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Rare and obscure music from all sorts of neet-o genres that i like. Garage rock, psychedelic, hard rock, metal, punk. What ever dude.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Count Five - Psychotic Reaction (1966 - rave-up garage-punk: The Yardbirds, The Who)

Count Five - Psychotic Reaction From the review I did on RateYourMusic.com, slightly fixing my grammer:

I suspect the main reason any one even has this album is thanks to Lester Bang's utra-hype. (Note, that the man also loved Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music.)

But, the truth is that this album is a bit of a mixed bag. The track "Psychotic Reaction" is the obvious hit here, it's a bit of a Yardbirds rave-up rip-off, but a good one regardless.

As for the rest of the album? Very few garage bands of this era were able to put out even more than just a few singles, so for The Cont Five to have produced an entire album says something. Most bands who actually were able to put out a full length album, usually filled them with week covers that just padded the hits.

Here's where The Count Five were different, most every song is an original, with the exception of the two Who covers, and there all killer. The two Who covers, "My Generation" and "Out in the Street," are better in their original incarnation, but had only been out for less than a year and the Who weren't sealing many albums in the states. So good for them.

Over all, there's not a whole lot of talent here, but there is passion, excitement, and best of all, variety. On par with bands like The Electric Prunes.

By the way, I think this isn't the original's track list, but that just means there's more songs. Yippie!!

- overview by denez

See also: Screaming Lord Sutch, The Smoke, John's Children, The Pretty Things, & Green Fuz




Tracklist:
  1. Double-Decker Bus
  2. Pretty Big Mouth
  3. The World
  4. My Generation
  5. She's Fine
  6. Psychotic Reaction
  7. Peace of Mind
  8. They're Gonna Get You
  9. The Morning After
  10. Can't Get Your Lovin'
  11. Out in the Street
  12. You Must Believe Me
  13. Declaration of Independence
  14. Revelation in Slow Motion
  15. Teeny Bopper, Teeny Bopper
  16. Mailman
  17. Contrast
  18. Merry-Go-Round
Buy this scortcher of an album HERE!

...but why bother.... HA, just kidding:

http://rapidshare.de/files/24422404/Count_Five.rar

17 Comments:

At 2:52 AM, Blogger Nagiants40 said...

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At 1:27 PM, Blogger mad4music said...

Nick!

Thank you for all of the great music you've been sharing. You've turned me on to a lot of good stuff!

Check out my podcasts of vintage Sixties/Psych when you get a chance:

http://sonicdaydream.blogspot.com/

Keep the music flowing, my friend!

 
At 7:21 AM, Anonymous frank said...

old yardbirds is some good stuff. any chance you got any "girl" (glam band sort of associated with NWOBHM)? i'm putting together a 'what my favorite hair metal bands did before they got famous' playlist. haha.

thanks for a great blog. still jamming to the vintage slayer. kudos!!

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Hi. I like your blog. I just started one with psychedelic music and writing. Look at it if you'd like.

 
At 6:30 AM, Blogger gentle force said...

hey mate... really digging your blog, keep up the good writing and music sharing! check my blog out, i just put up a mix i did called "Fat Old Sun" a selection of Pink Floyds earlier music. Cya :o)

 
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At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogs Schmogs....Thanks for the Count Five, great stuff. Garage Rools!!! Dave K.

 
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At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Nick, could you please re-post the Velvet Underground's VU?

 
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At 1:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Original tracklist for Psychotic Reaction:
1. Double Decker Bus
2. Pretty Big Mouth
3. World
4. Psychotic Reaction
5. Peace of Mind
6. They're Gonna Get You
7. Can't Get Your Lovin'
8. You Must Believe Me
9. Teeny Bopper, Teeny Bopper
10. Merry-Go-Round
11. Contrast
12. Revelation in Slow Motion
13. Declaration of Independence
Cheers,Ted:)

 
At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Ted said...

Any chance of reupping Count Five? Maybe on megaupload, sendspace?

 
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