The Meteors

UK psychobilly band. Formed 1980
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The Meteors Biography (Wikipedia)

The Meteors are an English psychobilly band formed in 1980. Originally from London, England, they are often credited with giving the psychobilly subgenre—which fuses punk rock with rockabilly—its distinctive sound and style. Though the origins of psychobilly are debated, The Meteors are the first band to self-identify as psychobilly, and are often credited with the distinction of being the only "pure" psychobilly band among fans of the subgenre.

Fans of the band (known as the World Wide Wrecking Crew) are known to use the slogan "Only The Meteors are Pure Psychobilly", (often shortened to "OTMAPP")

About.com calls the Meteors "the first true psychobilly band," noting their blend of the "themes of horror, punk and rockabilly". They were the first band to use the term 'Psychobilly' as a description of their music. Formed in South London in 1980, they are considered the first verifiable psychobilly band. Their albums In Heaven (1981) and Wreckin' Crew (1983) are considered landmarks of the early years of the genre. "Starting in the neo-rockabilly scene, the Meteors were initially shunned for being too different. Excuses for exclusion from rockabilly concerts varied from the band having too extreme of a sound to their drummer having green hair." The Meteors blended elements of punk rock, rockabilly, and horror film themes in their music. The Meteors articulated psychobilly's apolitical stance, a reaction to the right- and left-wing political attitudes which divided other British youth cultures. Fans of the Meteors, known as "the Crazies", are often attributed with inventing the style of slam dancing known as "wrecking", which became synonymous with the psychobilly.

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Long Blonde Hair (John Peel Session, 16 Jun 1981)
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Long Blonde Hair (John Peel Session, 16 Jun 1981)
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Lonesome Train (John Peel Session, 16 Jun 1981)
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Lonesome Train (John Peel Session, 16 Jun 1981)
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You Crack Me Up (John Peel Session 16 Jun 1981)
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You Crack Me Up (John Peel Session 16 Jun 1981)
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Ain't Gonna Bring Me Down (John Peel Session, 16 Jun 1981)
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Ain't Gonna Bring Me Down (John Peel Session, 16 Jun 1981)
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Torture (Radio 1 Session, 20 Oct 1985)
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Torture (Radio 1 Session, 20 Oct 1985)
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Lonesome Train (Radio 1 Session, 16 Jun 1981)
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Lonesome Train (Radio 1 Session, 16 Jun 1981)
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Teenagers From Outer Space (Kid Jensen session 29th Oct 1981)
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Teenagers From Outer Space (Kid Jensen session 29th Oct 1981)
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I Ain't Ready (Kid Jensen session 29th Oct 1981)
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I Ain't Ready (Kid Jensen session 29th Oct 1981)
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Graveyard Stomp (Kid Jensen session 29th Oct 1981)
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Graveyard Stomp (Kid Jensen session 29th Oct 1981)
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Blue Sunshine (Kid Jensen 29th Oct 1981)
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Blue Sunshine (Kid Jensen 29th Oct 1981)
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Ain't Gonna Bring Me Down (Radio 1 Session, 16 Jun 1981)
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Ain't Gonna Bring Me Down (Radio 1 Session, 16 Jun 1981)
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Straight Down To Hell
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Straight Down To Hell
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In the Cards
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In the Cards
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Earwig In My Brain
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Earwig In My Brain
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Surf City (John Peel session 27.06.1984)
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Surf City (John Peel session 27.06.1984)
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Stampede (John Peel session 27.06.1984)
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Stampede (John Peel session 27.06.1984)
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Deep Dark Jungle (John Peel session 27.06.1984)
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Deep Dark Jungle (John Peel session 27.06.1984)
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I'm Just a Dog (John Peel sessio 27.06.1984)
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I'm Just a Dog (John Peel sessio 27.06.1984)
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Don't Touch the Bang Bang Fruit
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Don't Touch the Bang Bang Fruit
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Go Buddy Go
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Go Buddy Go
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She’s a Zombie Now
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She’s a Zombie Now
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Attack Of The Zorch Men
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Attack Of The Zorch Men
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My Daddy Is A Vampire
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My Daddy Is A Vampire
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Wrecking Crew
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Wrecking Crew
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Radioactive Kid
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Radioactive Kid
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Torture (John Peel session 20.1.1985)
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Torture (John Peel session 20.1.1985)
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Meat Is Meat (John Peel session 20.10.1985)
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Meat Is Meat (John Peel session  20.10.1985)
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Bertha Lou (John Peel session 20.1.1985)
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Bertha Lou (John Peel session 20.1.1985)
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Maniac (John Peel session 20.1.1985)
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Maniac  (John Peel session 20.1.1985)
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Voodoo Rhythm
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Voodoo Rhythm
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I'm not mad/ Get off My Cloud
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I'm not mad/ Get off My Cloud
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