- of or noting a mental state characterized by a profound
sense of intensified sensory perception, sometimes
accompanied by severe perceptual distortion and
hallucinations and by extreme feelings of either euphoria
or despair. The later years of the 1960s saw the rise in more avant-garde
music as artists and musicians began to experiment with
mind altering substances.
Beginning with the hippie movement in America and
rapidly spreading across the Atlantic to Britain, this period
in music saw bands such as The Beatles - free from their
touring commitments - together with The Rolling Stones,
Pink Floyd and many others make use of sensory altering
concoctions to reach new heights of artistic creativity.
This is the story of those years.