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The Best Psychobilly Bands 

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Updated June 14, 2019 7.5k votes 896 voters 85.8k views 112 items

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. (112 items)
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Demented Are Go! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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The Meteors is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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The Cramps 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
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Guana Batz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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The Reverend Horton Heat... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Nekromantix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Mad Sin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Tiger Army is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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King Kurt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Frantic Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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HorrorPops 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
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Hank Williams III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Stray Cats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Klingonz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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The Koffin Kats is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Hotrod Frankie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Lux Interior is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Dick Dynamite and the Do... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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Psychobilly, Horror Billy, 

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The Go-Katz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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The Brains is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
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