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1. 13th floor Elevators - Levitation

The 13th Floor Elevators is an American rock band from Austin, Texas, formed by guitarist and vocalist Roky Erickson, electric jug player Tommy Hall, and guitarist Stacy Sutherland, which existed from 1965 to 1969. During their career, the band released four LP records and seven 45s for the International Artists record label.

The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators is the debut studio album by the 13th Floor Elevators. The album's sound, featuring elements of psychedelia, garage rock, folk and blues, is notable for its use of the electric jug, as featured on the band's only hit, "You're Gonna Miss Me", which reached number 55 on the Billboard Charts with "Tried to Hide" as a B-side. Another single from the album, "Reverberation (Doubt)", reached number 129 on the Billboard's Bubbling Under Chart.

From the album: The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
Released: October 17, 1966

2. The Chain Reaction - When I Needed You

Chain Reaction, also known as The Strangeurs, was an American pop band from Yonkers, New York. They had two singles and were most notable for having lead singer Steven Tallarico (Steven Tyler of Aerosmith). They started off as the Strangers, until finding a group who already had that name, switching to The Strangeurs as a result. After a line-up change they changed their name to Chain Reaction.

Label: Date ‎2-1538 7" 45 RPM Single
Released: December 1, 1966

3. The Remaining Few - Painted Air

The Remaining Few hailed from San Angelo, Texas, and were the house band at their home town's 13th Hour club for a couple of years.

Painted Air is a brilliant slice of acid punk. I have always loved the guitar work on this one, especially that descending “screeching” that occurs several times during the song. Apparently the song is written from the perspective of a road accident victim whose life is slowly slipping away. The subject matter is certainly complemented by the slow, understated backing during the verses, and this in turns contrasts brilliantly with the wigged out up-tempo instrumental sections.

Label: Askel AK 112-A 7" 45 RPM
Released: 1968

4. Pink Floyd - See Emily Play

"See Emily Play" is the second single by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Written by original front man Syd Barrett and recorded on 23 May 1967, it featured "The Scarecrow" as its B-side. Though it was initially released as a non-album single, the song appeared on the American edition of their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). "See Emily Play" is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list and reached No. 6 in the United Kingdom singles chart. As of 2015, the song has never been mixed to stereo, so the US album version was rechannelled and all subsequent reissues have been in mono.

Label: Tower 356
Released: July 1967

5. The End - Shades of Orange

The End was a British rock band formed in 1965 by Dave Brown (bass, vocals) and Colin Griffin (guitar, lead vocals) following the demise of The Innocents. Nick Graham (keyboards, vocals) and John Horton (saxophone) joined from Dickie Pride's backing group, The Original Topics, and Roger Groom (drums) of The Tuxedos completed the line-up. The band was produced by Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, who arranged for them to tour with his group. After the tour, Grooms quit and was replaced by Hugh Atwooll, an old friend of Graham. Horton would also quit, but continued to work with the band on their second single, "Shades of Orange". In 1969 the band released their only album, Introspection.

Label: Decca 45-F 12750 (UK) 7" 45 RPM
Released: 1968

6. Amon Duul Ii - Kanaan

Amon Düül II is a German rock band. The group is generally considered to be one of the founders of the Krautrock scene and a seminal influence on its development.

Phallus Dei is the first album by German band Amon Düül II. The Latin title translates into English as "God's Penis". The album was the result of the Amon Düül commune in Munich splitting.

From the album: Phallus Dei
Released: 1969

7. Chiitra Neogy - Leilla The Flatterer

From the album: The Perfumed Garden
Released: 1968

8. The Troggs - From Home

The Troggs (originally called The Troglodytes) are an English rock band formed in Andover, Hampshire in 1964. They had a number of hits in the United Kingdom and the United States. Their most famous songs include the US chart-topper "Wild Thing", "With a Girl Like You" and "Love Is All Around", all of which sold over 1 million copies and were awarded gold discs.

"From Home" appears on the album "From Nowhere" and on the B side of their US Fontana single "Wild Thing".

Label: Fontana F-1548 7" 45 RPM
Released: June 1966

9. Forever Amber - The Dreamer Flies Back

Forever Amber was a young, British six piece pop band that lacked the money and resources to make it big. Apparently, only 99 copies of their sole album The Love Cycle were manufactured to avoid tax. Originally known as the Country Cousins, they changed their name to Forever Amber in response to the rise of psychedelia in 1967.

From the album: The Love Cycle
Released: 1969

10. Alan Trajan - This Might Be My Last Number

About the Scottish singer and composer, whose real name is - Alan Robertson,
little is known. Born in Livingstone (he died more than 10 years ago), in the '60s
he was a recognizable figure Edinburgh'a music scene, a friend of one of the leaders of the scene - David McNiven (1969 co-founder or how you prefer - the founder of the group Bread, Love and Dreams) who helped him in touch with a known and respected independent music producer - Ray (Raymond) Horrick  responsible, inter alia, for the production of artists such as guitarist Davy Graham, The Amazing Dancing Band, and soon - Bread, Love And Dreams, Human Beast. Horrick (cooperating at the time with Decca Records) has teamed up with Robertson, who took the stage name - Alan Trajan.

From the album: Firm Roots
Released: 1969

11. Giles, Giles & Fripp - I Talk to the Wind

Considering that Giles, Giles & Fripp's original album sold about 500 copies, the very existence of this 70-minute CD is a source of astonishment as well as delight. Comprised of privately made tapes of the legendary progressive/pop/rock trio -- all home recordings, on a Revox stereo reel-to-reel recorder, that made lots of use of overdubbing -- this CD shows Robert Fripp, Peter Giles, and Michael Giles (along with Julie Dyble and Ian McDonald) at their most experimental.

This song was re-recorded by King Crimson woth the vocals of Gregg Lake in 1969 for their first album "In The Court of the Crimson King". The Giles, Giles & Fripp version with Judy Dyble first appeared on the 1976 compilation The Young Person's Guide to King Crimson.

From the CD The Brondesbury Tapes (1968)
Released: October 1, 2001

12. H. P. Lovecraft - The White Ship

H. P. Lovecraft was an American psychedelic rock band, formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967 and named after the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. H. P. Lovecraft is the debut album by the American psychedelic rock band H. P. Lovecraft and was released in October 1967 by Philips Records.

From the album: H. P. Lovecraft
Released: 1967

13. Sleepyard - Rainy Day Vibration

Sleepyard is a psychedelic pop band from Norway. Oliver Kersbergen formed the band in 1994 to record the first demo "Velvet sky". Later on brother Svein joined in and they started playing concerts.

From the CD: Future Lines
Released: November 2, 2009

14. Sweetwater - In A Rainbow

Sweetwater was an American rock band originally from Los Angeles, California. They were the act scheduled to open the Woodstock Festival in 1969. However, due to being stopped by the police on their way to the festival, folksinger Richie Havens' trio (Daniel Ben Zebulon, percussion, Paul "Deano" Williams, guitar, backing vocals) performed first. Sweetwater performed next, becoming the first band to perform at the festival.

Sweetwater is the debut studio album by the Los Angeles band, Sweetwater. The album is musically enriched by several influences from different genres that the band sought to experiment with.

From the album: Sweetwater
Released: 1968

15. Harvey Mandel - Long Wait

Harvey Mandel is an American guitarist known for his innovative approach to electric guitar playing. A professional at twenty, he played with Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, and John Mayall before starting a solo career.

From the album: Cristo Redentor
Released: 1968

16. The Moody Blues - Send Me No Wine

"Send Me No Wine" is a 1969 song by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues. Written by the band's bassist John Lodge, "Send Me No Wine" was first released on the 1969 album On the Threshold of a Dream. "Send Me No Wine" is one of the more upbeat tracks from the album, which was John Lodge's signature type of song.

From the album: On the Threshold of a Dream
Released: 1969

17. Fraction - Sanc-Divided

Founded in Los Angeles (USA) in 1970. Their first and the last album called "Moon Blood" was released in 1971 (only 200 copies). Now they are reaching inconceivable prices.

From the album: Moon Blood
Released: 1971

18. The Troll - Werewolf And Witchbreath

Band from Chicago (originally named The Trolls) who released mostly poppy garage rock singles until they made their first and last album in 1968.

From the album: Animated Music
Released: 1968

19. Challenger's - Emily

No other band in the history of Rock in Puerto Rico had the success The Challengers had in the 70's. They had # 1 records played on all radio stations in Puerto Rico. Founded by magnificent musicians in the 60's with various changes throughout the years. Eric, Kenny, El Mono, Jorge Casas, Paul Tirado, and others. But the lineup that made it happen was when they recorded various original songs (Emily, Martha Does) and one cover song (It's For You) that took them to the top. That lineup was Jose Luis (drums), Wiso (bass), Alexy (guitar, voice), Rafy (guitar, vocals), José (Hammond), Reno (vocals). They recently reunited with a new lineup like Alberto Carrion, Reno Habif, Jorge Casas, and the help of recording musicians that play with Carlos Santana and Miami Sound Machine.

From the album: Challenger's
Released: 1968

20. Nirvana - Rainbow Chaser

Nirvana were an English rock band, formed in London in 1965. Though the band achieved only limited commercial success, they were acclaimed both by music industry professionals and by critics. In 1985, the band reformed. The members of the original Nirvana took Kurt Cobain to court over the name, eventually reaching a settlement. Patrick Campbell-Lyons also stated that Nevermind had a very similar cover to Simon Simopath.

From the album: ALL OF US...
Released: 1968

21. Strawbs - Benedictus

Grave New World is a studio album by English band Strawbs. It was the first album to be released after the departure of Rick Wakeman, under circumstances about which band leader Dave Cousins was very bitter.

From the album: Grave New World
Released: February 1972

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