“Psychotic Reaction” by Count Five
I just read Lester Bangs’ essay “Psychotic Reactions and Curburetor Dung: A Tale of These Times,” and this seemed appropriate.
Plenty of those early ’60s Garage & Psychedelic bands were amateurish, unoriginal, sloppy, crude, and “aggressively mediocre”—but bracing and vital in ways that more refined, critically vaunted artists just can’t imitate.
Listening to Rock & Roll should be like getting ripped to the tits on cheap beer. Sure, there are more sophisticated ways to spend your time, but few that are more fun.