Cosmic Psychos are an Australian punk rock band which formed in 1982 as Spring Plains. Founding members included Ross Knight on guitar and vocals; Robbie Addington on guitar and vocals; and Steve Morrow on vocals. Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, described their music as "arty kind of punk noise, somewhere between The Birthday Party and a more narcotic sounding Ramones". Late in 1984 the group was renamed as Cosmic Psychos.
Amphetamine Reptile Records re-issued the EP along with the Cosmic Psychos' self-titled 1987 debut in 1991. Together, these albums form a brilliant, rough-hewn document of simple, gritty rock & roll informed by late-'70s Australian punk like the Saints, Radio Birdman, and Rose Tattoo. Without question the band's rawest work, it may also be one of the Cosmic Psychos' best, freshest, and least rehearsed.
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That same year, Cosmic Psychos recorded their debut EP, Down on the Farm, on a two-track tape machine in their practice space and released it on Australia's Mr. Spaceman Records and Europe's What Goes On label. Two years would pass before Cosmic Psychos would release their first full-length, Cosmic Psychos. Cosmic Psychos rummaged through the material and came up with what critics considered their strongest album to date, 1995's Self Totalled; the group members spent a thousand dollars on liquor to get themselves through the weeklong session.
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|2||Down On The Farm||3:18|
|3||She's A Cat||2:34|
|8||Lead Me Astray||2:07|
|10||Rain On You||2:07|
|11||Quarter To Three||5:14|
|12||Tell Me That You Love Me||2:40|
|15||Can't Come In||2:20|
|17||David Lee Roth||3:15|
|RAT 516 CD||Cosmic Psychos||Down On The Farm & Cosmic Psychos (CD, Comp, Dig)||Rattlesnake Records||RAT 516 CD||Australia||1991|
|AARGHT027CD||Cosmic Psychos||Down On The Farm & Cosmic Psychos (CD, Comp)||Aarght! Records||AARGHT027CD||Australia||Unknown|
|RAT 516||Cosmic Psychos||Down On The Farm & Cosmic Psychos (12", Album, Comp)||Rattlesnake||RAT 516||Australia||1987|
|RAT 516 CD||Cosmic Psychos||Down On The Farm & Cosmic Psychos (CD, Comp, Dig)||Rattlesnake Records||RAT 516 CD||Germany||1991|
|AMREP 011||Cosmic Psychos||Down On The Farm & Cosmic Psychos (CD, Comp)||Amphetamine Reptile Records||AMREP 011||US||1992|