It was The Housemartins at Bristol's Studio nightclub in 1986, I was 13 and their feelgood hit "Happy Hour" was bopping up the charts.Although piqued at the time, I am now grateful to that conscientious doorman.While there are notable exceptions, its origins lie primarily in the Southern United States.The influence and popularity of the style waned in the 1960s, but during the late 1970s and early 1980s, rockabilly enjoyed a major revival of popularity that has endured to the present, often within a rockabilly subculture. If you live in California you’ve most likely witnessed the rockabilly subculture in action, though at the time, you may have thought someone was headed to a retro costume party.
It was a genre defined by swearing, sneering and potentially fatal dance moves – so she couldn't believe her luck when her mother allowed her to go to her first gig I was turned away from what should have been my first gig, thanks to a diligent bouncer adept at identifying underage girls beneath their layers of Constance Carroll make-up.
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Number : DBR20086 = LP CD DBR 20087 = CD Genre: Old School Psychobilly /R'n'R & injected with some Garage tunes Label: Drunkabilly records Release Date: 22 July 2017 Side A : 01.
There is much debate as to who invented it, but as with all musical genres there were a few pioneers independently experimenting with similar ideas at around the same time.
In late 1970s California The Cramps were creating an alchemic new sound, inspired by obscure 1950s rockers and 1960s garage-punk, but here in the UK it was the London trio The Meteors who broke away from the purist rockabilly scene of the early 1980s and stomped a whole new subculture on the musical map.