Oi, Fancy Some of the Cosmic Psychos' Oz Poonk?
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 9:48 AM
(Barboza) Grungy Australian punks who've been carousing around the planet for about 30 years, Cosmic Psychos surely have their bratty/aggro shtick down by this point. Much to my surprise, The Stranger's resident garage/poonk-rock aficionado, Mike Nipper, has zero time for these dudes, and sampling from bits of their albums one can hear why. Cosmic Psychos plow a middling path in these familiar denim- and leather-clad realms of rock, showing no great grasp of melody or ability to spur you into will-to-power mode. In short, after all these years, they're not cosmic or psycho enough. (However, they occasionally do possess a nice, heavy bass tone not unlike that of fellow Aussie group feedtime. So there's that.) With Communist Eyes.