Batmobile (band)

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Batmobile
Batmobile (Band)
Origin Netherlands
Genres Psychobilly, rockabilly
Years active 1983-present
Labels Count Orlok
Website http://www.batmobileforever.com
Members Jeroen Haamers
Eric Haamers
Johnny Zuidhof

Batmobile is a Dutch psychobilly band from Rotterdam and Breda that had its start in 1983. They are one of the best selling acts in psychobilly.[citation needed]

Brief history[edit]

Batmobile was founded in 1983. In 1985 they were signed by the Rockhouse label on which they released their first selftitled (mini) album. This release led to international recognition, making Batmobile the first non-British act to headline international psychobilly festivals, including the London KlubFoot. Their second album (Bambooland) was the first release of their own Count Orlok label.
After 17 years of intensive touring the band took a break from playing live. In 2000 they played their last show on the New York Rumble. In 2003 Batmobile returned on stage and they are touring internationally again ever since.

In 2008 Batmobile celebrated their 25th birthday by recording and releasing a split-album with Peter Pan Speedrock (Eindhoven) named Cross Contamination, and also launching their new website batmobileforever.com

Band members[edit]

  • Jeroen Haamers – lead vocals, guitar
  • Eric Haamers – double bass
  • Johnny Zuidhof – drums, screams

Discography[edit]

  • Batmobile (Kix4U/Rockhouse 1985)
  • Bambooland (Count Orlok, 1987)
  • Buried Alive (Count Orlok, 1988)
  • Bail Was Set at $6,000,000 (Nervous Records, 1988)
  • Amazons From Outer Space (Count Orlok, 1989)
  • Is Dynamite (Count Orlok, 1990)
  • Sex Starved (Count Orlok, 1991)
  • Hard Hammer Hits (Count Orlok, 1992)
  • Blast From The Past (Count Orlok, 1993)
  • Welcome to the Planet Cheese (Count Orlok, 1998)
  • Batmobile live at the KlubFoot 1986 (Anagram/Cherry Red, 2008)
  • Cross Contamination Split album with Peter Pan Speedrock (Suburban/People Like You, 2008)
  • Wow! Vinyl EP, 4 songs (Hands & Arms, 2011)

Compilations[edit]

  • Psycho attack over Europe 1 & 2 (Rockhouse 1986/1987)
  • Stomping at the Klubfoot 3&4 (Link 1987)
  • DVD Stomping at the Klubfoot (Anagram/Cherry Red)
  • A Fistful of pussies (1988)
  • Rock 'n Horreur (1989)
  • AMP-Magazine vol 5 Psychobilly (AMP 2006)
  • Go Cat Go; A Psychobilly Tribute to The Stray Cats (2006)
  • God Save the King; A Psychobilly Tribute to Elvis (2007)

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