L.A.’s Paisley Underground Music Scene

L.A.’s  punk explosion of 1977/78 faded quickly and one of the scenes to take its place was the Paisley Underground, a group of psychedelia-influenced bands in the same social circle. Originally referring to the triumvirate of the Bangles, Dream Syndicate, and Rain Parade, the term grew to encompass a wider range of bands, including ones outside L.A. Characterized by rough, droning guitars with sunshine vocals, the sound found a sizable audience in the early 80s.

The Paisley Underground: Los Angeles’s 1980s psychedelic explosion

TheGuardian.com, 5.16.13