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
The second CD features unreleased live music dating back to January 24-26, 1969.
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
Hey, have you heard that Rhino is helping the Grateful Dead celebrate their 50-year anniversary? If you haven’t, then we’re just going to presume that this is your first time on the site, because it’s not like we don’t say something about it all the time. In addition, there’s a bonus disc that includes d live music from the band’s January 24-26 shows at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom.
The Grateful Dead are continuing to commemorate their 50-year anniversaries of their classic albums. Set to release on June 7, Aoxomoxoa is the latest record to receive the reissue treatment. Aoxomoxoa is the third studio recording from the Grateful Dead.
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.