When Spooky Tooth’s Gary Wright visited Greece for vacations, he was given a demo of a strange Greek band named Psycho.
While most of the Greek underground bands were dealing with classic rock or punk rock, Psycho went on a completely different stage, mixing the operatique vocals of Dora Antoniadou with new wave soundscapes of
Stefanos Kotatis’s keyboards in a unique way.
One would compare them to Klaus Nomi’s style but that would not be fair as these two musicians were exploring new sounds for the Greek scene.
They had the luck to releas their debut album Montage Fatal in 1982 through a major label and their cover version of Talking Heads’s
“Psycho Killer” became instantly a hit in Greece.
Psycho – Psycho Killer
The Greek press quoted David Byrne’s nice comments about Psycho’s version of his song and
the duo received a cult status.
The band released one more album in 1987, titled 40 days but with little success.
Two more members we have to mention here: Andreas Balzar on the keyborads and
Marina Dimitriou on the vocals that appeared on the second album.