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Batmobile

Batmobile was founded 1983. After several months of covering Elvis Presley, Johnny Burnette and Gene Vincent, JeroenHaamers (vocals/guitar), Johnny Zuidhof (drums) and Eric Haamers (double bass) decided to start to write their own materialand all of a sudden people started to call the mental Dutch threesome 'psychobillies'.

In 1985 the first Batmobile album was released, which led to international recognition. For the first time a non-british bandheadlined all international psychobilly festivals.

The second half of the eighties and the first half of the ninetie ...read more

Batmobile was founded 1983. After several months of covering Elvis Presley, Johnny Burnette and Gene Vincent, JeroenHaamers (vocals/guitar), Johnny Zuidhof (drums) and Eric Haamers (double bass) decided to start to write their own materialand all of a sudden people started to call the mental Dutch threesome 'psychobillies'.

In 1985 the first Batmobile album was released, which led to international recognition. For the first time a non-british bandheadlined all international psychobilly festivals.

The second half of the eighties and the first half of the nineties the band is touring through Germany, France, Japan, Spain,Switzerland, Italy, Austria and England. The band is headlining numerous times in the legendary KlubFoot in London.

The releases of the band are consistent in the concept of sounding different every time. The band hates to cover itself sothe Batmo gents are always in search of new sounds within the rockabilly/psychobilly spectrum. This leads to the very first(and ever so often copied) metal-sounds within the scene on their 1988 realease Bail's Set...... but ofcourse also to the backto basics release Amazons from Outer Space (1989) and the massive concept mini-album Batmobile is Dynamite (1990). Ifever there's a band ahead of things within rockabilly/psychobilly it's Batmobile.

In 1997 the band waves psychobilly goodbye and introduces their own brand of Rock n Roll B-music. Like in a B-film, B. musicstand for B-musicians, bad (read: funny) jokes, horror, nakid women and having the time of your life. So theres not a bigdifference with decent psychobilly.

The second half of the nineties Batmobile does a lot of concerts in the Jukebox Tour in which the audience decides what theband should play. Their first concert in New York is being taped and released on film and will be the last concert before a 3year break.

In 2001 the album titled A Tribute To Batmobile is released on a Japanese label. On the album all kinds of bands from all overthe world play Batmobile songs. Batmobiles own contribution on the album is called Baby Go Back Home. In 2003 'A Tribute toBatmobile part 2' was released and the band recorded the song Deep Down for it.

In 2003 the band makes one live appearance in Germany which makes Batmobile decide to start doing more live performancesagain starting 2004. Since then they have been doing concerts in the Netherlands, Japan, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany,Belgium, Brazil and the US/Hollywood.

Now the band just contributed a live version of Kiss Me Now on the Kaiser Records 'Soundtrack to Oblivion' and has recordedthe old Warren Smith classic Ubangi Stomp for the Stray Cats Tribute record 'Go Cat Go' for Baseline Music. « hide

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LPs
Sex Starved
2003

3.5
1 Votes
Hard Hammer Hits
1992

3.5
1 Votes
Amazons From Outerspace
1989

3.5
3 Votes
Bail Was Set At $6,000,000
1988

3.7
3 Votes
Bambooland
1987

3.5
3 Votes
EPs
Midnight Maniac
1992

Is Dynamite
1990

3.5
1 Votes
Live Albums
Clarendon Ballroom
2008

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