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Chapter 79: Ride My See-Saw

Psychedelic rock

Whether it was the LSD, the awakening of a collective consciousness, or simply the right convergence of trends, the music of the psychedelic era really did expand the horizons of what could be accomplished in a recording studio. The seeds of prog and all sorts of ambitious rock were sowed here, in multi-part suites from David Bowie and The Soft Machine, moody contraptions like “Time Of The Season,” and the undisguised mania of Arthur Brown, starting with maybe the best first five seconds in rock history.
1. Arthur Brown


2. The Peanut Butter Conspiracy

It's a Happening Thing

3. Harry Nilsson

Everybody's Talkin'

4. Soft Machine

Why Are We Sleeping?

5. The Fugs

Crystal Liaison

6. The Zombies

Time Of The Season

7. The Easybeats

Friday On My Mind

8. The Moody Blues

Ride My See-Saw

9. David Bowie

Space Oddity

10. Procol Harum

A Whiter Shade of Pale