I myself was classed as a a GREBO
in the late 70's onwards (even more so when another UK youth sub-culture The MOD'S
movement began (again) who hated Rockers
My favorite bands of the time included Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin etc.
, leather jackets
and raggy jeans
) being the uniform of the day.
I understood that the term GREBO
was a derogative name (abbreviation of- GREASE BOY
, meaning dirty),given by so called straight boring idiots with no sense of musical taste and thought processes!
This term derived from the old Rock and Roll Teddy Boy bikers (GREASERS-meaning covered in bike oil and/or Brylcreamed hairstyle
In the late 80's early 90's- UK Midlands Bands took up the GREBO
banner- bands such as- POP WILL EAT ITSELF
, GAYE BYKERS ON ACID
, THE BOMB PARTY
, BOMB EVERYTHING