Count Five

Also known as Count 5, Count Five, The
Members of Count Five: Craig Atkinson, John Byrne (2), John Michalski, Kenn Ellner, Roy Chaney
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_Five, http://www.nemsworld.com/count5/count5.htm

Discography of Count Five:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Psychotic Revelation 24 Audio 2003 Big Beat Records
2 Psychotic Reaction / Cinnamon Cinder 2 Audio Collectables
3 Psychotic Reaction / They're Gonna Get You 2 Audio 1966 Double Shot Records
4 Psychotic Reaction 4 Audio 1966 Disc'Az
5 Dynamite Incidents 7 Audio 1983 Outline Records
6 Psychotic Reaction 11 Audio 1966 Double Shot Records
7 Psychotic Reaction 11 Audio 1966 Double Shot Records
8 Psychotic Reaction: The Very Best Of Count Five 18 Audio 1999 Collectables
9 Psychotic Reaction (And More) 18 Audio 1986 Impact (6)
10 Psychotic Reaction 19 Audio 2007-06-06 Air Mail Archive
11 Psychotic Reaction 11 Audio Not On Label
12 Psychotic Reaction 14 Audio 1987 Edsel Records
13 Psychotic Reaction 11 Audio 1982 Outline Records
14 Psychotic Reaction 14 Audio 1987 Edsel Records
15 Psychotic Reaction 2 Audio 1966 Double Shot Records
16 Psychotic Reaction 2 Audio 1966 Apex (3)
17 Teeny Bopper, Teeny Bopper / You Must Believe Me 2 Audio 1967-03-00 Double Shot Records
18 Psychotic Reaction 2 Audio 1966-10-21 Pye International
19 Psychotic Reaction/They're Gonna Get You 2 Audio 1966-10-21 Pye International
20 Psychotic Reaction 29 Audio 2007 Repertoire Records
21 Psychotic Reaction 19 Audio 1992 Repertoire Records
22 Psychotic Reaction: The Complete Count Five 18 Audio 1994 Performance Records
23 Psychotic Reaction 2 Audio 1966 Hansa
24 Reaccion Psicopatica / Te Encerraran 2 Audio 1966 Hispavox
25 Psychotic Reaction 11 Audio 1966
26 Peace Of Mind 2 Audio 1966 Double Shot Records
27 Dynamite Incidents 7 Audio 1983 Outline Records
28 Psychotic Reaction 4 Audio Disc'Az
29 Psychotic Reaction 11 Audio 1966 Double Shot Records
30 Revelation In Slow Motion / Declaration Of Independence 2 Audio 1968-01-00 palette
31 Psychotic Reaction 11 Audio 1966 Festival Records
32 Psychotic Reaction / They're Gonna Get You 2 Audio 1966 Festival Records
33 Peace Of Mind 2 Audio 1966 Apex (3)
34 Psychotic Reaction 2 Audio 1966 Palette
35 Peace Of Mind 2 Audio 1966 Double Shot Records
36 Psychotic Reaction 11 Audio 1966 Festival Records
37 Peace Of Mind 2 Audio 1966 Festival Records
38 Psychotic Reaction 2 Audio 1966 Polar
39 Psychotic Reaction 4 Audio Magic Records (2)
40 Psychotic Reaction 11 Audio 1966 Double Shot Records
41 Psychotic Reaction 11 Audio 1966 Double Shot Records
42 Psychotic Reaction 2 Audio 1966 Pye International


Formed in 1964 in San Jose, California, USA. Their psychedelic-punk hit, [i]Psychotic Reaction[/i], reached the US Top 5 in 1966. They first drew attention by wearing Dracula-style capes to their gigs. After recording one album, also titled [i]Psychotic Reaction[/i], they released a few more singles before disbanding in 1969.

The band's memory was immortalized in a 1972 essay by the famous rock writer Lester Bangs called [i]Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung[/i]. In the essay Bangs credited the band for having released several albums - [i]Carburetor Dung[/i], [i]Cartesian Jetstream[/i], [i]Ancient Lace and Wrought-Iron Railings[/i] and [i]Snowflakes Falling On the International Dateline[/i]: actually, none of these albums have ever existed, except in Bangs' own imagination.

Line-up:

- John "Sean" Byrne: vocals, guitar

- John "Mouse" Michalski: lead guitar

- Roy Chaney: bass

- Craig "Butch" Atkinson: drums

- Kenn Ellner: harmonica, vocals.


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