Melbourne psychedelic rock band score a hit with a song six years its junior.
Well established Melbourne New Wave psychedelic rock band Pseudo Echo broke out into the limelight in 1983 with their hit Listening, which helped establish a fan base. While other songs were released with moderate fanfare, it wasn’t until 1986 when they covered a disco track from U.S. group Lipps Inc.
Funky Town was a disco track that was successful for Lipps Inc. in 1980, reaching Number 1 in the Australian music charts. When Pseudo Echo got their hands on it, they worked their magic with their synths, electric drums and rock guitars to morph it into a heavy rock pop track. This version of Funky Town also reached Number 1 in the Australian music charts, and gave Pseudo Echo their one and only top track.
Unfortunately, songs released post-Funky didn’t reach as high, but it is now considered their most recognised song.
Give yourself a treat and listen to the 12″ Extended Mix. It’ll tickle your synths.
Pseudo Echo: Official site.