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The Cosmic Psychos are a punk band from Melbourne, Australia. They started in 1982 with Ross Knight (bass,), Bill Walsh (drums,) and Peter Jones (guitar) and a nameless singer. In 1985, the shouter was dismissed and they continued as a threesome. In 1990, Robbie Watts replaced Peter Jones on the guitar. Their first release came out in '85 and it was a 5-track-EP called Down on the Farm. The title might have to do with Ross' agricultural background: He still runs a farm 2 hours north of Melbourne, which he took over from his father. The EP was initially released on "Mr. Spaceman Records" in Australia. Next came their first full album called Cosmic Psychos ('87) that consists of 12 tracks. In 1989, the album titled Go the Hack was released on Survival in Australia and on Normal in Europe. In the USofA, the Psychos' releases were on Sub Pop. To document their live qualities, the Psychos recorded Slave to the Crave at a concert in Melbourne in 1990. Then, the guitar player changed, but the music remained. In 1991, they recorded the album Blokes you can trust over in America with a producer that was fairly good, but as well fairly unknown at that time: Butch "Nevermind" Vig. Their next release Palomino Pizza was not quite a full length album and contained three own new songs and four covers, e.g. L7's "Shove". The following years saw a record label change: Amphetamine Reptile was their new home in America as well as in Europe and Shock Records in Australia.The album Self totalled was the first result of that cooperation in 1995 and 1997 sees their next longplayer called Oh what a lovely Pie.

The Psychos toured Europe in September '97 and I was able to attend their gig at the Büchsenstadl in Ulm. It was the first time I saw the Psychos live. To my opinion, the concert could have lasted a little longer, the sound could have been better, but hey, it's the Psychos. It was a great experience after all. Their support band called "The Onyas" played half an hour of that pedal-to-the-metal-punk-rock: Fast, loud, great; not more, not less.

Again September, again the Psychos on tour: On the 8th of September 1998, the Cosmic Psychos played in Munichs Atomic Café. The Onyas were announced as support like last year, but they did not show up on stage. So the Psychos were the only band to rock the café. Despite the location was well filled, I would have expected somewhat more people in a city like Munich. As far as I know, the Psychos have no new album out (have they?!?) and so they played more classic Psychos stuff from earlier days like "Back in Town" (never heard such a fast version), "Pub", "Can't come in", "David Lee Roth", "Lost Cause" and "Hooray Fuck", but also some newer songs including "Whip me", "Neighbours", "Thanks Mum for the Rabbits", "Chainsaw" and "Guns away" (which one Ross introduced by the remarkable sentence "Guns are good"). After around one hour the Psychos took their break and sadly came back for only a few songs ending the show with their very own pants down greetings. One word about the audience: Mostly standing still (except for the tiger and his mate in the front row), some not even knowing who was on stage. I think this great band and the cool location deserved a more engaged audience.

2001 was nearly over, when Dropkick and the Psychos finally managed to release the double CD album 15 years, a million beers. At the end of 2000, a vinyl double album with the same title was released that contained a little less material. The album contains a collection of best, rest and rare songs of the Psychos. See track list below.

At the end of 2005, the Psychos went to the studio to record the new album Off ya Cruet! with a new drummer Dean Muller that replaced Bill Walsh. It is the first studio album since "Oh what a lovely Pie", nearly ten years ago. The album was released in 2006 on Timberyard Records and distributed by Shock Records. The album release was accompanied by the website of the Cosmic Psychos that can be found at: http://www.cosmicpsychos.com.

On July 1st 2006, Robbie "Rocket" Watts passed away following the gig at Bendingo, Australia. My deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends. R.I.P., mate!

After the shock about the tragic loss of Robbie Watts, it was an option to drop the brand "Cosmic Psychos", but Ross was overwhlemed by the grief and support of the fans, so he decided, with full support of Robbie's kids: "There's more beer to be drunk!" John Onya (from the Onyas) was chosen as the one to play the guitar as he has already been friend of the band for quite some time. First work of the new setup is an album called Dung Australia, recorded at the Birdland Studios and released on June 9th 2007 through Timberyard Records and available via Shock Records. Having not yet access to that album, from the tracklist I see that several tracks seem to be on the Dung Who flung album from 2001. The Psychos expresstheir will to go on ny a tour in Australia in June and July and according to Knighter, they have "16 sonds already written for a new album, which will hopefully happen later this year."

In 2007, South of France, near Spain, based Pitshark records released an European version of the "Off ya Cruet" album. They also announced to release the "Dung Australia" album in 2008, with an unreleased bonus song. To be released June / July 2008.

At the end of the year 2008, the Psychos are going to play some shows in Europe (see live dates). Amongst these gigs is a record release event for the new live album "Live at dB's", which was recorded in April/May of 2006, still with Robbie.





 

Gigs and tours


27 Dec 08  Melkweg, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland                    w. Claw Boys Claw
28 Dec 08  Vera, Groningen, Holland
29 Dec 08  Private Party, Utrecht, Holland
31 Dec 08  dB's, Utrecht, Holland


15 Jun 07  Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria, AUS               w. Celibate Rifles
16 Jun 07  Peninsula Lounge, Moorooduc, Victoria, AUS           w. Celibate Rifles
22 Jun 07  Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales, AUS              w. Celibate Rifles, KillerBirds
23 Jun 07  The Zoo, Brisbane, Queensland, AUS                   w. Celibate Rifles, Six Ft Hick, Violent Soho
29 Jun 07  Amplifier Bar, Perth, Western Austr, AUS             w. Celibate Rifles, M16's                        
30 Jun 07  Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, Western Austr, AUS  w. Celibate Rifles, M16's
06 Jul 07  Fowlers, Adelaide, South Austr, AUS                  w. Celibate Rifles, KillerBirds, Back Seat Romeos 
07 Jul 07  Republic Bar, Hobart, Tasmania, AUS                  w. Celibate Rifles, Roobs



 

Discography



Albums



Down on the Farm ('85)
  • Custom Credit
  • Down on the Farm
  • She's a Cat
  • Crazy Woman
  • Gangrene Dream



Cosmic Psychos ('87)
  • Decadence
  • Going down
  • Lead me astray
  • No Complications
  • Rain on you
  • Quarter to three
  • Tell me that you love me
  • Jellyfish
  • Rambo
  • Can't come in
  • 74 Seconds
  • David Lee Roth



Go the Hack ('89)
  • Lost Cause
  • Rip'n'dig
  • She's crackin' up
  • Out of the Band
  • Alright tonite
  • Pub
  • Back in Town
  • Elle
  • Go the Hack




Slave to the Crave ('90)
Live at the Palace, Melbourne
  • Decadence
  • Rip'n'dig
  • Lead me astray
  • Quarter to three
  • Stink
  • Pub
  • Lost Cause
  • Back in Town
  • Can't come in
  • David Lee Roth
  • On the Farm




Blokes you can trust ('91)
  • Back at School
  • Dead Roo
  • I'm up you're out
  • Loser
  • Nightshift
  • Hooray Fuck
  • Do it to me
  • Never grow old
  • What
  • Elle




Down on the Farm
& Cosmic Psychos ('91)

  • Custom Credit
  • Down on the Farm
  • She's a Cat
  • Crazy Woman
  • Gangrene Dream
  • Decadence
  • Going down
  • Lead me astray
  • No Complications
  • Rain on you
  • Quarter to three
  • Tell me that you love me
  • Jellyfish
  • Rambo
  • Can't come in
  • 74 Seconds
  • David Lee Roth




Palomino Pizza ('93)
  • Rain Guage
  • Champagne Sunday
  • Shut up
  • G.O.D.
  • Sunrise
  • Most People I know (think I'm crazy)
  • Shove




Self totalled ('95)
  • Bullet
  • Shot the Cat
  • The Man who drank too much
  • Bad Day
  • Thank your Mother for the Rabbits
  • Neighbours
  • Psycho Sheila
  • Whip me
  • Almost Home
  • Come on




Oh what a lovely Pie ('97)
  • Can't keep a good Man down
  • Hammer
  • Guns away
  • Moll
  • Breathless
  • Creepin'
  • Super Vixen
  • Crow
  • Chainsaw
  • Satan's Undies




15 Years, a Million Beers ('01)
  • Custom Credit
  • Down on the Farm
  • Crazy Woman
  • Gangrene Dream
  • Lead me astray
  • Quarter to three
  • No Money
  • Decadence
  • David Lee Roth
  • Rambo
  • Can't come in
  • Jellyfish
  • Tell me that you love me
  • Lost Cause
  • Pub
  • Rip'n'Dig
  • Back in Town
  • Shove
  • Dead Roo
  • Hooray Fuck
  • I'm up you're out
  • What
  • Elle
  • Garbage Rock
  • Hard
  • Rain Gauge
  • There she goes again
  • GOD
  • The Man who drank too much
  • Thank your Mother for the Rabbits
  • Shot the Cat
  • Neighbours
  • Whip me
  • BIT (Heavy Metal Version)
  • Lost Cause (Unplugged)
  • Guns away
  • Moll
  • Breathless
  • Chainsaw




Off ya Cruet! ('06) Off ya Cruet!
  • Kill Bill
  • Drinkin with the SAS
  • Dead in a Ditch
  • Panic Song
  • Mortician
  • Last Round
  • Gibbon
  • Letter to my Liver
  • The Shed
  • Never give in




Dung Australia ('07) Dung Australia
  • If you want to get out of it
  • Bank Robber
  • 20 Pot Screamer
  • Flyblown
  • Miss me
  • Goin' to Hell
  • Follow me Home
  • Looky Like
  • Bee Sting
  • Dollar Each Way
  • Skirtlifter




Off ya Cruet! ('07) Off ya Cruet! Euro Edition
European version from Pitshark records
  • Kill Bill
  • Drinkin with the SAS
  • Dead in a Ditch
  • Panic Song
  • Mortician
  • Last Round
  • Gibbon
  • Letter to my Liver
  • The Shed
  • Never give in




Dung Australia ('08) Dung Australia Euro Edition
European version from Pitshark records
  • If you want to get out of it
  • Bank Robber
  • 20 Pot Screamer
  • Flyblown
  • Miss me
  • Goin' to Hell
  • Follow me Home
  • Looky like
  • Bee Sting
  • Dollar each Way
  • Skirtlifter
  • Anarchy in Boondall




Glorius Barsteds ('09) Glorius Barsteds
  • Nice Day to go to the Pub
  • Battlewitch
  • Hate, Drunkenness, Vandamlism, Demolition
  • Hoon
  • Enmore Backender
  • Please Sir (can I have some more)
  • Bull at a Gate
  • 3rd Strike
  • Nude Sheilas on Motorbikes drinking Beer
  • Watchbox Road (fucked in the Truck)
  • Tossing the Kaber
  • Wake up Rocket
Bonus Disc:
  • Custom Credit
  • Down on the Farm
  • Lead me astray
  • Lost Cause
  • Pub
  • Quarter to three
  • Go the Hack
  • David Lee Roth
  • Dead Roo
  • Hooray Fuck
  • Back in Town
  • I'm up, you're out
  • The Shed
  • Rain Gauge
  • Whip me (unplugged)
  • Rip & Dig (live at DB's)





Glorius Barsteds ('11) Glorius Barsteds
European version from Pitshark records, green coloured vinyl, only to be sold with Dung "Who flung" bonus CD
  • Nice Day to go to the Pub
  • Battlewitch
  • Hate, Drunkenness, Vandamlism, Demolition
  • Hoon
  • Enmore Backender
  • Please Sir (can I have some more)
  • Bull at a Gate
  • 3rd Strike
  • Nude Sheilas on Motorbikes drinking Beer
  • Watchbox Road (fucked in the Truck)
  • Tossing the Kaber
  • Wake up Rocket




I love my Tractor ('13) I love my Tractor
  • Pub
  • Nice Day to go to the Pub
  • Mortician
  • Lead me astray
  • I'm up, you're out
  • Enmore Backender
  • Dead in a Ditch
  • Quarter to three
  • If you want to get out of it
  • Go the Hack
  • Custom Credit
  • Twenty Pot Screamer
  • Back in Town
  • Lost Cause
  • Rip'n'dig
  • David Lee Roth
  • Down on the Farm
  • Hooray Fuck





Cum the raw Prawn ('15) Cum the raw Prawn
  • Better, not bitter
  • Bum for Grubs
  • Fuckwit City
  • Come and get some
  • Cotton Mouth
  • Cum the raw Prawn
  • Toothbrush
  • Pint Girl
  • Ack Ack
  • Didn't wanna love me




Loudmouth Soup ('18) Loudmouth Soup
  • 100 Cans of Beer
  • Feeling Average
  • Dogshit
  • Moon over Victoria
  • Better in the Shed
  • Mean
  • Too dumb to die
  • Rat on the Mat
  • Moonshine Shuffle
  • Last Stand





Other pure Cosmic Psychos stuff:

Back at School ('92)
  • Back at School
  • Shove
  • Quarter to three




Neighbours ('94)
  • Thanks Mum for the Rabbits
  • Back in Town (very metal)
  • Neighbours




Unplugged ('96)
  • Whip me
  • Rain Guage
  • Crazy Woman
  • Lost Cause
  • I'm up you're out




Miscellaneous

Dope Guns and Fucking up your Video Deck 2 ('92)
  • Hitting the Wall - Cows
  • Your Spaceman - Helios Creed
  • Little Debbie - Surgery
  • Smoked - Vertigo
  • Action Boy Commercial - Boss Hog
  • Goethe - Tar
  • Ordinary Man - God Bullies
  • Dead Roo - Cosmic Psychos
  • Go look in the Crisper - The Crows
  • Blacktop - Helmet




Dope Guns and Fucking
in the Streets Volume 4-7 ('92)

  • Bad Times - Lubricated Goat
  • 1977 - Thee mighty Ceasers
  • Impressionable - Helmet
  • Before I kill again - Gas Huffer
  • Short Time Left - Jonestown
  • Capital Hillbillies - The Crows
  • Pop Song - Jesus Lizard
  • Broke - Unsane
  • Red Bath - Boss Hog
  • Big black Bugs - Vertigo
  • Euthanasia - Melvins
  • Lesbian Nun - Dwarves
  • Telemarketing - Casus Belli
  • Gremlin Stomp - Hammerhead
  • Hard - Cosmic Psychos
  • Deep Scar Man - Fetish 69




Survival - From out of Nowhere ('92)
  • Shove - Cosmic Psychos
  • Modern Girl - Dubrovniks
  • Heading right back to you - Dubrovniks
  • Build it up - Nursery Crimes
  • Eleanor Rigby - Nursery Crimes
  • Fatal Fascination - Screaming Tribesmen
  • Bugging - Screamfeeder
  • End of the Day - Screamfeeder
  • Dreaming - Chevelles
  • Run & hide - Chevelles
  • Degenerate Boy - Bored!
  • Rain - Bored!
  • Shame - You am I
  • Shake Tide - You am I
  • Cheers - Front End Loader
  • Me to know - Front End Loader
  • Chrysalidz - Massappeal




The Velvet Down Underground ('93)
  • Sunday Morning - Painter & Dockers
  • I'm waiting for the Man - Bored!
  • Femme Fatale - Nursery Crimes
  • Venus in Furs - The Glory Box
  • Run run run - Autohaze
  • All tomorrow's Parties - The Spleens
  • Heroin - Ripe
  • There she goes again - Cosmic Psychos
  • I'll be your Mirror - Underground Lovers
  • The black Angel's Death Song - Clowns smiling backwards
  • European Son - Snark




Garbage Rock / You get nothing ('93)
  • Garbage Rock - Cosmic Psychos
  • You get nothing - Vertigo




Survival - From out of Nowhere 2 ('94)
  • Test - Hard-Ons
  • Sushi Bowl - Screamfeeder
  • Swing - Lung
  • My Side - Front End Loader
  • The tiredest Man awake - Hoss
  • Daddy's Footsteps - Real Cool Killers
  • Got you on my Mind - Screaming Tribesmen
  • Memories - The Chevelles
  • Song for the Walls - Roscoe's Gang
  • A Stand alone - Screaming Tribesmen
  • Lost Cause - Cosmic Psychos
  • World - Hard-Ons
  • I'm waiting for the Man - Bored
  • Probe T.V. - The Meanies
  • Exchange Rate - Peril
  • Cash in Hand - Bigger than Jesus
  • Balance - Massappeal
  • Shades of grey - Suiciety




Dope Guns and destroying your Video Deck #3 ('94)
  • Hustler - Boss Hog
  • Sugar Torch - Cows
  • Honey Bucket - Melvins
  • Unsung - Helmet
  • Rain Guage - Cosmic Psychos
  • Coat - Chokebore
  • 6 Dementia Satyr - Today is the Day
  • Last - Guzzard
  • Boys in Blue - Janitor Joe
  • Double negative - Hammerhead




Hard to beat
Twenty-one Stooges Killers ('94)

  • Your pretty Face is going to Hell - Thrust
  • Down on the Street - Exploding white Mice
  • I need somebody - Seminal Rats
  • Penetration - No Mans Land
  • Not right - Stress of Terror
  • Real cool Time - GOD
  • T.V. Eye - Asylum
  • Kill City - Johnny Kannis
  • Dirt - Magnolia Strip
  • She Creatures of the Hollywood Hills - Raw Power
  • 1970 - Hard-Ons
  • Loose - Vocal Lizard
  • I got nothing - ME 262
  • 1969 - Psychotic Turnbuckles
  • I wanna be your Dog - NRG (feat. Peter Jones and Bill Walsh)
  • Anne - Feedtime
  • No Fun - Plunderers
  • Tight Pants - The Girlies
  • Gimme Danger - Celibate Rifles
  • Open up & breed - Harem Scarem
  • Search and destroy - Hellmenn




Gearhead #8 - Split Single ('98)
  • I can't shake - Melvins
  • Some Girls - Cosmic Psychos
Thanks to Tara Cooper for the info




Dung - Who Flung ('02) Dung - Who Flung
  • 20 Pot Screamer
  • Bee Sting
  • You lookie like
  • Dump on me
  • If I'm going to Hell I'm taking you as well)
  • Follow me Home
  • 5.30 AM
  • Me Volkswagen iz kuput
  • Miss me when I am dead
  • Sort it out
  • Stick the Pig





Not Psycho enough!? Vol. 1 ('04) Not Psycho enough!? Vol. 1
  • Allright tonight - The Mormones
  • Custom Woman - Bad Preachers
  • Lost Cause - Sloggy
  • Down on the Farm - Superhelicopter Ltd.





Not Psycho enough!? Vol. 2 ('06) Not Psycho enough!? Vol. 2
  • Supervixen - Lothar
  • Can't come in - Jerry Spider Gang
  • Crazy Woman - Spank my Jones
  • Rain on you - The dry Retch





Not Psycho enough!? Vol. 3 ('07) Not Psycho enough!? Vol. 3
  • Pub - Hell Crab City
  • Back in Town - Meatbeaters
  • David Lee Roth - Interstater
  • Come on Cunt - Gazoonga Attack





 
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