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Psi Com was an American Gothic rock/New Wave band of the mid-1980s. Prominent in the underground Los Angeles music scene, the group is noted for being the first band of the acclaimed vocalist Perry Farrell who went on to achieve greater fame in the band Jane’s Addiction as well as the band Porno For Pyros and Satellite Party. He also founded Lollapalooza, the well known alternative music festival.

The band consisted of Perry Farrell (lead vocalist) , Aaron Sherer (drums and percussion), Vince Duran (lead guitarist), and Kelly Wheeler (bass).


The first incarnation of Psi Com was initiated in 1982 when a man named Rich Robinson, his wife Mariska Leyssius, a man named Terry, and Vince Duran formed what is now known as Psi Com. Being without a drummer, they placed a classified ad in the free weekly L.A. newspaper The Recycler. Farrell responded to the ad, not with the intention of becoming the group’s drummer but instead as the singer. Rich agreed to let Farrell into the band as the vocalist in early 1983. The ad for a drummer was left in The Recycler however, because the band was still practicing with the aid of a drum machine. Terry soon left the band.

Sherer called Farrell in response to the ad for a drummer. When Sherer finally joined Duran and Farrell, Psi Com played their first big show, opening for The Cult at L.A.’s -Music Machine Club in the latter part of 1984 as well as some inspired gigs: Rooftop of OkiDog with Minutemen.

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  • certain_harbors

    This EP may have become my favorite record of all time...absolutely sublime

    14 Mar 2014 Reply
  • GrungeIndiani

    Fuck this is good...

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • jimkalwara

    psi com IS the stuff!

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Hirapur

    'Xiola' is just incredible.

    1 Jun 2010 Reply
  • thisisobvious

    Is that really Perry singing in that Peter Murphy voice? Wow, consider my mind blown.

    25 Sep 2009 Reply
  • brutalbrian

    I am amazed this is Perry Ferrell. It sounds so different from what he has done since. Impressive.

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • TeenageCreep

    one of the best goth rock acts from US!

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • fox_hunter

    them, ........ amazing

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • PSU_strummer

    xxxXxxiiiii-Ol-ahhhh (the first dripping of a mighty river of voice, often winding wildly, reckoned by some too difficult a traversal, but what natural beauty in its deceptively calm retreat, then without warning again to twist, and this would flow from him so sweetly at times do we not wax lachrymose, and continuing to this day, it would do us well to bathe in such a fountain of youth!)

    12 Aug 2008 Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    Perry= :D

    27 Jun 2008 Reply

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