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Psychobilly Genre is such a breath of fresh air!

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by matty428, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. johnny k

    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    I love dexter, i love southern culture, but i don't think i would called them psycho. I love them, especillay SCOTS. I am in love with mary.;)
    But who isn't ?
     
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    Well tiger army and horror pops and so on are kind of 2nd wave psychobilly i guess. Not to take anything from the talent, But except the cramps and Hasil, the early bands were found in euope, largely inspired by american rockabilly, but in contrast to the UK rockabilly, which might be a little to soft for their ears .I guess that is how it was born.
     
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    Cool bands, despite the name.



    Might be the first band to quote hellbilly ? or was it hank III ?
     
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    If you mean like the Cramps and stuff? oh heck yes and golly gosh,
    there's only one Poison Ivy Rorschach and that a fact.
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    I saw the Flat Duo Jets open for RHH in 1998. I had never heard of them, but I was so blown away I left with a copy of every album they were selling at the merch table. This recollection makes me feel old. (You could smoke cigarettes indoors in NYC in 1998, among other things.)


    Re: Ivy (and the Rev, I suppose) how come I haven't bought a Gretsch yet?​
     
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    Yes! that was my first thought. It's unfortunate the Cramps did not get more notoriety in their heyday. Hell, they were one of the CBGB mainstays. And Poison Ivy is about as "underrated" as they come.
     
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    ? :cool: (def NOT an example of psychobilly)
     
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    Love this tune. Its not that psycho, but neither am I. It will get stuck in your head.

     
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    Maybe not psycho billy in the strictest sense but Deadbolt might be to your liking.
     
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    I have to strongly disagree with lumping the Cramps and Flat Duo Jets in with this subgenre. The Cramps created their own world. All the hokey psychobilly bands that followed and defined the subgenre took the look but lost the vitality and the point. The Cramps, along with Flat Duo Jets, were a celebration of the weird, wild and disreputable backroads of American culture. They reveled in the freaks and the outcasts. These other grease paint and pomade bands listed here are a cloistered and codified prefab lifestyle product in the same vein as the 90s swing revival bands and the nth waves of ska. It's fine for what it is, but it is a plug-and-play genre and The Cramps and Flat Duo Jets were not that.
     
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    See? Not everybody can agree on what a genre and a sub-genre is.

    Putting a band into a container is goofy.

    Poison Ivy is the most 'non-technician' guitar player ever. Listen to her playing, and it's sparse, jagged, and sometimes not completely in the pocket. But that is a huge part of the vibe that keeps the listener a little bit uncomfortable and on edge. I didn't truly appreciate her playing until we added a few Cramps tunes to our list in the 80s, and holy damn it was extremely difficult (probably impossible) to completely nail that feel she has. I've seen them play a bunch of times and they never failed to amaze and scare me. RIP Lux. Marry me, Ivy!
     
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    The first one to quote hellbily to me/
     
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    Excellent questions. I saw them once and bought the shirt. Just the first thing I thought of when I read ‘psycho billy’.
    Cramps the best though. Dead Kennedy’s - rockabilly or more surf?
     
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    Poison Ivy is my number one guitar idol. She’s the queen of Rock n’ Roll.

    I transformed my 1995 Gretsch 6120 into a Poison Ivy signature model based on her 1958.
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    Admittedly not a fan of the music but love the hair, and damn they sure look like they’re having a good time. :D
     
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    Could you see ? it is what a meteors fan would say.
     
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    Dead kennedys first album was more on there everhything style. If you liked it; we can jam.

    If you like it, listen to reverend horton heat's first album. It is out there but recorded on 2 track/
     
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    true psycho if you ask me


     
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    I am surprised nobody talked about The Meteors yet
     
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