The Mystic Tide
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The Mystic Tide
The Mystic Tide
Origin Long Island, New York, United States
Genres Psychedelic rock, garage rock
Labels Esquire, Solid Sound, Distortions Records
Joe Docko
Paul Picell
Jim Thomas
John Wilham

The Mystic Tide were an American rock band who have been credited for creating some of the first psychedelic anthems. Despite their lack of commercial success, they are now highly regarded amongst followers of garage rock and are recognized for their innovative musical approach.[1]

The group formed on Long Island and released a total of four singles between 1965 and 1967, all of which were written by the band's guitar player, Joe Docko. The band broke up in 1967 after little commercial success.[1] Many years later in 1994 Docko recorded some new material and that along with three demos, the band's five original singles, and their B-sides would be put out as a CD by Distortions records. Released more than 25 years after the group had disbanded, Solid Sound/Solid Ground, was the first and only album the band ever made.[2][3][4]



  • I Wouldn't Care (unissued acetate - Ultrasonic, 1965)
  • "Stay Away" b/w "Why" (Esquire 4677, October 1966)
  • "Mystic Eyes" b/w "I Search For A New Love" (Esquire 719/720, December 1966)
  • "Frustration" b/w "Psychedelic Journey (Part 1)" (Solid Sound WB 156/7, March 1967)
  • "Running Through The Night" b/w "Psychedelic Journey Pt 2" (Solid Sound 158/9, April 1967)
  • "Mystery Ship" b/w "You Won't Look Back" (Solid Sound 321/2, August 1967[4][5]

Compilation albums

  • Acid Dreams (Past & Present) 1979
  • E-Types vs. Mystic Tide LP (Eva EVA 12037) 1983
  • It Comes Now LP (Distortions DB 1006) 1991
  • Solid Sound/Solid Ground (Distortions DR 1006) 1994[3]


  • Unterberger, Richie (1998). Unknown Legends of Rock 'n' Roll: Psychedelic Unknowns, Mad Geniuses, Punk Pioneers, Lo-fi Mavericks & More. Backbeat Books. ISBN 0-87930-534-7. 


  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "allmusic (((The Mystic Tide > Biography)))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010. 
  2. ^ Unterberger 1998, pg. 66
  3. ^ a b "Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll: The CD". Richie Unterberger. Retrieved 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Markesich, Mike (2012). Teen Beat Mayhem (First ed.). Branford, Connecticut: Priceless Info Press. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-9856482-5-1. 
  5. ^ "The Mystic Tide - Discography". 45cat. 45cat Website. Retrieved 2015. 

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