tripping out on acid rock

English translation: zoning out to psychedelic music

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English term or phrase:tripping out on acid rock
Selected answer:zoning out to psychedelic music
Entered by: Noha Kamal, PhD.

08:59 Mar 4, 2012
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Folklore / Cultural references
English term or phrase: tripping out on acid rock
Hello,

I am translating text on sociological phenomenon and the culture of youth. The text contains some very specific cultural references, which I am not sure I am conveying correctly in the target language which is Arabic.

Here is my text:

"... The freak dropping mescaline before tripping out on acid rock has nothing to do with the skinhead boozing up before getting into a punch-up on the terraces while watching Spurs play at home."

Also, I am assuming "Spurs" was some sort of a TV show perhaps. Your help on this is much appreciated.
Noha Kamal, PhD.
Local time: 11:21
zoning out to psychedelic music
Explanation:
"Tripping out" refers to the effect of the drug. The person taking it is losing themselves in the music, zoning out etc.

"Acid rock" is a type of music from the 60’s that became associated with taking psychedelic drugs (like mescaline, LSD).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_rock

I'm sure someone out there will be able to explain it better than me if that doesn't make sense!

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Note added at 36 mins (2012-03-04 09:35:40 GMT)
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You're very welcome, Noha! Good luck with the rest of the text!
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Kevin Clayton, PhD
Spain
Local time: 10:21
Grading comment
Thanks a bunch, pal :))
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4 +11zoning out to psychedelic music
Kevin Clayton, PhD


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zoning out to psychedelic music


Explanation:
"Tripping out" refers to the effect of the drug. The person taking it is losing themselves in the music, zoning out etc.

"Acid rock" is a type of music from the 60’s that became associated with taking psychedelic drugs (like mescaline, LSD).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_rock

I'm sure someone out there will be able to explain it better than me if that doesn't make sense!

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Note added at 36 mins (2012-03-04 09:35:40 GMT)
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You're very welcome, Noha! Good luck with the rest of the text!

Kevin Clayton, PhD
Spain
Local time: 10:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks a bunch, pal :))
Notes to answerer
Asker: No, Kevin, are you kidding. Your explanation is in every sense enlightening. Never in a million years could I have figured out that "tripping out" thing, hehehe. Thanks a bunch, my friend.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  rikka
1 hr
  -> Thanks rikka!

agree  Sheila Wilson: The context really needs a mature native British, preferably English speaker - more difficult for all others
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Sheila! I'd like to think that a non-mature Irish native managed to explain it sufficiently...

agree  B D Finch: And agree with Sheila's comment; though a native speaker of Arabic who spent some of the '60s in a British art college would be ideal.
4 hrs
  -> Thanks B D!

agree  trsk2000 (X)
4 hrs
  -> Thanks trsk2000!

agree  Kim Metzger: And an excellent stadium. http://www.wikistadiums.org/white-hart-lane/13
4 hrs
  -> Thanks Kim!

agree  eski: Good explanation. eski :))
7 hrs
  -> Thanks eski!

agree  Yvonne Gallagher
13 hrs
  -> Thanks gallagy2!

agree  Charles Davis: Acid rock is inspired by tripping and listened to while tripping. Tripping is hallucinating under the influence of acid (LSD) or mescaline, as you say. The music produces sensual (esp. visual) perceptions synaesthetically. A freak is a druggy hippy.
13 hrs
  -> Thanks Charles!

agree  eesegura
14 hrs
  -> Thanks eesegura!

agree  Rachel Fell
15 hrs
  -> Thanks Rachel!

agree  Michael Barnett: Right on, man.
15 hrs
  -> Thanks Michael!
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