Count Five – Psychotic Reaction

This band was a true one-hit wonder in 1966. When the singer/guitarist John Byrne was a freshman in college his friend told him Psychotic Reaction would be a great name for a song. John had a melody in his head that day and wrote the song but all of The Count Five contributed.

It was released in 1965 and had some success locally with audiences but no record company would sign them. After reworking the song they found a label called “Double Shot” to take a chance on them and it was released in 1966 and peaked at #5 in the Billboard 100. It is garage rock, psychedelic with some punk thrown in.

Psychotic Reaction

I feel depressed, I feel so bad
‘Cause you’re the best girl that I ever had
I can’t get your love, I can’t get a fraction
Uh-oh, little girl, psychotic reaction
(Shouted) And it feels like this!

I feel so lonely night and day
I can’t get your love, I must stay away
I need you girl, by my side
Uh-oh, little girl, would you like to take a ride, now
I can’t get your love, I can’t get satisfaction
Uh-oh, little girl, psychotic reaction

 

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

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