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Motorpsycho – Wrenched (1992)

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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 motorhpsychothink 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.

Download it here.

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  1. I remember seeing ads for this in RIP, but never heard it.

    Metal Mark

    July 24, 2009 at 9:26 am

  2. i worked with three of the four guys in this band back at Tower Records in L.A. thanks for sharing.


    January 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

  3. Dude… did we ever connect over this?

    “Drunken weekend in 1992 at JMU.” I was going to JMU at that time, and worked at WXJM – JMU’s radio station. I was the metal guy there, going by “Cliff”. And I remember this album being something I had to rotate… 


    June 27, 2020 at 4:10 pm

  4. Hrm. Not sure if it posted my reply (claims to have, but I don’t see any indication).

    But yes – small world indeed. Doing alright here. Hope you are well too!


    June 29, 2020 at 5:02 pm

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