‘Psycho Killer’ is the latest single taken from The Medicine Dolls acclaimed 2020 debut album “Filth & Wisdom”. The single is a biting, post-punk take on the Talking Heads 1977 classic “Pyscho Killer”. A full throttle sonic assault in the most delicious, and devious fashion!
The Medicine Dolls comment on their version of “Psycho Killer”
“We’d been fiddling about with the idea of covering this tune for a while, at the same time, we kinda thought of it as one of the “Un-coverable” masterpieces. I suppose during all that “Covidy Apocalyptic Energy” we changed our minds, did a home recording of it and threw it on the record. Glad we did that. Really proud of the rendition we’ve put out.”
Check out the live music video for “Psycho Killer” below:
The original “Psycho Killer” is one of my favourite songs of all time. I’m actually liking the way that The Medicine Dolls have paid homage to this 1977 classic.
More info about The Medicine Dolls
The Medicine Dolls are a band that the world really needs right now, revelling in a glorious time in music history where political correctness and moral judgment did not exist. With untamed fury and a glammed-out fervour for excess, they are the ultimate in sonic chaos, wrapped tightly in streaked eyeliner and delicious danger.
They take their primary influence from the sound of the gritty underground 70’s (think The Velvet Underground meets The New York Dolls in the celebrated CBGB’s bathroom), with lashings of 80’s indie music, post-punk, and a crucial injection of filthy surf rock to emerge as a chemical and exuberant fusion of The Cramps, The Doors, and The 184.108.40.206’s, with more than a healthy nod to The Birthday Party in all their infamous glory.
In the five years that they have been visiting the planet, the trio have released five EP’s on their own steam and barely survived several extensive national tours, as well as featuring on numerous underground compilations and global publications.
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