the Psycho Skeletons
NEWS   "I never get any respect. No respect at all." -Rodney Dangerfield
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play hi-fi  Reveal and Conceal
play hi-fi  Confusing Development
play hi-fi  Confusing Lo-Fi
play hi-fi  Overpass
play hi-fi  I'm Immune to Rabies
play hi-fi  Uncle Stang
play hi-fi  Rich Saturated Fat
play hi-fi  Pushing My Agenda
play hi-fi  Forced Creativity
play hi-fi  Your Life is a Lie
Here are the liner notes for IDEAS MAN:
There is not one thing experimental to be found in this Ideas Man release from the Psycho Skeletons. The 22 original compositions are deliberate and premeditated. Two full years in the making, this album musically explains Central Serous Retinopathy, a disease of the retina experienced by composer/producer Basil Storey during the creation. Much of the computer work was done wearing a home-made eye patch on his left eye. The songs are ordered with increasing apparent loudness. You will find the more reserved, deeper mixes at the beginning and the brighter, louder, more compressed near the end. Ideas Man continues the trends toward strange intonations, frequent tempo changes, trippy instruments, and almost zero vocals to be heard. There's a balance between contrast and consistency. Listeners familiar with the Psycho Skeletons will notice two new versions of older tunes. Please listen on a big stereo.
Fluorescing Possessive and Passive-Aggressive Zephyrs.
As bad as they said, five days in Dubai. I'm an electric bass player, and sweet is my favourite flavour, and I'll see you a little bit later. Please try to avoid associating this band with any sort of Image or Scene. An Influential Name on the Caffiene-Brain Inebriation Steam Train. Your Glaring Smile.... Fat Mama Phenomena with a Sound brought to the State. Furthermore, Sweat Out and Face your Shame. Embrace your Obsessions! A Fashion Monster. The friction addiction position condition, filled-in but it almost killed him. The Psycho Skeletons referred to here are under the production and supervision of Basil Storey. Early music was made on analog tape using the original Psycho Skeletons lineup of Basil, Nick, Phil, Chris and Ryan. Since 2001, they have been a full-digital recording act, rarely performing live. Basil is also a Gonzo and Beyond songwriter and sometimes collaborates with assorted guitarists and his brother, who now is willing to go lower than ever before. Whether or not this music has a message is a very relevant question. The group is also known for recording digital remakes of a wide range of well-known tunes, although that has come to an end because in the legal process involved with releasing cover songs. Headquarters of the Psycho Skeletons is at Dobbs Labs in Grimsby Ontario, Canada. Slack with Abandon!!! Steps Over a Stone Forest, and between the Mountains, off into the Sunset.
Even when you are aware of what's going on, they will choose to maintain the fiction. Dishonesty. They won't just doubt you, they will actively make an effort to stop you. It's the Bully Mentality you are all too familiar with, and if you do not accept this it won't change a thing. That's the world we live in, but it's no reason to be down in the dumps.
Why this name?
Blue mushroom flesh wounds. Two-legged life. Send in the drones!
Your influences?
Minor Threat, the Hives, George Carlin, Plus-Tech Squeeze Box, Beck, Niels Bohr, Funkadelic, DEVO, the Ventures, Seinfeld, Air, Gary Larson, Stephen Hawking, Destiny's Child, Barrington Levy, Stanley Clarke, Tommy James and the Shondells, Dave Chappelle, Freddie Hubbard, No Doubt, MGMT, Tame Impala, Pharrell Williams, Soundgarden, Amon Tobin, my Mom, Syd Barrett, the Grass Roots, Primus, Steve Miller Band, Lou Reed, J. M. Basquiat, the Rudy Schwartz Project, David Firth, Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz, Dillinger, the Who, Sister Nancy, Santogold, Santigold, Karl Pilkington, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Capsule, Perfume, Neil Young, the Allman Bros, Blood Sweat and Tears, Cheech & Chong, Faith No More, Burt Bacharach, George Harrison, Frank Zappa, the Kinks, Anton Webern, Captain Beefheart, Miles Davis, Tortoise, Tim Hardin, Larry David, ATR, Hendrix, EC8OR, the Beatles, Kraftwerk, Ragga Jungle, OutKast, the Strokes, Richard Wagner, Dennis Brown, VP records, the Doors, Deerhoof, Fleetwood Mac, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Byrds, Van Gogh, Velasquez, CSNY, N.E.R.D., Pharrell, Aaliyah, Elvis Costello, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Ween, Al Bundy, Beck, Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, Alexei Sayle, El Greco, Vermeer, Salvador Dali, Maroon 5, Herbie Hancock, Dead Kennedys, Taylor Swift, Stone Temple Pilots
Favorite spot?
Bruxelles, Belgium...

.... Emperor and Emperess from Indostein; the First to give Birth unto Mankind. Stain Fabrics among The Bones and Benign Cysts, a Fractal to Eternity making Love to its Own Intensity. Stain Fabrication does not result in Counterfeits!!!!!!!! Rubbernecking, Rubber Chicken, Chicken-Necking, Rubber-Choker, Chicken-Choker.
... AND IN DOING WE ASSERT OUR VALUES. Don't play mindgames if you don't have the cheat codes. All Things in Time, Time will Reveal. Beat the Bloat, Flush the Fat. Spoiled For Choice. Worldwide Exhibition of Paranoia Phobia.

"Though love has its place in the sun,
It's only man's fear that carries him on." -Ween
Anything else...?
Music and Art Fell Apart
Ideas Man
Shenanikins 3
Retina Man
Shenanikins 2
Fender Amp
Digital Humiliation
Basil with hood
the Moon