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The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result of the discussion was: articles not merged. There is rough consensus against this proposal. ArmbrustThe Homunculus 14:39, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
I propose that acid rock be merged into psychedelic rock. I think that the content in the acid rock article can easily be explained in the context of psychedelic rock, and the psychedelic rock article is of a reasonable size that the merging of acid rock will not cause any problems as far as article size or undue weight is concerned. GabeMc(talk|contribs) 22:34, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
I think there is a pretty good argument that what was acid rock morphed into heavy metal. I could dig up the sources, but if you take a glance for yourselves I think you would agree. GabeMc(talk|contribs) 01:03, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Merge - As nom; acid rock is not a sub-genre that deserves its own article. Acid rock is psychedelic rock, and the minimal distinction between the two does not justify separate articles for both. After all, what acid rock album is not also psychedelic? Also, not that Wikipedia is a reliable source, but according to the acid rock article: "The term "acid rock" is generally equivalent to psychedelic rock." If they are generally equivalent, then they should be merged into one article. GabeMc(talk|contribs) 22:40, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Oppose. As Allmusic says, "Acid Rock was the heaviest, loudest variation of psychedelic rock." All acid rock was psychedelic; but not all psychedelic rock was acid rock that "relied on distorted guitars, trippy lyrics, and long jams". Likewise, Britannica refers here to - in comparison with psychedelic music more generally - "the darker, more psychotic frenzy of acid rock—characterized by overdriven guitars, amplified feedback, and droning guitar motifs influenced by Eastern music". Also here - "The latter label [acid rock] was generally applied to a pounding, hard-rock variant [of psychedelia] that evolved out of the mid-1960s garage punk movement... Although generally devoid of the studio gimmickry typifying the Beatles school of psychedelia, acid rock provided its own form of mind expansion by means of guitar pyrotechnics." The two terms are not synonymous - the addition of the sentence "The term is generally equivalent to psychedelic rock" to the acid rock article here was unsourced commentary that should really be removed. Both articles are in need of improvement and clarification, but that does not mean that they should be merged. Ghmyrtle (talk) 09:16, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Oppose These are somewhat about the terms and term-based genre definitions, as genres inherently are. And for genres, overlap is the norm, not a "problem" I think that both terms / genre names should have articles. North8000 (talk) 14:53, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Oppose. I see both sides of this debate, but on balance I think there is enough reliable secondary material to keep the acid rock article as a sub-genre.--SabreBD (talk) 09:35, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Oppose: In agreement with Ghmyrtle above. As well, it is factual that there were and are other psychedelic drug categories than acid (LSD). Acid rock was music to experience while on an acid trip. Moreover, this article 'Psychedelic rock' is a Good Article. Why merge a not-so-good article into it? Psychedelic music exists as an article. Why not put Acid rock there if it needs to be merged and no longer stand alone? Fylbecatuloustalk 00:22, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Merge: if there really is a distinction, Acid Rock is a sub genre or at least an out growth of psychedelic rock. Ken Kesey and Jerry Garcia would agree with me ;) Elmmapleoakpine (talk) 00:35, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Oppose Unfortunately the original meaning and popularity of the term "acid rock" has been largely forgotten as has the term itself. If you go to Google Archive from the late 60's into the early '70s you will see hundreds of articles with the term. Why? Because at the time it was used more often then psychedelic rock. If you took a trip(pun not intended) back to 1967-1971 in the USA and asked people what acid rock is most people would know and have a strong opinion about it. To the "mainstream" world it was a catch all term for any loud ear splitting rock music. The connections to LSD, the counterculture, were very important contexts but not what defined it. So the solution is to improve the acid rock article to note it's catch all meaning and popularity at that time, not to merge it.Edkollin (talk) 03:37, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.
Surf Rock - Wasn't it a vital inspiration to psychedelic rock?
I would argue that surf music and surf rock is one of the most important stylistic origins to psychedelic rock. The surf rock was probably the first genre where several different kinds of folk music, such as Middle Eastern, Arabic, Mexican and Hawaiian was incorporated into rock music, which arguably inspired the psychedelic rock music very much. Also I've heared some psychedelic musicians who say they were inspired by surf rock, in particular Dick Dale (who made a popular surf rock version of the Greek/Middle Eastern folk song Misirlou)
I added the edit containing The Joker (Iran, early 1970s) to the International section. This adds to the article substantively. There were Asian bands that performed in the psychedelic style. Yet, User:Sabrebd removed the material, arguing that Lastfm was an illegitimate source. Can we get this mediated? This was the text: In Iran the Jokers were a pioneering psychedelic band, drawing influence from Cream and the MC5. These were the references I gave:
Sources (which are limited) indicate that the band did not have a record label, were short-lived and little known, and their only album was recorded on tape in a garage in 1972 but not released until 2011. It was not released in Iran, but by the small Western label Fading Sunshine/Strawberry Rain with limited distribution. In the circumstances it is difficult to see how the band could have been pioneering., , , . When entering material on Wikipedia we need reliable sources, and we need editors who say what those sources say rather than add WP:Original research/subjective opinion in the form of phrasing such as "pioneering". SilkTork✔Tea time 03:24, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
Galloping Coroners into the "International Expansion" or "Influences" section
I recommend to place a mention about Hungarian Galloping Coroners to the one of this section, as an interesting derivation of P.Rock. Galloping Coroners developed an own, unique "psychedelic hardcore" style, and as they admitted, they were deeply impressed by early Pink Floyd especially by The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and early krautrock bands like Amon Düül, Ash Ra Temple, Sun Ra. Dear Editors, please check GA, and share your opinion here! Thanks, --Harom65 (talk) 11:10, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
I don't know this Galloping Coroners but i'm sure they're more important than Beatles in developing psychedelic rock. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:10, 18 September 2015 (UTC)