Music For Your Next LSD Trip
There's More Than One Way To Go On A Trip
How To Plan Your Next Experience
I want to share with you some of my favorite psychedelic songs with you so when you go on an acid trip you've got something to listen to. Now I don't recommend you doing illegal drugs, nor do I condone LSD. Actually it's very bad for you; however I have a solution, an alternative perhaps, so please bear with me.
Pioneer of LSD Research
Before I recommend the songs or offer an alternative to your 'experience' I want to tell you about this great movie I just saw. It's called "The Tingler" and you can get it from Netflix. The movie stars Vincent Price, one of the greatest entertainers of all time, even better than Michael Jackson. I bring up this movie to point out that in the middle of the story Vincent, as a doctor/medical examiner, of course, experiments with LSD to discover the feeling of fear. His little trip didn't seem to help his experiment, nor do we learn if he had any flashbacks.
If you want to trip out, then trip out with Vincent Price. Isn't it also remarkable that our friend Vincent helps out Alice Cooper in Welcome to My Nightmare? Anyway, enough of Vincent "The Fly" Price. Oh, and as far as flashbacks are concerned, I think it best you simply replay "The Tingler" many times. How is it that a black and white movie can have the color red when blood is flowing? Maybe I was just 'trippin' out, man".
25 Songs To Help You Trip Out
Here is my list of great psychedelic songs, in no particular order. This list is not all-inclusive and there's probably more somewhere in my head. Many are not even really psychedelic but they sure can improve your experience. These songs are great for trippin' out and visualizing all kinds of things.
- I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night -- The Electric Prunes
- The Porpoise Song -- The Monkees
- Incense and Peppermints -- Strawberry Alarmclock
- The Ballad of the Hip Death Goddess -- Ultimate Spinach
- Living Sin -- Emerson Lake and Palmer
- White Rabbit -- Jefferson Airplane
- Jungle Gym At The Zoo -- Elephants Memory (the unedited version)
- Pictures of Matchstick Men -- Status Quo
- One Way Or Another -- Cactus
- The Pusher -- Steppenwolf
- The Magicians Birthday -- Uriah Heep
- Psychedelic Shack -- The Temptations
- Soul Experience -- Iron Butterfly
- Are You Experienced -- James Marshall Hendrix (some call him Jimi Hendrix)
- Kicks -- Paul Revere and the Raiders
- Daydream -- Robin Trower (Live version)
- Tighter -- Paul Revere and the Raiders (phase shifter version)
- The Doo Doo Chasers -- Funkadelics
- In A Gadda Da Vida -- Iron Butterfly or even better the live version by Mike Pinera and the Classic Rock All Stars
- Hot Dog Man -- Elephant's Memory
- Hungry -- Paul Revere and the Raiders (the original banned version)
- Generation Landslide -- Alice Cooper
- Strobe Light -- B52's
- Closest Thing To Heaven -- Teas For Fears
My Hallucination -- Shaw Blades
Preparing For Your Trip
Now that you have my list I am going to show you how to have an alternative way of experiencing an LSD trip. Here's what you need:
- a) some old black light posters (and a black light) Black lights last a long time. I have one that's pretty old and it still works.
- b) a couple of packets of incense
- c) large cushions or pillows on the floor (for proper décor, watch "I Dream of Jeannie" and model your room after the interior of her genie's bottle -- groovy!)
- d) tune out (turn off the computer, the phone, your blackberry, etc)
- e) turn on (turn on these old records when your ready)
- f) have your favorite refreshments available when you invite your friends over to your 'love-in'
g) Now for the fun part - you self-hypnotize yourself into believing you just took an acid trip and visualize you're back in 1968. (Don't know how to self-hypnotize yourself? I recommend Marshall Sylver's video on self-hypnosis. You can get hip with hypnosis.)
"Do It Yourself" Experience
You see, it's all in your mind. Your mind is powerful enough to create its own experience. You have more control and power over your mind sub-consciously and consciously without mind-altering substances. Plus, if you 'do-it-yourself', you're not breaking the law. And it won't kill you. You can create your own flashbacks by watching "The Tingler".
It's all in your head
© 2009 Rob Lattin