When I was a kid, my mom listened to OLDIES stations so I grew up hearing the sounds of the 50s and 60s. I’ve always loved the music from these decades, particularily in the GARAGE ROCK genre.

Count Five – Psychotic Reaction

PSYCHOTIC REACTION was a 1966 jam by a San Jose, Cali band called COUNT FIVE. They were known for wearing vampire capes during their live performances. While this song was the bands only hit, it reached #5 on the BILLBOARD CHARTS making it a cornerstone of Garage Rock. Below is a clip of the band Lip Synching their hit on some 60s dance party program.

You can read more about COUNT FIVE and PSYCHOTIC REACTION on Wikipedia. And if you’re really lovin’ the song, you can peep the rest of the original EP HERE.

Hopefully by now, you’ve already heard Psychotic Reaction in my TROPICAL TERROR studio mix. If not, I suggest you check it out. Now!