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Old 08-15-07, 07:56 AM
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New rockabilly?

"Well there's a crazy sound that sends my soul, it's part hillbilly part rock and roll.."

I was wondering if anyone out there has any suggestions for rockabilly groups/artists? More-so new stuff (it's easy to find the old stuff ).

A great new group, and an example of what I'm looking for, is Hillbilly Casino ( if you want to check them out). I also picked up a disc of Reverand Horton Heat's, and it's decent, but it didn't do a lot for me in the end.

Suggestions, comments?
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I've only dipped slightly into the rockabilly pool. My few CDs in the genre consist mainly of a couple by Wanda Jackson and a couple by Kim Lenz and Her Jaguars Here's her myspace. I really enjoy her voice and she captures the classic 50s sound perfectly.

The Cramps might count too from my collection, depending on how loose your definition of rockabilly is... They're more psychobilly-punk with some horror themed lyrics. A Cramps fan's myspace page.

And there's a brokeheart pro, who is Jeannette K., formerly of The Chubbies. This latest project from her has a lot of rockabilly influences, but like The Cramps isn't pure rockabilly. It's self described by her as "When rockabilly, country, punk and red lipstick meet Jeannette and her 8 track."
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early stuff from The Gossip.
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If u want to try something recent, you might want to check out Tiger Army. Their last album kinda disappoints, but the rest are pretty good IMO. Just remember that it isn't rockabilly in the strictest sense, though is kinda rare nowadays to find "retro" rockabilly bands aside from the ones you'd find at clubs without recording contracts.
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This is right up my alley, though I skew a bit more toward Psychobilly (I have a psychobilly blog @ But here are some great bands from 1980 forward:

Three Blue Teardrops
The Ricochets
The Choptops
High Noon
The Sharks
The Polecats
The Rockats

Don't know whats in your neck of the woods as far as rockabilly goes, but Detroit is the home of the Koffin Kats who are a harder edged psychobilly band. Almost too punk for me. A lot of these bands are European and English, but well worth a look.
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Thought of another good band with a tun of rockabilly influences:

Again, not pure rockabilly, but their sound is more pure in its rock roots than either The Cramps or a brokeheart pro from my previous post.

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