- rock-'n'-roll music characterized by loud electronic distortions and strident lyrics that refer to drug-induced experiences.
Origin of acid rock
First recorded in 1965–70
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- a type of rock music characterized by electronically amplified bizarre instrumental effects
Word Origin for acid rock
C20: from acid (sense 3), alluding to its supposed inspiration by drug-induced states of consciousness
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