The Rock'n'Roll wrestling connection has never been fully realised until the Psychotic Turnbuckles arrived upon the scene. Magazines such a Sydney's "Foreign Object" and Canada's "What Wave" call the Turnbuckles the ultimate, and only true exponents of such a merger.
The Psychotic Turnbuckles story begins back in 1984 when JESSIE THE INTRUDER, THE GRAND WIZARD, THE CREEP, EL SICODELICO and THE SPOILER, were not only a universally feared five man tag team but almost embarrassingly consistent winners of the legendary marathon surfing competitions in their home town of Pismo Beach, California.
During a surfing tournament, whilst imbibing champagne in the company of a feat of pretty girls, there came from the beach's newly erected sound system, the sound of local radio station 4-W.I.M.P.
Immediately following this infliction of the painful sound of the Boy George, Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls and a Jimmy Barnes, JESSIE THE INTRUDER proceeded to destroy every speaker on the beach. He arrogantly declaimed "WE HAVE BEATEN EVERY TAG TEAM THERE IS! THERE IS NO REASON WHY I, JESSIE THE INTRUDER, AND MY TAG TEAM PARTNERS, MUST LISTEN TO THIS GARBAGE! WE ARE UNDEFEATED IN WRESTLING! WE ARE UNDEFEATED IN SURFING! NEXT WE WILL CONQUER ROCK'N'ROLL, AND DESTROY AND DISPOSE OF ALL DULL CITY BANDS! THIS WILL BE SWIFT AND SURE!"
After only five performances in the U.S., a show at the Pismo Beach Clam Shell Club saw the band barred forever from playing in the U.S. for exhibitions of cruelty and the unscrupulous rule breaking tactics they employed upon opponents.
A relocation to Sydney, Australia, followed this spineless attempt to forestall their conquest of all things cool, where they continued their demolition of all opponents that stood in their path in their quest for ROCK'N'ROLL WRESTLING SUPREMECY.
The band went on to record their debut single "The Creeps/Energy" on V.I.N.Y.L. Records which went straight to No.2 on the indie charts. They did a follow-up single "Psychotic Situation/Crusher" which reached No.1.
At the end of 1985, they left V.I.N.Y.L. Records and linked up with Rattlesnake Records. They released their debut album "Destroy Dull City" in 1986 which received rave reviews and reached No.1 on the indie charts. In 1987, they released their second album "Beyond The Flipout" which debuted at No.2 on the indie charts and was voted "Best Independent Album" in a JUKE magazine readers' poll.
That same year, EL SICODELICO and THE CREEP left to pursue careers in the cutthroat world of pizza delivery, where even today, they are undisputed masters of the field. They were replaced by KID SUNSHINE and THE UNKNOWN. The band went on to record the single "Good Times outweigh Bad Times/Sudan Butcher" which went to No.2 on the indie charts.
At the end of 1988, KID SUNSHINE and THE SPOILER left the band, and formed a duo called the BOBBSY TWINS. THE SPOILER was replaced by GEORGEOUS KARL DOMAH, but KID SUNSHINE's spot was not replaced, leaving the band as a four piece.