Audio: mp3 (320k)
Issue: Ace Records
Year: 2003 (recorded 1966)
Fuzz Acid & Flowers:
This San Jose high school/student band reached the U.S. Top Ten with the title track of their only album, now a collector's item. Their album also made No 122 in the U.S. Album Charts, and the group toured the U.S. performing with the Hollies, Beach Boys, Rascals, Byrds, Dave Clark Five, Sony and Cher, The Doors, Them, and Peter and Gordon to name but a few.
Psychotic Reaction is also included on the Nuggets compilation, We Have Come For Your Children, Highs Of The Sixties, Nuggets, Vol. 1, Wild Thing, Tough Rock and Best Of Psychedelic Rock (CD). Their album was full of driving rock songs, of which Double Decker Bus was the next best. A German Line compilation Dynamite lncidents 1983 contains some of their non-LP 45's. One side plays at 33 r.p.m. and the other at 45 r.p.m. Also Edsel have released a 13-track compilation, Psychotic Reaction (Edsel ED 225) 1987. Other compilation appearances have been You Must Believe Me on Eva's Sound Of The Sixties and Teeny Bopper, Teeny Bopper on Sound Of The Sixties: San Francisco: Part 1.
Psychotic Reaction has become something of a classic. It was well covered at the time by the like of Fire Escape, Leathercoated Minds, Positively 13 O'Clock and Underground.
(Vernon Joynson/Stephane Rebeschini)