The Reverend Horton Heat

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Tags: psychobilly rockabilly seen live rock punk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

The Reverend Horton Heat is both the name of a band, as well as its guitarist. The Reverend (Jim Heath) is one of the finest and most talented instrumentalists to emerge from the rockabilly revival of the 90s. Formed in Texas during the late 80s, the band originally comprised Heath (vocals/guitar), Jimbo Wallace (bass), and Patrick Bentley (drums). The trio merged the red hot aggression of punk and heavy metal along with the hop-a-long sounds of rockabilly and country. By the early 90s, the trio were signed to Sub Pop Records, who issued, 1991’s Smoke ’Em If You Got ’Em and 1993’s The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds Of The Reverend Horton Heat. The latter was produced by Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes. Although the album sales did not set the world on fire, it successfully caught the attention of several major labels, resulting in the band signing a new recording contract with Interscope Records, which issued a trio of albums, 1994’s Liquor...

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