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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208 65
The Meteors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Horror punk, Psychobilly, Punk rock

2
178 55
Batmobile is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly

3
168 51
Guana Batz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

4
189 63
Demented Are Go! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Shock rock, Punk rock

5
192 76
The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

6
158 73
The Reverend Horton Heat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rock music, Rockabilly

7
76 30
King Kurt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Jimmy Andersson added

8
107 62
Mad Sin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punk rock

9
131 82
Nekromantix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Punkabilly

10
77 38
Frantic Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

11
17 1
The Koffin Kats is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Ed Spock added

12
147 105
Tiger Army is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Horror punk, New Wave, Psychobilly

13
92 71
The Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Horror punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

14
105 88
HorrorPops is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Pop punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

15
78 63
Hank Williams III is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Outlaw country, Americana, Psychobilly

16
51 37
Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
nackart added

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50 37
Hotrod Frankie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Jimmy Andersson added

18
87 83
Stray Cats is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

19
64 60
Klingonz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly

20
61 58
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carlie-martin added

21
49 46
The Go-Katz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands

22
52 53
Lux Interior is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Horror punk, Punk blues, Psychobilly

23
11 3
The Brains is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
HeliasSyronaeris added

24
40 44
The Fireballs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Pub rock, Psychobilly, Rock music

25
39 44
Deadbolt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Psychobilly Bands
Psychobilly, Rock music, Alternative rock