers in this track that one could drop the needle anywhere within the track and hit a bulls-eye.
“1983… (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)” – Jimi Hendrix
While 00individual respects the enforcement of Intellectual Property rights, in some cases it works against the Property Owner.
Deprivation of historic sounds to the interested public can bring about immediate negative reactions that go farther than the loss of “royalties” and possibly represent the artist through guilt by association. Everyone has to look past this corporatism to enjoy the music.
The truth is, Hendrix’ thoughts on this issue will never be known, but like most dedicated artists, its never about the money but about the creativity, the superseding of oneself.
00individual feels that Hendrix would want his music to be heard rather than depriving souls in need of a positive life changing experience upon hearing his music – it worked for 00individual. Hendrix’ music is empowering, and necessary. And unlike other art forms, music can be immediately available, or not.
So, if this track is up on the net dig it, if not, the album Electric Ladyland is worth more than whatever is paid.
Strawberry Fields – The Beatles
Residing in very much the same cerebral crevices of “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”; this track really replicates a classic acid trip mood or level that Psychonauts certainly can relate to. But remember, other than hallucinations, psychedelics only enhance what is already there – a mesmerizing psychedelic track is just that – as heard from any level of consciousness.
Dear Mr. Fantasy – Traffic
With almost all of these 13 tracks you can get off in the first 10 to 30 seconds – and “Dear Mr. Fantasy” holds that thought throughout.
Oh Well pt. 2 – Fleetwood Mac
Peter Green possessed a rare talent of not only guitar mastery but of deep emotional compositions. This track is a stand alone masterpiece that undulates with peaks and valleys of ever-changing chilling, thrilling psychedelic tinges.
Just about any and all of the World Class Riffs on this track, and there are many, have been sampled to create notable high-points within, or the basis for, many others’ compositions.
White Room – Cream
This track opens with thick slabs of psychedelic goodness, then some mysterious arcane lyrics with mini-wah-wah solos running throughout from themselves. Here is a track that strongly represents 1968/1969, which was escalating from Pills and Marijuana to Hashish, Mescaline and LSD; with all the rest right around the corner. Meanwhile the album version of White Room fills the room and the head as the track’s ending psychedelic wah-wah odyssey trails off like a nice LSD trip.
Jackson-Kent Blues – Steve Miller Band
“Jackson-Kent Blues” is an epic classic and is so good that you almost forget it’s a protest song about the killing of four students by the United States National Guard during student demonstrations against the Vietnam war at Kent State University in Ohio.
After laying down the hard-rockin’ rant, Miller takes off on a classic hard rock space jam showing his Space Cowboy roots; complete with LSD-laced watery echoplex and trailing, surging guitar wrangling and Wah-Wah wizardry throughout.
This track became known as “The PCP Theme Song” among 00individual and friends. This early strain of “Angel Dust” was a very fun, goofy, spacey, tactile-intensive, sensory-distorting, time-warping, laughter-causing mind-bender. This was not the superhuman maniac PCP “Rocket Fuel” strain popularized later, this was the original “Good Stuff”.
Look At You Look At Me – Dave Mason
“Looking all around me what do I see, Lots of changing faces and lots of things to be, But I’m happy just to be a part of all I see, As I turn round to look at you, And you look back at me.”
The essence of the ’60s just entering the ’70s; Mason packs it all into a few lines of soulful lyrics. During that long, easy, philosophical and reflective part of the trip, where one is cruising along an idyilic roadway in the mind or in reality, this track’s beginning, middle and end provide a rousing slo-motion Acid Trigger of time-released Love along Life and Nature’s Roadway – this track could go on forever.
Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
This is definitely one of the most lysergic tracks ever, and alters 00indidual’s neurons just thinking about listening to it. A strong Acid Trip Trigger that matches the power and surging waves of extremes that made Trips so much fucking fun.
My Generation – Live At Leeds – The Who
There are powerfully obvious psychedelic riffs and then there are the powerfully subtle psychedelic riffs – this live track, like The Doors The End, can pull a Trigger anywhere in the track. 00individual was ninety feet from the stage at Anaheim June 14, 1970 on Double Dome or White Lightning, or both, when The Who performed this version exactly it was Psychedelic Heaven – and a future Acid Trip Trigger..
Echoes – Pink Floyd
Is there any other more potent, immediate and direct Acid Trip Trigger than the first “ping” on Wright’s piano?
From the first few seconds to anywhere within the track an itchy Trigger finger can be satisfied.
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
Probably more people have used this as an Acid Trip Initiator than any other single song or track ever – 00individual can attest to several. Therefore, by SFH deduction this would surely be the #1 Best Acid Trip Trigger!
The opening strains of White Rabbit get the Pavlovian gears going as the marching beat matches one’s noticeably-increased heartbeat, and the expectation of an assured adventure is supported by the music and lyrics of the Psychedelic Queen, Grace Slick . . . then the real fun begins, it’s time to follow Alice down the rabbit hole . . .
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