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Definition of a "psychedelic" track?
10 August 2012
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I know what it is, but what is the definition of it? How do you explain to someone what a psychedelic song is?

10 August 2012
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Don't bother even trying, I have and it's no good. Sorry to be so negative.  I suppose you might be able to if you're good at saying what you want to say, not like me. Maybe you could say that a phsychedelic track is mind-expanding, or at least it gets you (well, me) to think, it's unlike anything else, ever, and sometimes a little strange-sounding.

Good question, by the way.

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10 August 2012
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You can't define psychedelia or a psychedelic track. That's the whole f*cking point of it being psychedelic - it's so unexplainable.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

10 August 2012
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I would say that a psychedlic song is one that reflects a colorfully dreamy, distorted mental state on the part of the songwriter, as could be produced by a psychotropic drug.

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11 August 2012
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A psychedelic track is anything you want it to be. If you want it to be something, then it is just that. It's like a shamble; something normal people don't want to get.

Really doesn't make much sense, but that would be how I would explain it to someone.

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12 August 2012
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From wiki.answers.com regarding psychedelic music...

"The music genre, which originated in the 1960's, is a free-form, mainly instrumental music that is said to suggest the shifting and fleeting perceptions experienced when taking psychedelic drugs. Common factors in much of psychedelic  music include exotic stringed instruments, unusual lyrics, tempo changes, and  electric guitars or synthesizers using reverb, distortion or other electronic  effects."

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