Motorpsycho – Wrenched (1992)
Sorry, this is not the Norwegian rockers, so carry on.
I found this in the same record store at James Madison University that drunken weekend that I visited Kelz. 1992. I think it was $1. I figured I had nothing to lose by spending a buck. Fortunately I got something enjoyable. Motorpsycho hailed from somewhere in California and some of the Cali skate rock influence is to be heard in this, especially in the vocals. I’ve listened to this album a lot over the years and it always takes me back to that fun weekend at JMU and also of good times of that following summer in my 82 Trans Am.
Now don’t get me wrong, this whole album isn’t great. There’s some goofiness on here like Fuck It Up, which really is a tribute to the skate core influence. Thunderhead…Drunktank is pretty weak as well. The final track, not really a song, is Barstool Philosophy. Not really interesting at all.
Overall this album gets a 3/5 if nothing else for carrying on the “Thrasher” spirit of SoCal. Don’t Wait, Scarred for Life Some Kinda Friend are worth the price of the album alone, even if I had paid full price for it. So if you’re into that old skate rock stuff like JFA, Los Olvidalos etc, you’ll like this, even if just a little bit.
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