The Meteors

The Meteors

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 records that the Cramps were serving up their own ghoulish mix of rockabilly and horror first). 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 group the Southern Boys. After a spell, Fenech and Southern Boys upright bassist Nigel Lewis teamed up to form a two-man rockabilly combo, Rock Therapy; drummer Mark Robertson was added to the lineup in 1980, and the group adopted a new name, Raw Deal.
While Raw Deal was beginning to attract attention among rockabilly fans and had landed spots on compilation albums, Fenech decided to give the group a new image. They adopted a punk-inspired look, added a mock-sinister undertow to their music, and adopted lyrics inspired by horror films such as The Hills Have Eyes and Blue Sunshine. Needing a new name to go with their new image, they began calling themselves the Meteors. In 1981, the group released its first album, In Heaven, issued as part of an ill-fated deal with Island Records, but the band's real breakthrough came with 1983's Wreckin' Crew, which featured a hit single cover of "Johnny Remember Me." By this time, Lewis and Robertson were both out of the band, replaced with Mick White and Steve "Ginger' Meadham taking over on bass and drums, respectively; frequent personnel turnovers would be regular part of the Meteors' story from this point forward, with Fenech the sole constant though literally dozens of lineups.
The band remained a popular attraction in the United Kingdom and Europe, touring frequently and releasing recordings at a steady pace through the 1980s and '90s, though it gained only a cult following in the United States. In the fall of 2000, Fenech announced that the Meteors would be giving up live performances following a swing through Germany, but to the relief of fans, he reconsidered and a few years later yet another lineup of the group was touring regularly and hard at work on new recordings.

Title Album Genre Tools
Repo Man Don't Touch The Bang Bang Fruit Alternative, Blues, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative, Blues, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Blues-Rock, Rockabilly, and Surf
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
73
CD/Track #:
Don't Touch The Bang Bang Fruit
Release Year:
1987
Track ID:
90092
Main Mix 4:47 160k MP3
Michael Myers Stampede and Monkey's Breath Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Funny, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Rockabilly
Tempo:
Very Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
160
CD/Track #:
Stampede and Monkey's Breath
Release Year:
1995
Track ID:
90087
Main Mix 4:06 160k MP3
Fire, Fire Stampede and Monkey's Breath Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Atmospheric, Dark, Moody, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Rockabilly
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
95
CD/Track #:
Stampede and Monkey's Breath
Release Year:
1995
Track ID:
90088
Main Mix
I Go To Bed (With The Undead) Undead Unfriendly And Unstoppable Alternative, Blues, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative, Blues, and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Dark, Driving, Funny, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Fist Fight, Night Club, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Blues-Rock and Rockabilly
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
151
CD/Track #:
Undead Unfriendly And Unstoppable
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
90094
Main Mix 3:28 160k MP3
She's My Baby Again The Mutant Monkey And The Surfers From Zorch Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, and Party
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Road Trip, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Blues-Rock and Rockabilly
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
102
CD/Track #:
The Mutant Monkey And The Surfers From Zorch
Release Year:
1988
Track ID:
90085
Main Mix 3:56 160k MP3
Return of Ethel Merman Sewertime Blues Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Dark and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Road Trip, Sunny Day, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Rockabilly and Surf
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Instrumental
BPM:
148
CD/Track #:
Sewertime Blues
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
90091
Main Mix 2:35 160k MP3
Rhythm of the Bell Stampede and Monkey's Breath Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Bells, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Driving, Moody, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits and Film Trailer
Subgenres:
Rockabilly
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
137
CD/Track #:
Stampede and Monkey's Breath
Release Year:
1995
Track ID:
90089
Main Mix 3:37 160k MP3
Midnight People Don't Touch The Bang Bang Fruit Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Dark, Driving, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Fist Fight, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Blues-Rock, Rockabilly, and Surf
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
163
CD/Track #:
Don't Touch The Bang Bang Fruit
Release Year:
1987
Track ID:
90093
Main Mix 2:56 160k MP3
I'm Invisible Man The Mutant Monkey And The Surfers From Zorch Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Aggressive, Driving, Funky/Groove, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Fist Fight, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Rockabilly
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
118
CD/Track #:
The Mutant Monkey And The Surfers From Zorch
Release Year:
1988
Track ID:
90084
Main Mix 3:38 160k MP3
Hoover Rock Stampede and Monkey's Breath Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Dark, Driving, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, In Love, Make-Out, and Make-Up
Subgenres:
Blues-Rock and Rockabilly
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
101
CD/Track #:
Stampede and Monkey's Breath
Release Year:
1995
Track ID:
90086
Main Mix 3:12 160k MP3
Meet Me At the Morgue The Mutant Monkey And The Surfers From Zorch Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Bright and Driving
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, In Love, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Rockabilly
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
121
CD/Track #:
The Mutant Monkey And The Surfers From Zorch
Release Year:
1988
Track ID:
90083
Main Mix 3:18 160k MP3
Here's Johnny Sewertime Blues Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Meteors
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Dark, Driving, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Fist Fight, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Blues-Rock and Rockabilly
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
Male
BPM:
154
CD/Track #:
Sewertime Blues
Release Year:
1986
Track ID:
90090
Main mix 3:22 160k MP3
Take Me Back