Far out: a psychedelic pop quiz

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Throughout the late Sixties and early Seventies, a variety of music adopted the term "psychedelic." Sometimes, this meant fuzzy Jimi Hendrix-style guitar work. Sometimes, it meant baroque orchestrations, using instruments normally related to chamber music. Other times, ethereal harmonies or the sitar were enough to designate a given song as "psychedelic." While it may be hard to define exactly what makes a song psychedelic, you definitely know it when you hear it.

Like disco a decade later, eventually, psychedelic music reached a point where it was embraced by the mainstream culture and abandoned by the genre's innovators. But before that wave crested, we were treated to some of the catchiest, trippiest tunes of all time. So light some incense and stare into your lava lamp; it's time to see how much you recall about that psychedelic sound. When the smoke clears, share your thoughts and score in the comments!

  1. "Time of the Season" is an iconic cut from which band's second album, "Odessey and Oracle?"
  2. The Young Rascals had a hit in '67 with "Groovin'." That band later changed their name to which of the following?
  3. "Who cares what games we choose? Little to win, but nothing to lose" are lyrics from the Strawberry Alarm Clock track "Incense & __________"
  4. Which year marked the release of Pink Floyd's debut album, "Piper at the Gates of Dawn?"
  5. With its freaky vocal effects, Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" is definitely an example of psychedelia. What band's members served as studio musicians, recording the song's guitar and bass parts?
  6. Although they would later be more closely associated with disco, this Bee Gees album from 1969 is absolutely a work of psychedelia. What's it called?
  7. According to the Jefferson Airplane song "White Rabbit," the pills given to you by whom "don't do nothing at all?"
  8. After parting ways with his original group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Hendrix employed Billy Cox and Buddy Miles, forming a band frequently referred to by which name?
  9. Inspired by "Pet Sounds" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which established band released the psychedelic song "Watch the Flowers Grow" in 1967?
  10. "Butterfly" was the final Hollies album to feature which member before his departure in '68?

Far out: a psychedelic pop quiz

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Rayof808 2 months ago
10/10 ...A couple of guesses, but not really... Again, helped out by Presley Love's rock trivia books ! (My weekend quiz-reading !)
Dario 2 months ago
7 out of 10. 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂
rikkirat 2 months ago
9/10 of all things missed #4 Pink Floyd
trogg888 3 months ago
I thought it was just page that played guitar not the whole band,never the less donovan was one of my favorites to come out of that era
RobertK 3 months ago
10 for 10. This makes up for the '88 quiz I bombed. I knew every question without any guesses. These were My Music back then!
Mark 3 months ago
10 out of 10. This is music I live for!
CouchPotato19 3 months ago
It's "the one's that mother gives you don't do ANYTHING at all."
JL1965 3 months ago
7/10 , would have gotten 8 if it wasn’t for my fat thumb 😡
Danyellsoon 3 months ago
10/10 Love old school music, wholesome-yet fascinating lyrics, original sound, genuine musicians. Not enhanced by software, by hardware, no damn autotune, no digital capture of somebody's riff or beat. I don't listen to junk, life's too short.
RockerMiguel 3 months ago
9/10 got right. Missed #5. Love Donovan and Zeppelin and I'm a bassist. Should've known. Oh well. Cool quiz.
WitchyPooh RockerMiguel 3 months ago
I missed the one about Zeppelin! I thought I knew quite a lot about them, but I’ve never heard about this!
LalaLucy 3 months ago
9/10. Can't believe I miss the White Rabbit question. Followed the wrong instinct for a minute there.
Bapa1 LalaLucy 3 months ago
You went down the wrong rabbit hole.
Cocoapuff 3 months ago
I got 10 out of 10 on this quiz. I was expecting not to do well since I didn't like psychedelic music, but I was there (and a teenager at that time). The late 1960s psychedelic phase of rock/pop music must be stored in my memory bank despite my lack of interest. Let's all have a Psychotic Reaction.
EveningSkye Cocoapuff 3 months ago
Welcome to Earth.
PierreKhoury 3 months ago
Missed Pink Floyd question. Was never into them.
DanDolgin 3 months ago
Only 6/10, I guess I don't know music from the '60's that well. I figured I knew about half of them very well.
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