Psycho Café

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Psycho Café
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 29, 1989
GenreGlam metal
ProducerHoward Benson
Bang Tango chronology
Live Injection
Psycho Café
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Psycho Café is the first full-length album from the band Bang Tango. It was released in 1989.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Joe Leste, Tigg Ketler, Mark Knight, Kyle Kyle and Kyle Stevens

  1. "Attack of Life" – 4:18
  2. "Someone like You" – 4:20
  3. "Wrap My Wings" – 4:44
  4. "Breaking up a Heart of Stone" – 4:55
  5. "Shotgun Man" – 3:20
  6. "Don't Stop Now" – 3:26
  7. "Love Injection" – 4:31
  8. "Just for You" – 4:06
  9. "Do What You're Told" – 3:21
  10. "Sweet Little Razor" – 4:20


Psycho Café peaked at number 58 on the Billboard top 200 chart in 1989.[2]

The music video for Someone Like You was a staple on early 1990s MTV.

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor named Someone Like You as a part of his Ultimate 80's Rock Mixtape list featured on Teamrock.[3]

Original Bang Tango guitarist Mark Knight along with former Bang Tango guitarist Mark Tremalgia and current Bang Tango guitarist Drew Fortier performed an acoustic version of Someone Like You specifically for YouTube in 2012.[4]


Someone Like You was featured at number 9 in LA Weekly's The 10 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the Hair Metal Era list.[5]

Psycho Café landed at number 37 for Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time list.[6]

Bang Tango came in at number 36 on VH1's Hair Metal 100 Countdown list citing Psycho Café as "taking hair metal in a direction that, in large part, led to the genre's undoing". Also stating that had the album come out a year later, it would have been more lumped in with the alternative metal at the time.[7]


Bang Tango[edit]



  1. ^ "Bang Tango - Psycho Cafe". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  2. ^ "Bang Tango Psycho Cafe Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  3. ^ "Corey Taylor's Ultimate 80s Rock Mixtape". TeamRock. 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  4. ^ "Original Bang Tango Guitarist Performs Acoustic Version Of "Someone Like You" – Sleaze Roxx". Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  5. ^ Wake, Matt (2017-11-07). "The 10 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the Hair Metal Era". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  6. ^ "50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  7. ^ "The Hair Metal 100: Ranking the '80s Greatest Glam Bands, Part 4". VH1 News. Retrieved 2018-05-22.