Distr.  : NE - Sonic Rendezvous
Style   : indie / alternative /

SVVRCH  1       PSI-COM                     PSI-COM                     LP      12.2018

        01.     HO KA HEY
        02.     HUMAN CONDITIONS
        03.     XIOLA
        04.     CITY OF 9 GATES
        05.     WINDS

1985 goth-rock fronted by a pre-Janes Addiction Perry Farrell. Recorded at Radio
Tokyo Studios in Venice, California by Ethan James who was a member of Blue Cheer
and recorded everyone from The Minutemen to The Bangles, this is more than just the
precursor to the alternative and grunge-era legend! This is classic 80s era LA
glammy-goth-rock essential to any fans of Farrells career.
SVVRCH  2       COUNT FIVE              PSYCHOTIC REACTION              LP      03.2019

        01.     DOUBLE DECKER BUS
        02.     PRETTY BIG MOUTH
        03.     THE WORLD
        04.     MY GENERATION
        05.     SHE'S FINE
        06.     PSYCHOTIC REACTION
        07.     PEACE OF MIND
        08.     THEY'RE GONNA GET YOU
        09.     THE MORNING AFTER
        10.     CAN'T GET YOUR LOVIN'
        11.     OUT IN THE STREET

Count Five shot out of San Jose, CA in 1966 with the #5 hit single "Psychotic Reaction"
which has gone on to hold pure legendary status as one of the greatest garage rock
singles of the golden era; a snotty, loud, out of control cut that shattered glass
and pierced eardrums from coast to coast. Though the late, great, Lester Bangs once
immortalized them in essay, imagining a world in which the group went on to release
several more albums, the reality is that this one album, also titled Psychotic
Reaction, is all this particular reality got (and maybe all that it could handle).
The group members, still all in their teens when they hit, went off to college, a few
more singles were released, but no further full lengths came to pass. Fortunately
their one long player is more than just the titular hit, it's a ripping piece of
garage-rock history and one of the more consistently enjoyable long-players of the
era. A classic title sure to fill the dance floor and offend the squares even now,
some 50+ years later.