Dj: Phoebe Zuzu (welcome!)
Psychobilly arose out of the punk movement of the 70s and 80s when bands began revisiting the early years of rockabilly in their music.
The result is a sound driven by a pounding double bass, guitars and drums.
Band names and song lyrics are often shocking but humorous homages to B-movie themes like aliens and monsters.
The genre does not shy away from tongue in cheek treatments of taboo topics such as necrophilia, satanism and murder.
All done in a devil-may-care attitude, psychobilly is typically apolitical but wildly indulgent in shock value.
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Early Bands: Punks infusing rockabilly
- Johnny B. Goode–Guana Batz
- Psycho for your Love–The Meteors
- She’s the One–Mad Sin
- I Don’t Come from Nowhere–The Quakes
- Tiger Feet–Batmobile
- Her Name was Rock and Roll–Koffin Kats
- Be Bop a Lula–Demented are Go!
- Big Red Rocket of Love–Reverend Horton Heat
Genres within the genre: Horrorbilly
- Dead Girls Don’t Cry–Necromantix
- I Sold My Soul–Sir Psycho and his Monsters
- Graveyard Queen–Zombie Ghost Train
- Teenage Zombie Sluts–The Matadors
- Crève Sale Bâtard–Banane Metalik
Women of Psychobilly
- Angels to Some–The Silver Shine
- Do I Love You?–Hillbilly Moon Explosion
- Zombies Ate Her Brain–The Creepshow
- Too Drunk to Fuck–Bonsai Kitten
- Ode to the Devil–Mad Marge and the Stonecutters
- Turn Around–The Brains
- Drunk not Dead–The Brains
- Après Cette Nuit–The Brains
- Enjoy the Silence–The Brains
- Tainted Love–The Hormonauts
- No Particular Place to Go–Guana Batz
- People Are Strange–Lucky Devils
- Ghost Riders in the Sky–Damage Done by Worms
- Bang Bang!–Astro Zombies
- Don’t Let me be Misunderstood–The Lucky Devils
- The Passenger–The Pharoahs
- Walk the Line–Mad Dog Cole
- I’m on Fire–Guana Batz