The Reverend Horton Heat
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, 1991s Smoke Em If You Got Em and 1993s 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, 1994s Liquor...