PSYCHO: Studio Recordings 1982-86: CD

Psycho is one of those bands that, for some odd reason or another, have never gotten the attention they deserve. Over their nearly thirty-year existence they’ve managed about a billion releases chock full of some of the best thrash you’re gonna find, and they’re still alive and kicking. If you have yet to hear anything by ‘em thus far, consider this a prime starting point. Collected here are their early works from the years in the CD’s title: a 1982 demo, 1983’s 8-Song EP, two demos from 1984, the Son of 8-Song EP, and the Hosebags from Hell LP along with tracks from assorted split releases and compilations, for a total of forty-five tracks. The tunes run the gamut from almost poppy punk to full-bore hardcore, with no shortage of anger or humor. Nice to see these guys get some long overdue respect.

 –jimmy (Welfare)