Formed in January 1985, The Cosmic Psychos were a mean-looking but gentle-hearted trio from Melbourne who performed a unique blend of witty lyrics and full-volume, no-frills rock.
With no lead singer, each member of the trio took it in turn to perform their own songs.
Their debut EP, Down On The Farm, was released in late 1985 to rave reviews from Australian and international critics, with European music magazines vying to pin a label on “les rockers Australiens”. US college radio stations also played their songs.
In December, the band followed with a debut self-titled LP.