Brenton Wood – “Psychotic Reaction” (1968)

June 5, 2010 at 1:53 am (Garage Rock, Music)

Here’s a very strange one. R&B singer Brenton Wood, known for two 1967 hit singles, “The Oogum Boogum Song” and “Gimme Little Sign,” did a “remake” of this 1966 garage rock classic by The Count Five. What it basically consists of is Brenton singing over The Count Five’s original backing track with an organ overdubbed on top. The backing track is kind of buried low in the mix which gives it a strange sound.

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2 Comments

  1. franoramaworld said,

    I’m glad you dug this one up, Jay. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it on a Wood anthology a few years back. It’s the only, and enduring, reason I had to buy Volume Two of Art Laboe’s Wood collection.

    You remember, of course, how much of a to-do there was when hip-hop acts “sampled” James Brown and others in the ’80s the way a sumo wrestler would “sample” a Hometown Buffet. Wood’s version was one of the first pop tunes to “sample” another record, and by sample, I mean his producers took the drum, guitar and harmonica riffs in their entirety, looped them, and laid down Brenton and the organ over them. I’m surprised they didn’t make Brenton an honorary member of the Count Five …

    • jmucci said,

      Definitely an interesting “version” Fran….and lol @ sumo wrestler comment.

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