Count Five

Count Five

Formed in 1964 in San Jose, California, USA. Their psychedelic-punk hit, Psychotic Reaction, 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 Psychotic Reaction, 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 Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. In the essay Bangs credited the band for having released several albums - Carburetor Dung, Cartesian Jetstream, Ancient Lace and Wrought-Iron Railings and Snowflakes Falling On the International Dateline: actually, none of these albums has ever existed, except in Bangs' own imagination.
- John "Sean" Byrne: vocals, guitar
- John "Mouse" Michalski: lead guitar
- Roy Chaney: bass
- Craig "Butch" Atkinson: drums
- Kenn Ellner: harmonica, vocals.

Count Five Discography


Count Five Psychotic Reaction (Album, Comp) Double Shot Records Brazil 1966 Sell This Version
DS 396 Count Five Psychotic Reunion Live!(CD) Performance Records DS 396 US 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Count Five Peace Of Mind (Single) Double Shot Records US 1966 Sell This Version
Count Five Psychotic Reaction (EP) Disc'Az France 1966 Sell This Version
Count Five Psychotic Reaction (Single) Double Shot Records Belgium 1966 Sell This Version
GX 07-357 Count Five Psicosis (7", EP) Gamma (4) GX 07-357 Mexico 1966 Sell This Version
Count Five You Must Believe Me (Single) Double Shot Records Belgium 1967 Sell This Version
115 Count Five Merry-Go-Round(7", Single) Double Shot Records 115 US 1967 Sell This Version
Count Five Revelation In Slow Motion (Single) Double Shot Records Benelux 1968 Sell This Version
#141 Count Five Mailman(7") Double Shot Records #141 US 1969 Sell This Version
SOS 002 The Vibrations / Count Five The Vibrations / Count Five - Cause Your Mine / Psychotic Reaction(7", RE) S.O.S. Sound Of Soul SOS 002 UK 1984 Sell This Version
OBG 4567 Count Five / Chuck Higgins Count Five / Chuck Higgins - Psychotic Reaction / Pachuko Hop(7", Single) Original Sound OBG 4567 US 1987 Sell This Version
104 - 45-2067 Count Five Psychotic Reaction(7", Single) DisPerú 104 - 45-2067 Peru Unknown Sell This Version
COL 3167 Count Five / The Pastel Six Count Five / The Pastel Six - Psychotic Reaction / Cinnamon Cinder(7") Collectables COL 3167 US Unknown Sell This Version


Count Five Dynamite Incidents (Comp) Outline Records Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Count Five Psychotic Reaction (Comp) Edsel Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
Count Five Psychotic Reaction: The Complete Count Five (Comp) Performance Records US 1994 Sell This Version


CS-5529 Count Five, The Bobby Fuller Four Count Five, The Bobby Fuller Four - Oldies But Goodies(Cass) Original Sound Entertainment CS-5529 US 1989 Sell This Version