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The Count Five Discography

The Count Five were a San Jose group who had a top ten hit in 1966 with single Psychotic Reaction, a song that subsequently became a garage band standard and ensured that the group will be remembered in rock music history. The group were formed, originally as the Squires, in the early 1960's by two high school students John Michalski and Roy Chaney. After a few personnel changes the group comprised the two founders plus Sean Byrne, Butch Atkinson and Kenn Ellner, and this line-up adopted the Count Five name in 1964. The group were eventually signed to Double Shot records and released the Psychotic Reaction single in 1966. One album was released to follow up the success of the single and a number of other singles were released over the next couple of years but with no further success. The group split up in 1969 but have reunited briefly on occasions over the years.

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The Count Five singles

no info Psychotic Reaction / They're Gonna Get You, The Count Five, 1966, Double Shot 104
no info Peace Of Mind / The Morning After, The Count Five, 1966, Double Shot 106
no info You Must Believe Me / Teeny Booper Teeny Booper, The Count Five, 1967, Double Shot 110
no info Merry-Go-Round / Contrast, The Count Five, 1967, Double Shot 115
no info Declaration Of Independence / Revelation In Slow Motion, The Count Five, 1968, Double Shot 125
no info Mailman / Pretty Big Mouth, The Count Five, 1969, Double Shot 141

The Count Five albums

info Psychotic Reaction, The Count Five, 1966

The Count Five compilations and extended reissues

info Psychotic Reaction, The Count Five, 1987 (Edsel)
info Psychotic Reaction: The Complete Count Five, The Count Five, 1994
info Psychotic Reaction: The Very Best of Count Five, The Count Five, 1999
info Psychotic Reaction, The Count Five, 2002 (Akarma)
info Psychotic Reaction: The Ultimate Count Five, The Count Five, 2003

The Count Five reunion releases

info Psychotic Reunion Live!, The Count Five, 1993

Various artists compilations that include The Count Five tracks

info KFRC: 21 Golden Rocks, Volume 1, Various Artists, 1967
info 95/KIMN Classics, Various Artists, 1967
info Nuggets (original double LP), Various Artists, 1972
info Cruisin' 1966, Various Artists, 197?
info Flower Power: Psychedelic Rock Classics, Various Artists, 1981
info The Sound Of The Sixties, Various Artists, 1983
info Nuggets, Vol. 1: The Hits, Various Artists, 1984
info Sounds Of The Sixties San Francisco Part 1, Various Artists, 1985
info Nuggets: A Classic Collection From the Psychedelic Sixties, Various Artists, 1986
info Highs Of The Sixties, Various Artists, 1986
info Back to the 60's: Rock 'n Roll, Various Artists, 1987
info Classic Rock, 1966, Various Artists, 1987
info Battle Of The Bands, Various Artists, 1988
info Golden Oldies, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 1989
info Cruisin' Years, Various Artists, 1990
info History of Rock, Vol. 6, Various Artists, 1990
info Great Jukebox Hits of the 60's, Vol. 3 : On the Road Again, Various Artists, 1992
info Spring Break, Various Artists, 1992
info Electric Sixties, Various Artists, 1993
info Psychedelic Mind Trip, Various Artists, 1993
info Guitar Rock: 1966-1967, Various Artists, 1994
info Garage Band Rock, Various Artists, 1995
info Hard To Find Hits Of Rock & Roll, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1995
info Party On, Various Artists, 1995
info Microdelia, Various Artists, 1995
info Easyriders, Vol. 2, Various Artists,1997
info Power Chords, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1997
info Rock n' Roll Reunion: Class of 66, Various Artists, 1997
info Only Dance: 1965 - 1969, Various Artists, 1997
info Rockin' Jukebox 1966, Various Artists, 1997
info Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968, Various Artists, 1998
info Excerpts From Nuggets, Various Artists, 1998
info Feel The Buzz - Spacin', Various Artists, 1998
info Killer Classic Rock, Various Artists, 1998
info The Legendary Wolfman Jack: Howlin' On The Air, Wolfman Jack / Various Artists, 1998
info 12 Hits Of The 60s, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1999
info Rockin' 60s, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1999
info Chartbusters USA, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1999
info Psychedelic Years, Various Artists, 199?
info Psychedelic Frequencies, Various Artists, 199?
info Sixties Archive Vol. 1 - The Sound Of The Sixties, Various Artists, 199?
info Nuggets From Nuggets, Various Artists, 2000
info Millennium Rock Hits, Various Artists, 2000
info Autofocus Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2002
info Absolutely The Best Of The 60s, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2002
info Sex: Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die, Various Artists, 2003
info Psychedelic Sixties French EP Collection, Various Artists, 2003
info History of Rock, Vols 1 to 10, Various Artists, 2003
info Hal Lifson's 1966, Various Artists, 2003
info Garage Rock Classics, Various Artists, 2004
info I Love Rock & Roll, Vol. 6, Various Artists, 2004
info Dick Clark's All Time Hits, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 2004
info Uptight Tonight: Ultimate 60's Garage Collection, Various Artists, 2005
info Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970, Various Artists, 2007
info Rare Trax 50: Fuzz Tones, Various Artists, 2007

Last updated Sept 2007