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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. (116 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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146 42
Guana Batz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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151 46
Batmobile is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Batmobile Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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157 51
Demented Are Go! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Demented Are Go! Psychobilly, Shock rock, Punk rock

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155 73
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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126 67
The Reverend Horton Heat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Reverend Horton Heat Psychobilly, Rock music, Rockabilly

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69 26
King Kurt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Jimmy Andersson added King Kurt

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128 93
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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87 56
Mad Sin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Mad Sin Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock

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104 74
Nekromantix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Nekromantix Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punkabilly

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60 35
Frantic Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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47 29
Hotrod Frankie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Jimmy Andersson added Hotrod Frankie

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73 57
The Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Creepshow Horror punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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65 55
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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79 75
HorrorPops is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
HorrorPops Pop punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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46 42
The Go-Katz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

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73 75
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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37 35
Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
nackart added Frenzy

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52 56
Klingonz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Klingonz Psychobilly

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38 41
The Fireballs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Fireballs Pub rock, Psychobilly, Rock music

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43 48
Pitbullfarm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Jimmy Andersson added Pitbullfarm

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30 35
Salon Betty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Salon Betty New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

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9 7
Dick Dynamite and the Doppelga... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Byron T Firefly added Dick Dynamite and the Doppelgangers Psychobilly, Horror Billy, 

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40 53
Lux Interior is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Lux Interior Horror punk, Punk blues, Psychobilly

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37 51
Hasil Adkins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Hasil Adkins Psychobilly, Rock n' Roll, Rock music

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27 38
Hellbillys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Hellbillys Psychobilly, Heavy metal

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Byron T Firefly added Death Valley Surfers Punkabilly, Rock'n'Roll - Crazy Rock'n'Roll

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30 43
Deadbolt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Deadbolt Psychobilly, Rock music, Alternative rock

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22 32
P.O.X. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
P.O.X. Psychobilly

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The Sea Monks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
galgazar added The Sea Monks

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19 28
Elvis Hitler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Elvis Hitler Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Gothabilly

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The Koffin Kats is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Ed Spock added The Koffin Kats

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The Brains is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
HeliasSyronaeris added The Brains

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21 33
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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11 18
Mojo Nixon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Mojo Nixon Psychobilly, Cowpunk

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17 28
Tav Falco's Panther Burns is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Tav Falco's Panther Burns Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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30 49
The Living End is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Living End Pop punk, Ska punk, Psychobilly

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12 21
Ghoultown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Ghoultown Punk rock

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19 32
The Termites is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Termites Psychobilly

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8 16
Joe Buck is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Joe Buck Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Alternative country

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7 16
Dave Vanian and the Phantom Ch... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords Gothic rock, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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The Phenomenauts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Phenomenauts New Wave, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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4 12
The Ripmen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
The Ripmen Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock

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21 40
Kim Nekroman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Kim Nekroman Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock

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13 27
Volbeat is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Volbeat Horror punk, Nu metal, Psychobilly

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9 21
Patricia Day is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Patricia Day Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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10 23
Devil's Brigade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Devil's Brigade Psychobilly, Punk rock

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7 19
Red Elvises is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Red Elvises Lounge music, Ska, Rock music

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4 14
Andy DeMize is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Andy DeMize Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock