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Mixing elements of rock, punk and rockabilly, psychobilly bands are known not so much for the frantic pace of its music, but instead for its vibrant lyrics that have references to science fiction, horror, violence and sexuality. The best psychobilly bands are able to seamlessly mix three chord punk with a splash of - believe it or not - thrash metal, hence why the genre has the name of psychobilly. Bands started rising to prominence in the 1980s in the UK before catching on in Europe and Australia before becoming internationally recognized.

So, what are the best psychobilly bands? Any list of psychobilly groups has to include the likes of the Stray Cats, Devil's Brigade, The Meteors, The Creepshow and the Reverend Horton Heat. These bands are known as some of the best psychobilly bands and with good reason. Their songs are memorable, their live shows energetic and cheeky lyrics is what makes these groups appeal to fans. 

That said, this list should help guide you to what psychobilly are considered among the best. As a point of reference, this list of psychobilly bands provides the foundation of your psychobilly knowledge. This list answers the questions "who are the best psychobilly bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest psychobilly musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular psychobilly bands that you might've heard of. (114 items)

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The Meteors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Meteors Horror punk, Psychobilly, Punk rock

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Demented Are Go! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Demented Are Go! Psychobilly, Shock rock, Punk rock

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Guana Batz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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Batmobile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Batmobile Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Cramps Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

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King Kurt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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The Reverend Horton Heat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Reverend Horton Heat Psychobilly, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Tiger Army is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Tiger Army Horror punk, New Wave, Psychobilly

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Nekromantix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Nekromantix Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punkabilly

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Frantic Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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Mad Sin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Mad Sin Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock

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Hotrod Frankie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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The Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Creepshow Horror punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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Hank Williams III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Hank Williams III Outlaw country, Americana, Psychobilly

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HorrorPops is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
HorrorPops Pop punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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The Go-Katz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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Stray Cats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Stray Cats New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

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Pitbullfarm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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The Fireballs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Fireballs Pub rock, Psychobilly, Rock music

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Klingonz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Klingonz Psychobilly

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Salon Betty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Salon Betty New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

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Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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Lux Interior is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Lux Interior Horror punk, Punk blues, Psychobilly

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Dick Dynamite and the Doppelga... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Dick Dynamite and the Doppelgangers Psychobilly, Horror Billy, 

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Death Valley Surfers Punkabilly, Rock'n'Roll - Crazy Rock'n'Roll

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The Sea Monks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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Tav Falco's Panther Burns is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Tav Falco's Panther Burns Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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Hasil Adkins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Hasil Adkins Psychobilly, Rock n' Roll, Rock music

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Deadbolt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Deadbolt Psychobilly, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Hellbillys is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Hellbillys Psychobilly, Heavy metal

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The Living End is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Living End Pop punk, Ska punk, Psychobilly

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Kim Nekroman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Kim Nekroman Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock

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Komety is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Komety Psychobilly, Rock music, Rockabilly

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The Chop Tops is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Chop Tops Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Rock and roll

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James McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
James McDonnell Psychobilly, Rock music, Rockabilly

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The Limit Club is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Limit Club Gothic rock, Psychobilly, Rock music

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Dave Vanian and the Phantom Ch... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords Gothic rock, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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Joe Buck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Joe Buck Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Alternative country

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The Termites is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Termites Psychobilly

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P.O.X. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
P.O.X. Psychobilly

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Volbeat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Volbeat Horror punk, Nu metal, Psychobilly

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Mojo Nixon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Mojo Nixon Psychobilly, Cowpunk

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Ghoultown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Ghoultown Punk rock

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The Phenomenauts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Phenomenauts New Wave, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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Elvis Hitler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Elvis Hitler Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Gothabilly

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Hank III and Assjack is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Hank III and Assjack Psychobilly, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Patricia Day is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Patricia Day Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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The Young Werewolves is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Young Werewolves Horror punk, Psychobilly, Rock music

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Les Wampas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Les Wampas Pop punk, Psychobilly, Yé-yé