MICHAEL PSYCHO - Think
In 1990, Michael Psycho released a great punk rock record that almost no one heard. A Boston-transplant and veteran of Sacramento’s early 80s hardcore scene (Industrial Hate, Inducore), Michael said “Fug It” to his former band mates and recorded Think by his lonesome.
The sound is a stripped down high energy, nasty attitude cross of garage punk, hardcore, and DIY with a vocal sneer that resembles No Alternative’s Johnny Genocide. Michael pressed a bunch up, sent a few out, and then stored most of the pressing at a friend’s house. The friend’s dad dropped the records off at the dump. In all, less than 100 survived.
One of the few to hear it was Byron Coley, who praised the record, writing that Think is “a lost monster of inept raw disorganized garage punk....this is classic shit!” We agreed! (Since we announced the release, people have come out of their caves expressing excitement about this reissue. Lance at Permanent was in a frenzy. We got a super emphatic email from In The Red's Larry Hardy oozing over Think. Of course, our own Charles Albright hasn't slept for months, waiting for this to hit the street.) With Michael’s blessing we got the thing remastered by John Golden and pressed a bunch more up. So if you were pulling out your hair trying to find this scarce nugget or you’re thinking, “What? I didn’t know about this thing!” or just want a great blast of outsider, loner punk greatness, here ya go. 500 pressed on vinyl. (Ss)