Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Color Me Psycho - Recorded Live in Forest Lawn! The Fools! (1985)

We've seen a version of this posted elsewhere (make sure you click that link to see pics of a peroxided (?) Al Charlton and 13-year old Tom Bagley), but holding a real tape in our hands courtesy of Graham Evans is making us quiver with nerdy delight. Plus, cover art by the inimitable Mark Igglesden! And limited edition, too! This is pretty great little package.

Color Me Psycho allegedly started in 1985, which means this must have been one of their first recordings, from their rehearsal space in the basement of a H&R Block in Forest Lawn. It's pretty raw, but it confirms what we've known all along: Tom Bagley has always known what he's wanted to do - and he's done it well. You could play this right alongside the new Forbidden Dimension record, and no one would know the difference. Well, we would, but that's again because of the nerdiness.

As you can probably tell, we're very excited to have this added to the CCPS archives. Get your own copy here.

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