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Psychobilly music

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  • Variants

    • Neo-rockabilly music
    • Psycho (Music)
    • Psycho-rockabilly music
    • Punkabilly music
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    • found: Work cat.: Wilson, Alan. Deathrow : the chronicles of psychobilly : the very best of Britain's essential psycho fanzine issues 1-38, 2005:p. 14 (Psycho) p. 22 (Psycho-Rockabilly) p. 39 (termed 'Psychobilly' in Europe and 'Psycho-Rockabilly', 'Neo-Rockabilly' or even 'Punkabilly' in America)
    • found: Work cat.: Brackenridge, Craig. Hell's bent on rockin', 2007:cover (a history of psychobilly) p. 8 (Psychobilly has been consistently ignored by the mainstream music press; the Psychobilly genre) pp. 12-15 (roots in rockabilly, garage punk, glam rock) p. 23 (Psychobilly music)
    • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 2, 2015(Psychobilly is a fusion genre of rock music that mixes elements of punk rock, rockabilly, and other genres. It is one of several subgenres of rockabilly which also include thrashabilly, punkabilly, surfabilly and gothabilly; Typical instruments: Electric guitar (often hollowbody), upright bass, drums; often characterized by lyrical references to science fiction, horror and exploitation films, violence, lurid sexuality, and other topics generally considered taboo, though often presented in a comedic or tongue-in-cheek fashion; Many psychobilly bands are trios of electric guitar, upright bass and drums, with one of the instrumentalists doubling as vocalist. Psychobilly gained underground popularity in Europe beginning in the early 1980s, with the UK band The Meteors, but remained largely unknown in the United States until the late 1990s)
    • found:, Jan. 2, 2015(Psychobilly reared its ugly head during the early '80s, as the rockabilly revival was hitting its stride. Since the rockabilly revival was an underground movement, it wasn't surprising that some bands wedded rockabilly to another, bigger underground movement -- punk. Psychobilly took the basic form of rockabilly and played it with punk energy, adding in all manners of kitschy, tacky lyrical references and artwork. It never really broke into the mainstream, but acts like the Cramps and Mojo Nixon became collegiate favorites, and the spirit of psychobilly continued in alternative music for years, as the 1990s' success of the Rev. Horton Heat illustrated.)
    • found: Merriam-Webster online, Jan. 2, 2015(psychobilly: music that blends punk rock and rockabilly)
    • found: Wiktionary, Jan. 2, 2015(psychobilly: A genre of popular music, blending rockabilly with punk rock, that has grotesque or humorous lyrics which often draw heavily on the imagery of 1950s science fiction and horror films.)
  • LC Classification

    • ML3529.8
  • Change Notes

    • 2015-01-01: new
    • 2015-08-13: revised
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