Aoxomoxoa is a 1969 album by the Grateful Dead. One of the first rock albums to be recorded using 16-track technology, fans and critics alike consider this era to be the band's experimental apex. The title is a meaningless palindrome, usually pronounced "ox-oh-mox-oh-ah". The album was certified gold by the RIAA on May 13, 1997
Aoxomoxoa (LP, Album). The group had already initiated recording sessions for the album when Ampex manufactured and released the first 16-track multitrack recording machine. It offered 16 discrete tracks for recording and playback (model number MM-1000). As a direct consequence, the band spent eight months, off-and-on, in the studio not only recording the album but getting used to-and experimenting with-the new technology.
Following, The Grateful Dead's mediocre album Anthem of the Sun. They released a highly abstract, influenced, and psychedelic, album. The name of this album would be the odd and hard to pronounce title Aoxomoxoa. During the recording and release of Aoxomoxoa, The Grateful Dead were having problems, and were going through permanent and temporary changes. Ron "Pigpen" McKernan was dealing with an alchohol addiction, which would help finish him off in 1973. He was also losing massive amounts of weight, and gaining a very ill image
Originally named The Warlocks, The Grateful Dead made their performance debut in July of 1965 and quickly went on to become the best known and most influential of San Francisco's psychedelic rock pioneers. The group initially consisted of Jerry Garcia (guitar), Bob Weir (guitar), Phil Lesh (bass), Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (keyboards), and Bill Kreutzmann (drums). In 1968 they added percussionist Mickey Hart and keyboardist Tom Constanten to the line-up.
Nearly synonymous with the term "psychedelic," the Grateful Dead reached their true peak of psychedelia on their third album, 1969's Aoxomoxoa. Fueled by acid and keeping pace with the quickly changing hippie subculture of the late '60s, the band went wild with this newfound sonic freedom.
Performer:Grateful Dead Genre: Rock Title: Aoxomoxoa Style: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock MP3 version ZIP size: 1155 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1893 mb Rating: 4.5 Votes: 624 Other Formats: VOC ADX DTS VOX AHX VQF MMF