Pop/Rock  •  Psychedelic/Garage

Acid Rock

Acid Rock was the heaviest, loudest variation of psychedelic rock. Drawing from the overblown blues improvisations of Cream and Jimi Hendrix, acid rock bands relied on distorted guitars, trippy lyrics, and long jams. Acid rock didn't last too long -- it evolved and imploded within the life span of psychedelia -- and the bands that didn't break up became heavy metal bands.