The Count Five

Psychotic Reunion Live!

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The Count Five's second album--sorry, Lester Bangs fans, CARBURETOR DUNG and the others don't actually exist--was released in 1993, 27 years after the muddy snot-punk classic PSYCHOTIC REACTION. Though the group released singles into 1968, they never recaptured the magic of that one classic "Train Kept A-Rollin'" ripoff/homage, though there's a certain trashy charm to tunes like "Double Decker Bus" and the surrealistic sneering of "Pretty Big Mouth."

This live set, featuring a misleading photo of the '66-era band, is of more recent vintage, and while it's a fine, ripsnorting piece of punk trash (meant in the nicest possible sense), it's strictly for diehard '60s-punk fans. Newcomers should check out one of the several reissues of the group's original album and singles.

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