Japanese Psychedelic Bands From The 1960s

Japanese musicians have always held a special place in their hearts for American music, and rock & roll has made a particularly large impact on their homegrown music scene, but one of the elements commonly associated with the rock scene is totally taboo in Japan- the drugs.

The psychedelic music scene in North America and Europe was full of experimentation with drugs, but Japanese psych bands couldn’t let it all hang out like the American bands they were emulating, and their sound was heavily formulated, and policed, by the record companies.

This fascinating collection of Japanese psychedelic album covers, coupled with tons of interesting facts about this niche music scene, will help expand your mind on the subject without any lingering side effects...

-Via Boing Boing


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