Prefab Messiahs / Psychsploitation Today
Album: Psychsploitation Today   Collection:General
Artist:Prefab Messiahs   Added:Jan 2018
Label:Burger Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-01-30 Pull Date: 2018-04-03
Week Ending: Apr 8 Apr 1 Mar 25 Mar 18 Mar 11 Mar 4 Feb 25 Feb 18
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 3 5 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 31, 2022: Sound Landscapes (rebroadcast from Mar 1, 2018)
The Man Who Killed Reality
4. Mar 28, 2018: Brownian Motion
Gellow Mold
2. Apr 03, 2018: Magnetized Toner
Gellow Mold
5. Mar 23, 2018: KZSU Time Traveler
The Man Who Killed Reality
3. Mar 30, 2018: KZSU Time Traveler
The Man Who Killed Reality
6. Mar 16, 2018: KZSU Time Traveler
The Man Who Killed Reality

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2018-01-25
Massachusetts band formed in 1981 as part of the early 80’s new psych revival (see also Yard Trauma, The Fourgiven, Marshmellow Overcoat) had a brief existence before reforming 15 years later and then getting serious about joining in the New Psych (re)Discovery of recent years, releasing a few CDs since about 2011. This one is a collection of super catchy tunes, all with great beats that lumps them in with the hip shaking Wooden Shjips. Dark morose cynicism permeates songs lyrically belying the bright and cheery 60’s flavored garage rock. Like if Paul Revere and the Raiders played Black Flag or Culturcide songs. All tracks are great. Tune in, turn on, drop. Or at least microdose.

1) (3:09) poppy upbeat with infectious beat a la Wooden Shjips 2)* (2:55) urgent upbeat, pretty sure this is an ode to DJT : “the man who killed reality” 3) (3:32) bouncy fun 60’s sunny feel despite lyrics 4)* (3:22) bit of a rockin riff, swirling synth space sounds, another upbeat winner “everything you know is wrong” 5)* (4:10) slower more mindful twang guitar, a bit more chill and groovy 6) (3:08) fun and bouncy, with full on Big Muff 60’s fuzz guitar tones 7)* (2:48) real cool beat, smattering of Kinks power chords, killer, awesome lyrics about humans being “stupid little monkeys stinking up the place” 8) (3:08) rocker feeling, teenaged rock and roll angst: “dream about monster riffs” 9) (3:40) “warm sinking feeling”, upbeat despite dark lyrics 10)* (3:40) minor chords, slight twang surf spooky feel, “on your last day on earth”

Track Listing
1. Psychsploitation   6. Having A Rave Up
2. The Man Who Killed Reality   7. Outtayerhands
3. Sometimes Sunnydaze   8. Monster Riff
4. Everything U No   9. Warmsinkingfeeling
5. Gellow Mold   10. Last Day On Earth