Jim Heath / Reverend Horton Heat

The Reverend (as both the trio and its guitar-playing frontman Jim Heath 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 modern rock era. His approach featured roaring distorted guitars and rocked as hard as any punk band, with lyrics that were over exaggerated celebrations of sex, drugs, booze, and cars.

True to his name, his live shows often featured mock sermons in the style of a rural revivalist preacher.
Fun Facts:
  • Jim Heath chose his band name as an ode to country/rockabilly singer Johnny Horton, who won a 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording with “The Battle of New Orleans.”
  • A card advertising the Reverend Horton Heat appears prominently on a table in the Central Perk coffee shop on an episode of "Friends."
  • "Psychobilly Freakout" and "Wiggle Stick" were featured on the MTV show Beavis & Butthead. The Reverend Horton Heat is one of the most popular psychobilly artists of all time.

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