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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. ~ Mark Deming, All Music Guide

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