Bands/Musicians The Best Psychobilly Bands  

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

2
166 52
Batmobile is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly

3
159 49
Guana Batz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

4
177 60
Demented Are Go! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Shock rock, Punk rock

5
180 75
The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

6
153 69
The Reverend Horton Heat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rock music, Rockabilly

7
71 28
King Kurt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Jimmy Andersson added

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10 0
The Koffin Kats is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Ed Spock added

9
103 59
Mad Sin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock

10
127 79
Nekromantix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punkabilly

11
71 36
Frantic Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

12
141 99
Tiger Army is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Horror punk, New Wave, Psychobilly

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86 64
The Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Horror punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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50 35
Hotrod Frankie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Jimmy Andersson added

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96 84
HorrorPops is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Pop punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

16
73 61
Hank Williams III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Outlaw country, Americana, Psychobilly

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44 36
Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
nackart added

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82 80
Stray Cats is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

19
60 57
Klingonz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly

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49 45
The Go-Katz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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57 56
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carlie-martin added

22
10 1
The Brains is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
HeliasSyronaeris added

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39 43
The Fireballs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Pub rock, Psychobilly, Rock music

24
38 43
Deadbolt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rock music, Alternative rock

25
44 51
Pitbullfarm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Jimmy Andersson added

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45 53
Lux Interior is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Horror punk, Punk blues, Psychobilly

27
43 52
Hasil Adkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rock n' Roll, Rock music

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31 36
Salon Betty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

29
10 8
Dick Dynamite and the Doppelga... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Byron T Firefly added

Psychobilly, Horror Billy, 

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31 39
Hellbillys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Heavy metal

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7 6
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Byron T Firefly added Punkabilly, Rock'n'Roll -

Crazy Rock'n'Roll

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24 33
The Chop Tops is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Rock and roll

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23 32
P.O.X. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly

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14 19
Mojo Nixon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Cowpunk

35
15 21
Ghoultown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Punk rock

36
1 1
Nashville Pussy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
stix818 added Punk blues, Boogie rock, Psychobilly

37
22 32
Elvis Hitler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Gothabilly

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3 4
The Sea Monks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
galgazar added

39
34 51
The Living End is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Pop punk, Ska punk, Psychobilly

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2 4
Mike Ness is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
stix818 added Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

41
20 32
The Termites is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly

42
17 28
Tav Falco's Panther Burns is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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9 16
Dave Vanian and the Phantom Ch... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Gothic rock, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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12 21
Patricia Day is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly

45
8 15
The Phenomenauts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
New Wave, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

46
24 40
Kim Nekroman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock

47
8 16
Joe Buck is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Alternative country

48
16 31
Volbeat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Horror punk, Nu metal, Psychobilly

49
4 12
The Ripmen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock

50
5 14
Komety is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rock music, Rockabilly