Tunes for the Cruise


…and when you’re done hiding the bodies, have a gander at Reverend Horton Heat with Psychobilly Freakout:

Now, he’s not really a reverend-it’s a name given to him by the owner of the bar at his first gig (ironically, that bar owner traded the boozin’ biz for the preachin’ biz, and is now trying to make him stop using the “Reverend” moniker).  Even though the name isn’t completely accurate, it hasn’t stopped the good reverend (aka Jim Heath) from being called “The most Electrifying Live Act In America,” bringing down the house in fine drinking establishments and live music venues around the world.

The band somehow found time between performing 150 shows/year to record their tenth album, due later this year.  If you can’t wait until “later this year,” check out the first nine albums.  The sounds range from early, raw melodic rockabilly on 1991’s “Smoke ’em if you got ’em,” to the darker, more aggressive sounds of “Liquor in the Front,” the first album with drummer and Camaro fetishist Scott “Chernobyl” Churilla.  And for something more interactive, pick up a copy of Guitar Hero II, featuring Reverend Horton Heat’s best-known single, “Psychobilly Freakout.”  Then practice up, get really good, and still have your butt handed to you by this 8-year old kid:

Still reading?  Check out Brian Setzer, along with some local talent on last week’s look at cruising music.  Or if music isn’t your thing, check out some of last year’s craziest car videos.


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