(often called hellbilly)
Always in the dark, the notes will sound better.
How it sounds
Like rockabilly on Halloween with a goth mood.
It’s basically a little tougher rock’n’roll, dressed as goth as if Elvis met The Sisters of Mercy.
Why listen to it
Because the dark side of rock’n’roll has its charm, like any dark side.
Because it is nothing but psychobilly with a goth outfit.
Where we meet it
America, California, where else?
When did it start
In the late ’70s.
Who are the pioneers
The Cramps were the first to use the term to describe their music.
Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords in the ’90s gave a boost to this genre.
You have to listen
Cult of the Psychic Fetus, The Phantom Cowboys, Zombie Ghost Train, Devilish Presley, Ghoultown.
Also in collections such as: “Death Surf”, “Voodooabilly” and “Death Mod”, and in those of Skully Records of the ‘90s
Days of glory
Let’s get a little serious. Ok, somewhere in the ‘90s there was an upsurge of the genre.
Clothes do not make the pope. Simply adopting the clothing habits of one subculture by combining it with the music of another, is not …
Enough to create a musical movement.
What is it confused with
With psychobilly and Rockabilly
How do you describe it to an irrelevant person
Imagine what B ‘Movie western horror music would be like. But still, Elvis resurrected like a zombie playing in a goth band.