P is for... Psychotic Reaction
Neck on the line time. The 1966 Count Five classic Psychotic Reaction is the greatest garage rock track, like ever. From the gradual build of the intro to the freak-out guitar solos the song is perfectly formed, even if the cheeky Counts did borrow the guitar breaks from The Yardbird’s 1965 cover of Bo Diddley’s I’m A Man. We’ll let ‘em off.
Psychotic Reaction has been covered dozens of times over the years. The two best covers are by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers and The Cramps.
P is also for... Pawnshop prizes
The term pawnshop prize usually refers to an old-but-good guitar from the '50s or '60s that you pick up for a song. Maybe a beat up old Teisco or if you’re really lucky, a student model Gretsch, Danelectro or something. You just have to find one. So keep ‘em peeled. Of course, you could just buy an Eastwood or Italia instead.