was an American gothic rock
band of the early 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 bands Porno for Pyros
and Satellite Party
. The band consisted of Perry Farrell
(lead vocalist) , Aaron Sherer
(drums and percussion), Vince Duran
(lead guitarist), and Kelly Wheeler
The first incarnation of Psi Com was initiated in 1981 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.
When 1985 came, the group realized that they needed a bass player to fill out... Read More