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The Reverend Horton Heat

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 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 exclusiv ...read more

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 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. « hide

Similar Bands: The Cramps, Butthole Surfers, Hasil Adkins, The Living End, Satan's Teardrops

LPs
Rev
2014

4
6 Votes
Laughin & Cryin
2009

3.1
4 Votes
Revival
2004

3.3
4 Votes
Lucky 7
2002

3.1
10 Votes
Spend A Night In The Box
2000

3.6
4 Votes
Space Heater
1998

3
3 Votes
It's Martini Time
1996

3.4
4 Votes
Liquor in the Front
1994

3.9
6 Votes
The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds
1993

3.7
11 Votes
Smoke 'em If You Got 'em
1991

3.8
34 Votes
Compilations
Holy Roller
1999

3.8
3 Votes

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