We are going to be running a series of articles which will showcase the best music to listen to whilst stoned. Music plays an integral part in stoner culture so it is only right we have a focus on this area and run a series of articles.

It is also way too big to put into one article, there are so many genres that tie into stoner culture that it would be impossible to pull them all into one single article.

This week, we are going to start off with Rock and some of the most influential artists and albums ever created thanks to our good friend, Mary Jane.

Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love

Axis Bold as Love

Axis: Bold as Love is the second studio album released by Jimi Hendrix. This album focuses less on the skills that Hendrix has as a guitar player, but more on his ability to write great songs. This album was one of two that was released in 1967, as Hendrix had to record this album to fulfil his Jimi Hendrix Experience contract.

This album is a great insight into the world of early psychedelic rock. It features Hendrix classics such as “Spanish Castle Magic” and “Little Wing”

Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

The Dark Side of the Moon

Probably one of the most famous albums ever created, Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by Pink Floyd.

The album has many themes and covers conflict, greed, the passage of time and mental illness, which was partly inspired by Syd Barrett’s deteriorating mental state.

The Beatles – Rubber Soul

Rubber Soul

Rubber Soul is the sixth album from The Beatles. Rubber Soul has been famously stated by Jon Lennon as the “Pot” album and Revolver (1966) was the Acid album. Many fans state that this album is a transition in The Beatles’ career and is one of the best albums recorded by the band.

The Beatles famously smoked pot with Bob Dylan in 1964, a year before the release of Rubber Soul.

Grateful Dead – Live/Dead

Live-Dead

This is the first official live album by The Grateful Dead. The album was recorded over a series of concerts in early 1969 and was released in November of the same year.

At the time of its release, music journalist Robert Christgau stated that this album “contains the finest rock improvisation ever recorded.”

Black Sabbath – Paranoid

Paranoid

One of the greatest heavy metal albums ever written, Paranoid by Black Sabbath is a classic.

Reportedly written whilst Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler were high as kites, this album features some of the most iconic rock songs ever written.

Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley

Welcome to Sky Valley

Kyuss, if you don’t know are a stoner rock band. Welcome to Sky Valley was the third studio album to be released by the band.

This album is meant for deep listening, if you’re too baked to move you’re probably in the right mind-set to listen to this album.

The Doors – The Doors

The Doors

The debut album from The Doors was released in 1967 and is considered to be one of the most influential albums in the progression of the psychedelic rock era.

The Doors is widely considered to be a pothead album. With Jim Morrison’s twisted imagination and the sometimes creepy keyboard melodies that were created by keyboardist Ray Manzarek.

Beck – Mellow Gold

Mellow Gold

Mellow Gold is the third studio album by alternative rock musician Beck. The album is also named after a particular strain of California weed. Enough said, really.

Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III

Led Zeppelin III

Led Zeppelin III is the third album. One of their least popular albums, Led Zeppelin III represents an important milestone in the bands history. It shows that Led Zeppelin weren’t just a conventional rock band and that they could branch out musically and take influence from many different musical genres.

This has taken the place, for me of Led Zeppelin IV, as the album with the often overplayed “Stairway to Heaven” is too obvious.

Renowned for their excess in all areas, Led Zeppelin are also famous for being notorious pot smokers.

If you haven’t listened to these albums, I highly suggest you go light a bowl of your favorite, hunt these albums down and listen to one or two back to back!