Pop psych

Focuses on rock bands that have named their groups after names of drugs and terms referring to mental disorders.

By Peter Doskoch, published on December 1, 1996 - last reviewed on January 23, 2015

Back in the seventies, those leather-clad punk music legends the
Ramonesrecorded such classic odes to well-being as "I Wanna Be Sedated"
and "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment." Irreverent, perhaps, but no more so
than the latest rock bands, who've gone positively mental with their
names. Consider Xanax 25 and Halcion, two groups who've appropriated the
monikers of popular antianxiety drugs. Among the other bands who are
practically certifiable:

o Psychotica

o Multiple Personalities

o Los Straight Jackets

o The Self-Haters Orchestra

Even therapists are jumping on the bandwagon. At a recent
psychology conference, entertainment was provided by an all-shrink rock
band. Their name? Group Therapy.

Edited by Peter Doskoch