The Meteors are an English psychobilly band formed in Originally from LondonEnglandthey 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. They were the first band to use the term Darkman And I - P. Paul Fenech - The Rockin Dead as a description of their music. Excuses for exclusion from rockabilly concerts varied from the band having too extreme of a sound to their drummer having green hair.
The Meteors articulated psychobilly's apolitical stance, a reaction to the right- and left-wing political attitudes which divided other British youth cultures. The Meteors were started in by P. What made them unique was that Fenech and Lewis each sang lead vocals on their own tracks.
The Meteors played their first show during Rockabilly Night at The Sparrow Hawk in north Londonbut, after being heckled due to their cross between rockabilly and punk attitudes, decided to begin playing shows beyond just rockabilly clubs. They developed a loyal following known as "the Crazies" or "Zorchmen", who invented their own dance style then called "going mental," a cross between fighting, dancing, and moshing.
This would later be renamed "wrecking," and is still a staple of the psychobilly scene. This, coupled with Fenech's ritual of spitting chicken blood during performances, led many clubs into believing the band was dangerous and refusing to book Believe In Me - Various - Electro. However, unlike many punk bands, The Meteors would and still very much do insist that their shows be "a politics and religion free zone" in order to focus on having a good time instead of allowing disputes between fans to break out.
Due to their large cult following, The Meteors made a short film in late with comedian Keith Allen called Meteor Madness. It was released as a double feature with 2 Tone ska film Dance Craze in March The movie featured four songs, which Pause - IAM - Galaxie it onto the band's first vinyl single first issued on Ace Records and later on Big Beat.
To date, the film Meteor Madness has never been released on video or DVD, although over the last few years poor quality copies have appeared on YouTube. Again, to date, these tracks have never been officially released. The band were interviewed by No Class fanzine at The Marquee on the night of the live-recording of the track In Heaven. This line-up also recorded a single in early under another pseudonym; this time "The Tall Boys" was used. This was to be the last recording featuring Fenech and Lewis together as both Nigel and Woodie left soon after.
The Meteors have gone through many line-up changes since, with Fenech being the only original member today. The current line-up includes Hendrik Corleone on bass and Wolfgang Hordemann who, though not from the original line up, is the longest serving member by far after Fenech on drums.
They have 25 official albums, countless singles, and numerous re-issues and compilation appearances. Sunny - Boney M. - Take The Heat Off Me the time of writing, they have completed well over live shows many times two or three performances per night, such as the OTMAPP Festivals. He is also a prolific and successful writer of horror film music and has written extensively for television and many other films Under a pseudonym.
Fenech has recently contributed tracks to Sony for some upcoming PlayStation games. However, a serious back injury to Nigel stopped the band in their tracks. Several months later, Nigel and Mark were to re-emerge as the Tall Boys, a band best Darkman And I - P. Paul Fenech - The Rockin Dead for recording the song "Take a Walk" for the Return of the Living Dead soundtrack.
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