I'm not sure what possesses a group of loosely associated bands, or their followers, to make up names for their regional thing, but the names they come up with for these scenes within scenes almost always sound forced, like some marketing term. They're usually lame, and sometimes don't even accurately describe the music of all of the bands that are lumped together. Like "the paisley underground". Yeesh, that one had me turned off the first time I heard it, despite liking several of the bands that were lumped with it. They could just as easily been referred to as "the bands that sometimes utilize long feedback laden solos somewhere this side of early Neil Young meets Marquee Moon era Televison guitar interplay underground". But like 'em I did and I was reminded of that after seeing a clip of a song from a 2013 reunion gig by Rain Parade (the band above). So, bad name or not, it's paisley underground sampler night. These are just three of the bands. If you want to get caught up on all of the bands, check the oral history of the movement at the Guardian. It's a good read, and there's a Spotify mix with thirty plus songs, if you do that sort of thing.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Rain Parade - No Easy Way Down mp3 at 20 Jazz Funk Greats Go there to get it
The Dream Syndicate - Definitely Clean mp3 at The Walrus
The Salvation Army - She Turns to Flowers mp3 at Recidivism Go there to get it.
Rain Parade - No Easy Way Down (live, 2013) at YouTube
The Dream Syndicate - The Days of Wine and Roses (live, 2013) at You Tube
The Paisley Underground: Los Angeles's 1980s psychedelic explosion at Guardian UK