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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
King Kurt

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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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Mad Sin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Mad Sin Psychobilly, Rockabilly Punk rock

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Hotrod Frankie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Hotrod Frankie

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The Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Creepshow Horror punk, Psychobilly Rockabilly

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Frantic Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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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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Pitbullfarm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Pitbullfarm

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The Go-Katz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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Stray Cats is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Stray Cats New Wave, Psychobilly Rock music

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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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Salon Betty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Salon Betty New Wave, Psychobilly Rock music

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Klingonz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Klingonz Psychobilly

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Lux Interior is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Lux Interior Horror punk, Punk blues Psychobilly

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Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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The Sea Monks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Sea Monks

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

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Dick Dynamite and the Doppelga... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Dick Dynamite and the Doppelgangers Psychobilly, Horror Billy, 

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Hasil Adkins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Hasil Adkins Psychobilly, Rock n' Roll Rock music

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Deadbolt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Deadbolt Psychobilly, Rock music Alternative rock

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Tav Falco's Panther Burns is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Tav Falco's Panther Burns Punk blues, Psychobilly Rockabilly

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

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The Limit Club is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Limit Club Gothic rock, Psychobilly Rock music

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Volbeat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Volbeat Horror punk, Nu metal Psychobilly

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Mojo Nixon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Mojo Nixon Psychobilly, Cowpunk

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Ghoultown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Ghoultown Punk rock

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Patricia Day is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Patricia Day Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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The Chop Tops is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Chop Tops Psychobilly, Rockabilly Rock and roll

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The Termites is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Termites Psychobilly

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P.O.X. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
P.O.X. Psychobilly

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The Young Werewolves is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Les Wampas Pop punk, Psychobilly Yé-yé

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Hank III and Assjack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Hank III and Assjack Psychobilly, Metalcore Heavy metal

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The Silver Shine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Silver Shine Psychobilly, Rock and roll Punk rock

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Elvis Hitler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Elvis Hitler Psychobilly, Rockabilly Gothabilly

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Unknown Hinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Unknown Hinson Psychobilly, Rock music Country

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Matadors is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Matadors Psychobilly, Punk rock

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Joe Buck is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Joe Buck Psychobilly, Rockabilly Alternative country