I’ve been really getting into psychobilly over the last few months. Psychobilly is kind of punked up rockabilly or Western swing. There’s a huge variety in the sounds across the genre, from straight rockabilly to 50′s horror homage, but the bands all seem to be having a ton of fun. They don’t have a chance to get big and let fame and money sap the band’s spirit, since it’s such a niche genre.

To help you get started, here is a sampler of some representative psychobilly music. I included Reverend Horton Heat, Mad Sin, Tiger Army, Nekromantix, Mano Negra, Mad Marge And The Stonecutters, Horrorpops, The Goddamn Gallows, and Hillbilly Hellcats. I wrote comments on each track, hover your mouse on them to see.

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