Psychotic Reaction

This is a one hit wonder from 1960’s band The Count Five. It’s a really popular one hit wonder, though, and has been covered many times. On the surface it seems to be another “My girl done broke my heart, so I done some LSD mixed with Speed,” teen angst song, but you wanna know what I think? You can probably guess, but I’ll tell you anyway. Psychotic reaction is a euphemism for  jerking off. This cat is singing all about how he can’t get no love, no satisfaction; he’s sexually frustrated. Then he has his psychotic reaction, “And it feels like this!” When the dude goes into the blazing guitar solo, picture him playing in your mind’s eye, and tell me honestly your mental image of him doesn’t correspond with furious masturbation. You can’t, can you?

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Psychotic Reaction by The Count Five at Grooveshark.