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Saturday Matinee – The HorrorPops, The M3T30RS, Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs, The Stray Cats, and Eddie Cochran

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I don’t know how The HorrorPops missed showing up on my radar screen. Too much awesome in this psychobilly band from Denmark.

Before The HorrorPops came these guys.  The M3T30RS‘ version of “Rawhide” ain’t too bad, especially considering they’re from the U.K., and according to some are the originators of psychobilly.

Antedating The M3T30RS  came San Diego’s own Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs, presented here in a gloriously crappy 35mm film. The missus and I were fortunate to see FP at their prime. Great show.

Just prior to The Forbidden Pigs, there were The Stray Cats, but y’all know about them.

Before The Stray Cats were even born, there was Eddie Cochran, arguably one of the most successful early Rockabilly recording artists. Sure it’s lipsynching but he faked the entire crowd out with the giant TV set, and his fans were given free chewing gum just to go along with it.

With that, have a great weekend, folks. See y’all back here tomorrow.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – The HorrorPops, The M3T30RS, Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs, The Stray Cats, and Eddie Cochran”

  1. Tattoo Jim Says:

    Love the Stray Cats! And my favorite version of Rawhide was by George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers…. so damn good!!!

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Tattoo Jim– There’s a barbershop around the corner that’s similar to the one shown in the HorrorPops vid, including the low riders parked out back. Besides haircuts, they do hot towel straight-razor shaves, the whole bit. The variety of music they play is awesome, from 40s crooners to doowop to soul to punk. Even Patsy Cline!

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