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Reverend Horton Heat


Genre: Psychobilly

Greetings From Texas

Band Members: Jim Heath:Vocals, Guitar. Jimbo Wallace: Big Mouth Bass, Backing Vocals. Paul Simmons: Drums/Percussion, Backing Vocals

Undeniably, The Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, is the biggest, baddest, grittiest, greasiest, greatest rocker that ever piled his hair up and pounded the drinks down. Without question, for all of his outlandish antics, blistering stage performances and legendary musical prowess, the one thing The Rev always gets asked about is the story behind his unusual and rather clerical moniker. "Well, there used to be this guy who ran this place in Deep Ellum, Texas who used to call me Horton- my last name is Heath," says The Rev. "Anyway, this guy hired me and right before the show he goes, 'Your stage name should be Reverend Horton Heat! Your music is like gospel' and I thought it was pretty ridiculous. So I'm up there playing and after the first few songs, people are saying, 'Yeah, Reverend!' What's really funny is that this guy gave up the bar business, and actually became a preacher! Now he comes to our shows and says, 'Jim, you really should drop this whole Reverend thing.'"

It's been an almost 20-year journey for Heath, whose country-flavored punkabilly and onstage antics have brought him and his band a strikingly diverse fan base and a devoted cult following, not to mention the respect of fellow musicians worldwide. Revival, the band's first release for Yep Roc Records, is a return to Heath's roots - musical and geographical.

The album was recorded at Last Beat Studio in the Deep Ellum area of Dallas, just a block from where The Rev played his first gig and next door to where the group currently rehearses. Along with eating a lot of world-class Mexican food and BBQ, the band recorded the album's 15 tracks with a minimum of overdubs, bells and whistles. With tour manager/engineer Dave Allen at the board, they wanted an album they could duplicate live.

"I got this lick called the 'hurricane,' and I call back on the hurricane on this album for the sake of keeping things really rockin," he says. (The "hurricane" is a trademark lick where The Rev plays lead and rhythm guitar simultaneously to give the trio its full live sound.) He's also got a top-secret lick he'll introduce on this disc. It's so top secret that he won't even divulge the name, but listen up for it! Lyrically, the album's themes run "from death to silliness," says The Rev, who lost his mother earlier this year. "I'd been going through so much stuff, losing my mom so quickly, new baby, touring, getting back and having to work," he says of making the album. Revival finds the Rev dealing with these issues and more: The track "Someone in Heaven" is written for his mother, while "Indigo Friends" deals with a friend's heroin addiction. But the album's themes aren't only dark and/or serious: "Calling in Twisted" is about calling in sick to work and "using the fake cough," "Rumble Strip" is a truck drivin song and "If it Ain't got Rhythm", "that's a really fun one to play," says the Rev "it is classic RHH. And "Party Mad" is pretty self-explanatory.

Reunited with legendary producer/engineer Ed Stasium, who mixed the album, Revival is a 40-plus minute slab of rockabilly, blues, R&B that shows an artist - and a band - in their prime. It's true that the Reverend Horton Heat have been called a great many things over the course of their storied career: Perpetual Carriers Of The Rockabilly Flame, Genre-Shattering Shit-Starters, Filthy Drunks, and The Most Electrifying Live Act In America (150 shows every year can't be wrong) among them.

"I think it's cool we've lasted this long," says The Rev. "People still come out to see us play after all these years and all the shows and tours. It's amazing. I mean, I get to sing songs about cars I love, drinking and chasing girls. Beats the hell out of the alternative."
Reverend Horton Heat - Smoke'Em If You Got'Em - 1991
Sub Pop Records, October 22nd 1991
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1. Bullet
2. I'm Mad
3. Bad Reputation
4. It's A Dark Day
5. Big Dwarf Rodeo
6. Psychobilly Freakout
7. Put It To Me Straight
8. Marijuana
9. Baby, You Know Who
10. Eat Steak
11. "D" For Dangerous
12. Love Whip

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Reverend Horton Heat - Full Custom Gospel Sounds Of... - 1993
Sub Pop Records, April 20th 1993
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1. Wiggle Stick
2. 400 Bucks
3. The Devil's Chasing Me
4. Livin' On The Edge (Of Houston)
5. You Can't Get Away From Me
6. Beer:30
7. Big Little Baby
8. Lonesome Train Whistle
9. Bales Of Cocaine
10. Loaded Gun
11. Nurture My Pig
12. Gin And Tonic Blues

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Reverend Horton Heat - It's Martini Time! - 1996
Interscope Records, July 2nd 1996
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1. Big Red Rocket Of Love
2. Slow
3. It's Martini Time
4. Generation Why
5. Slingshot
6. Time To Pray
7. Crooked Cigarette
8. Rock This Joint
9. Cowboy Love
10. Now, Right Now
11. Spell On Me
12. Or Is It Just Me
13. Forbidden Jungle
14. That's Showbiz

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Reverend Horton Heat - Space Heater -1998
Interscope Records, March 24th 1998
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1 Price of San Jacinto
2 Lie Detector
3 Hello Mrs. Darkness
4 Jimbo Song Heath
5 Revolution Under Foot
6 Starlight Lounge
7 Goin' Manic
8 Mi Amor
9 For Never More
10 The Prophet Stomp
11 Native Tongue of Love
12 Couch Surfin'
13 Cinco de Mayo
14 Texas Rock-A-Billy Rebel
15 Baby I'm Drunk
16 Space Heater
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Reverend Horton Heat - Holy Roller - 1999
Sub Pop Records, April 20th 1999
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1. Big Sky
2. Baddest Of The Bad
3. Wiggle Stick
4. Big Red Rocket Of Love
5. Bales Of Cocaine
6. Bath-water Blues
7. Lie Detector
8. 400 Bucks
9. Marijauna
10. It's Martini Time
11. Baby I'm Drunk
12. Where The Hell Did You Go With My Toothbrush
13. Bad Reputation
14. One Time For Me
15. Now, Right Now
16. Slow
17. Love Whip
18. Jimbo Song
19. Big Little Baby
20. Cowboy Love
21. In Your Wilddest Dreams
22. Eat Steak
23. Folsom Prison Blues
24. The Entertainer

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Reverend Horton Heat - Spend A Night In The Box - 2000
Time Bomb Recordings, March 21st 2000
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1. Spend A Night In The Box
2. Big D Boogie Woggie
3. Sleeper Coach Driver
4. The Girl In Blue
5. Sue Jack Daniel's
6. Hand It To Me
7. I'll Make Love
8. It Hurts Your Daddy bad
9. The Bedroom Again
10. King
11. Whole Lotta Baby
12. The Millionaire
13. Unlucky In Love
14. The Party In Your Head

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Reverend Horton Heat - Lucky 7 (Lucky Seven) - 2002
Artemis Records, February 26th 2002

01 - Loco Gringos Like A Party
02 - Like A Rocket
03 - Reverend Horton Heat's Big Blue Car
04 - Galaxy 500
05 - What's Reminding Me Of You
06 - Tiny Voice Of Reason
07 - Duel At The Two O'clock Bell
08 - Go With Your Friends
09 - Ain't Gonna Happen
10 - Suicide Doors
11 - Remember Me
12 - Show Pony
13 - Sermon On The Jimbo
14 - You've Got A Friend In Jimbo

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Reverend Horton Heat - Revival - 2004
Yep Roc, June 29th, 2004
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1. The Happy Camper
2. Revival
3. Callin In Twisted
4. If It Ain't Got Rhythm
5. New York City Girls
6. Indigo Friends
7. Someone In Heaven
8. Octopus Mode
9. Party Mad
10. Honky Tonk Girl
11. Lonesome Man
12. I'm Your Pet Rock
13. Rumble Strip
14. We Belong Forever
15. Goin' Back Home

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