Saturday Matinee – The Firebirds, Dracula’s Daughters, Mad Jack & the Hatters, and The Meteors

The Firebirds were the only British band to play the 2002 Rockabilly Festival, which marked the 50th anniversary of Sun Records and 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.

Dracula’s Daughters are Emily & Elizabeth Butters (with Forrest Butler and Jim, Mitch & Elias from Boston’s Triple Thick).

Mad Jack and the Hatters are, um, interesting…

Formed in South London in 1980, The Meteors are considered the first verifiable psychobilly band (and the second band to use the term).

Halloween be upon us, so carve a squash, spook the kids, mock the mask-mongers and have fun sending the Aos Sí back to their hidey holes for another year. See you back here for tricks and treats tomorrow.

Author: Bunk Strutts

Boogah Boogah.

6 thoughts on “Saturday Matinee – The Firebirds, Dracula’s Daughters, Mad Jack & the Hatters, and The Meteors”

  1. That’s some good stuff. I need to add those to my Halloween tune collection. Too bad that I retired from the DJ game a few years back. I could have used them. I especially liked Mad Jack & The Hatters. Their song sounds suspiciously like “Goo Goo Muck” by Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads which was covered by the Cramps. As a psychobilly band I would say that the Cramps predated the Meteors by about four years. Just my opinion. Keep the good stuff coming, Bunkie…..

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    1. Tamina–
      I could never make it as a DJ – I’d be in the hospital by the 2nd set. Years ago (when rock was in its supersuckage stage) I wanted to do a radio show that played nothing but B-Sides because there was a lot of great stuff that never got air time. As for psychobilly, the term covers a lot of gray areas, but I like the HorrorPops, Unknown Hinson, Messer Chups, the Reverend Horton Heat, and others.
      On Halloweens past I’d set up speakers in front of our house and fill the neighborhood with Sounds of the Fascinating Animal World, Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum and Tom Waits’ Bone Machine.

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        1. Funny that you should mention “B” sides. I used to go by “B-Side Bob” when I would DJ dances back in my late junior high and high school days. Sometimes there were some real gems on the flip. Man, that’s going back half a century. Yikes!
          Ha! I’m going to have to do the wolf howl thing. Lots of little yappers around my ‘hood…..

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