PSYCHOTIC TURNBUCKLES Pharoahs Of The Far Out 1989 Rattlesnake 320 kbps
Lunar chik* / I want luv* / I like hip babe* / They know I think they are too square for me* / She put a spell on me* / The good times (Outweigh the bad times)* / Teenage crush affair* /Do ya dig me ?* / Eye surf alone */ Rebel woman* / She's got the best on the beach*/ High energy* / The crusher / Psychotic situation / The creeps / Energy / Sweet daddy / Albuquerque / Colours / Leaving / Groove to the eye / Cool it / Hey Erik .
Produced by Johnny Kannis
Psychotic Turnbuckles : The Grand Wizard: guitar / Jesse The Intruder : lead vocals / Gorgeous Karl Domah : drums / The Unknown : bass .
Drumming on this recording* by Mr Ultimate !
The Rock'n'Roll wrestling connection has never been fully realised until the Psychotic Turnbuckles arrived upon the scene. Magazines such a Sydney's "Foreign Object" and Canada's "What Wave" call the Turnbuckles the ultimate, and only true exponents of such a merger.
The Psychotic Turnbuckles story begins back in 1984 when JESSIE THE INTRUDER, THE GRAND WIZARD, THE CREEP, EL SICODELICO and THE SPOILER, were not only a universally feared five man tag team but almost embarrassingly consistent winners of the legendary marathon surfing competitions in their home town of Pismo Beach, California.
During a surfing tournament, whilst imbibing champagne in the company of a feat of pretty girls, there came from the beach's newly erected sound system, the sound of local radio station 4-W.I.M.P.
Immediately following this infliction of the painful sound of the Boy George, Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls and a Jimmy Barnes, JESSIE THE INTRUDER proceeded to destroy every speaker on the beach. He arrogantly declaimed "WE HAVE BEATEN EVERY TAG TEAM THERE IS! THERE IS NO REASON WHY I, JESSIE THE INTRUDER, AND MY TAG TEAM PARTNERS, MUST LISTEN TO THIS GARBAGE! WE ARE UNDEFEATED IN WRESTLING! WE ARE UNDEFEATED IN SURFING! NEXT WE WILL CONQUER ROCK'N'ROLL, AND DESTROY AND DISPOSE OF ALL DULL CITY BANDS! THIS WILL BE SWIFT AND SURE!"
After only five performances in the U.S., a show at the Pismo Beach Clam Shell Club saw the band barred forever from playing in the U.S. for exhibitions of cruelty and the unscrupulous rule breaking tactics they employed upon opponents.
A relocation to Sydney, Australia, followed this spineless attempt to forestall their conquest of all things cool, where they continued their demolition of all opponents that stood in their path in their quest for ROCK'N'ROLL WRESTLING SUPREMECY .
The band went on to record their debut single "The Creeps/Energy" on V.I.N.Y.L. Records which went straight to No.2 on the indie charts. They did a follow-up single "Psychotic Situation/Crusher" which reached No.1.
At the end of 1985, they left V.I.N.Y.L. Records and linked up with Rattlesnake Records. They released their debut album "Destroy Dull City" in 1986 which received rave reviews and reached No.1 on the indie charts. In 1987, they released their second album "Beyond The Flipout" which debuted at No.2 on the indie charts and was voted "Best Independent Album" in a JUKE magazine readers' poll.
That same year, EL SICODELICO and THE CREEP left to pursue careers in the cutthroat world of pizza delivery, where even today, they are undisputed masters of the field. They were replaced by KID SUNSHINE and THE UNKNOWN.They contributed "1969" to Au-go-go's Stooges tribute album "Hard to beat" then the band went on to record the single "Good Times (Outweigh the Bad Times)/Sudan Butcher" which went to No.2 on the indie charts.
At the end of 1988, KID SUNSHINE and THE SPOILER left the band, and formed a duo called the BOBBSY TWINS. THE SPOILER was replaced by GEORGEOUS KARL DOMAH, but KID SUNSHINE's spot was not replaced, leaving the band as a four piece. This new line-up recorded the album "Pharoahs of the far out" and the 12 inch EP : "Lunar chik / Strychnine / Wiseguy / Hot generation"for the Survival label in 1989 . For the next five years the band remained stable !
The Turnbuckles signed to the Shock label and issued a run of records that included the singles : "Rock'n'roll terrorist / Hero mountain" (april 91) ; "American ruse / Iwant love / You really got me ( limited ed 250 white label pressing - october 91) ; "She's afraid to love me / Slow death / High energy" (december 92) and the album "Figure your brain trance " (october 93) .The last two records were issued on Shock's hard rock subsidiary label Shagpile ! "She's afraid to love me " also came out as a seven-track cd-EP with different songs .
In august 1993 , Sympathy For The Records Industry issued the single "Crazy time ahead / Eye surf alone " . At the end of 1994 , Chuck The Rock replaced The Unknown for a final national tour after which the band called it a day .
On 14 june 1997 Jesse The Intruder , The Grand Wizard , The Unknown , Chuck The Rock & Domah appeared for a one-off re-formation gig ! They pressed up a limited edition gig giveaway vinyl EP "Louder than distortion" for the occasion .
A terrible cover made by the Mad MAX !!!