Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll band, The Psyatics, tell quite a grungy tale over their high energy release, ‘Famous Monsters’. Keeping a goofy smirk on your face over the album’s opener, “Famous Monsters”, the rough and tough gang strumming up strong guitar-driven tracks set off a loose cannon that eases into the album’s second track, “The Last Time I Saw Julia”, that loosely and comically speaks of the death of the mysterious goddess who demands more than one can offer.
Closing off the second track with the cunning lyric, “I never did believe that bitch”, The Psyatics pick up the pace over “Lay Low”, that speaks of the guys wanting to hitch town and take it easy while leaving listeners envisioning the rockers influencing concertgoers at a live stage kicking up their feet and dancing to the fun and super upbeat vibe. Kicking the charm up a notch over the album’s sixth track, “Burnt Offerings”, the paranoid and harshly spoken rant of a mixture of love and lust is catchy for its freedom and voluntary compulsion laced with wit that is comical and thrilling.
‘Famous Monsters’ eleventh track, ‘Voices in My Head’, serves as a modern-day 80’s punk/garage classic that is loud and distorted but tosses in the sounds of a variety of instruments that complement the outrageous touch of insanity that is welcoming with open arms. The album closes with a blustering Velvet Underground cover track for “I Can’t Stand It” originally off of Velvet Underground’s 1985 outtakes compilation, ‘VU’, that is saturated with hilarious lyrics about getting hit with a mop and not being able to stand not having his other half around.