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old school rockabilly meets punk, without all the political stuff.
by Anonymous May 17, 2003
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An eclectic genre of music- a combination of rockabilly, horror punk, punk, goth rock, blues, and bluegrass- mixed with other elements as well. Psychos can be identified by their unnatural, perverse love of old b-rated horror films and their rocking sense of style.
by Subcultural Girl September 04, 2003
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is a genre of rock music that mixes elements of punk rock, rockabilly, and other genres. It is often characterized by lyrical references to science fiction, horror and exploitation films, violence, lurid sexuality, and other topics generally considered taboo, though often presented in a comedic or tongue-in-cheek fashion. Psychobilly music is often played with an upright double bass instead of the electric bass more common in modern rock music. Psychobilly gained underground popularity in Europe beginning in the early 1980s, but remained largely unknown in the United States until the late 1990s. Since then the success of several notable psychobilly bands has led to its mainstream popularity and attracted international attention to the genre.
The Meteors, formed in South London in 1979, are considered the first verifiable psychobilly band. Their albums In Heaven (1981) and Wreckin' Crew (1983) are recognized as landmarks of the early years of the genre.13 The Meteors blended elements of punk rock, rockabilly, and horror film themes in their music. They also articulated psychobilly's apolitical stance, a reaction to the right- and left-wing political attitudes which divided British youth cultures.1 Fans of The Meteors, known as "the Crazies", are often attributed with inventing the style of slam dancing known as "wrecking", which became synonymous with the psychobilly movement.
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Psychobilly is what evolved when rockabilly (thought to have been originally invented by either Carl Perkins or Elvis Presley, being hillbilly style rock and roll) met punk. The band who coined the term was The Meteors, one member being of the punk subculture, one of the rockabilly subculture and the third being an extreme horror movie fan. They are an example of the psychobilly trio (bass, guitar, drums). Psychobilly is strictly a-political (no political references) and is characterised to use stand up bass (also called the double bass). Psychobilly kids are characterised to dress like greasers/punks, have a psychobilly quif (shaved at the back and the sides), a pompador, or a horshoe quif (where a piece in the middle is shaved making it into a horshoe shape when looked at at birdseye view) and are usually covered in tattoos. The girls commonly look like a punkified version of Betty Page or other comon 50's icons. Psychobilly has a strong link with vintage horror movies. Zombies are also closely linked with the psychobilly culture, with many of it's members desperately wanting to be zombies. A lot of pschobilly kids are said to be dirty or greasy, this, however, is often not true.
Kim Nekroman, P. Paul, Wolf, Simon, Geoff, Patricia, Nick 13

Psychobilly is all around. Come with us. People walk afriad. Maybe we'll kill someone. And eat his brain.
by dead billy October 29, 2006
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actually to add to the term Psychobilly....The term was not first mentioned by the Meteors as in the above mentioned. It was first spoken of in "One Piece at a Time" by the great Johnny Cash....a true Psychobilly/Rockabilly King!
taken from the spoken dialogue at the end of "One Piece at a Time" by Johnny Cash:

"Uh hey there Red-Rider....This is the Cotton-Mouth in the Psychobilly Cadillac, come on....huh??"
by Antonio Flores February 12, 2008
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a movement that originated in England during the 1980's. ex punks, teds, skinheads and scooterboys with flat top haircuts dyed bright colours playing very fast Rockabilly with a very English Garage Punk influence. The movement was very popular amongst scooterists and punk rockers. Nowadays it has become more associated with heavy metal and gothic influences and is popular around the world
Those psychobilly crazies have shat on my lawn again
by Tom Rowsell May 30, 2007
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A genre of music that kicks fucking ass! Ususally a mix between rockabilly and punk with death influenced lyrics.
If you dont listen to psychobilly your a fucking queef douche sucker because psychos are fucking radical!
by Cory May 16, 2004
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