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


FB-169 Count Five Psychotic Reaction (Album, Comp) Double Shot Records FB-169 Brazil 1966 Sell This Version
DS 396 Count Five Psychotic Reunion Live!(CD) Performance Records DS 396 US 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

106 Count Five Peace Of Mind (Single) Double Shot Records 106 US 1966 Sell This Version
EP 1058 Count Five Psychotic Reaction (EP) Disc'Az EP 1058 France 1966 Sell This Version
SIR 20-036 Count Five Psychotic Reaction (Single) Double Shot Records SIR 20-036 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
GX 07-357 Count Five Psicosis (7", EP) Gamma GX 07-357 Mexico 1966 Sell This Version
PB 25.573 Count Five Teenie Bopper, Teenie Bopper (Single) Palette PB 25.573 Belgium 1967 Sell This Version
115 Count Five Merry-Go-Round(7", Single) Double Shot Records 115 US 1967 Sell This Version
PB 25.742 Count Five Revelation In Slow Motion (Single) Double Shot Records PB 25.742 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
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


OLSLP 4012 AN Count Five Dynamite Incidents (Comp) Outline Records OLSLP 4012 AN Germany 1983 Sell This Version
ED 225 Count Five Psychotic Reaction (Comp) Edsel Records ED 225 UK 1987 Sell This Version
PERF 398-1 Count Five Psychotic Reaction: The Complete Count Five(LP, Comp) Performance Records PERF 398-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
9694-2 The Castaways, Climax (6), Cannibal & The Headhunters, Count Five, Al Wilson, Brenton Wood, Donnie Brooks, Ketty Lester, Frankie Avalon, Jodie Sands The Castaways, Climax (6), Cannibal & The Headhunters, Count Five, Al Wilson, Brenton Wood, Donnie Brooks, Ketty Lester, Frankie Avalon, Jodie Sands - Gold For The Road Hot Rod Hits - Maximum Overdrive(CD, Comp) PPI Entertainment 9694-2 US 1997 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