Combining a revved-up variant on the classic rockabilly sound with a tongue-in-cheek obsession with horror movies and cartoonish violence, the Meteors were the U.K.'s leading psychobilly outfit, and often proudly declared that they were the only true exponents of the style (though history shows that the Cramps were serving up their own ghoulish mix of rockabilly and horror first). 1983's Wreckin' Crew was the Meteors' breakthrough album and their definitive release, while 1999's From Zorch with Love: The Very Best of the Meteors 1981-1987 is a fine overview of their early years, and 2005's Don't Touch the Bang Bang Fruit proved that the band was still potent in the 21st century. The Meteors were the brainchild of guitarist and vocalist Paul Fenech, who first made a name for himself in the late '70s as a member of the British rockabilly ...
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