Thursday, 17 July 2008

The Reverend Horton Heat part I

The Reverend Horton Heat is perhaps the most popular psychobilly artist of all time, really rivaled only by genre founders the Cramps. The Reverend (as both the three-man band and its guitar-playing frontman were known) built a strong cult following during the '90s through constant touring, manic showmanship, and a twisted sense of humor. The latter was nothing new in the world of psychobilly, and Heat's music certainly kept the trashy aesthetic of his spiritual forebears. The Reverend's true innovation was updating the psychobilly sound for the alternative rock era. In his hands, it was something more than retro-obsessed kitsch -- it had roaring distorted guitars, it rocked as hard as any punk band, and it didn't look exclusively to pop culture of the past for its style or subject matter. Most of the Reverend's lyrics were gonzo celebrations of sex, drugs, booze, and cars, and true to his name, his concerts often featured mock sermons in the style of a rural revivalist preacher. His initial recordings were released by that bastion of indie credibility, Sub Pop, at the height of the grunge craze; after a spell on major label Interscope, he returned to the independents, still a highly profitable draw on the concert circuit.
~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

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Smoke'em If You Got'em (1990)

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

format: mp3
bitrate: 160kbps

The Full Custom Gospel Sounds (1993)

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

format: mp3
bitrate: 192kbps

Liquor in the Front (1994)

1. Big Sky
2. Baddest of the Bad

3. One Time for Me

4. Five-O Ford

5. In Your Wildest Dreams

6. Yeah, Right
7. Cruisin' for a Bruisin'

8. I Could Get Used to It

9. Liquor, Beer & Wine

10. I Can't Surf

11. Jezebel

12. Rockin' Dog

format: mp3
bitrate: 192kbps

It's Martini Time (1996)

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 the 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

format: mp3
bitrate: 192kbps

The Reverend Horton Heat part II


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