13 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Most things in the world may seem to change every time you turn around, but thankfully there are a few phenomena you can count on to remain consistent. As Rev reminds us, the fierce, fiery sound of Reverend Horton Heat is one of them. The Texan guitar demon's first recording for the Victory label packs plenty of the heat for which the rockin' Reverend is named, putting his trademark mix of surf music, garage rock, punk, and rockabilly (a blend better known as "psychobilly") straight across the plate. Heat and his hard-hitting band blaze through the swinging rockabilly of "My Hat," chase the devil's tail on a longboard with Dick Dale–in–hell surf rockers like "Chasing Rainbows" and "Victory Lap," and slip in some country twang on "Hardscrabble Woman." You can almost see the trail of burnt guitar picks and smoking strings receding in the background. It's a raw, rough-edged ride, but that's exactly what anyone enamored of the good Reverend's rock 'n' roll circus has come to adore and expect each time out.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Most things in the world may seem to change every time you turn around, but thankfully there are a few phenomena you can count on to remain consistent. As Rev reminds us, the fierce, fiery sound of Reverend Horton Heat is one of them. The Texan guitar demon's first recording for the Victory label packs plenty of the heat for which the rockin' Reverend is named, putting his trademark mix of surf music, garage rock, punk, and rockabilly (a blend better known as "psychobilly") straight across the plate. Heat and his hard-hitting band blaze through the swinging rockabilly of "My Hat," chase the devil's tail on a longboard with Dick Dale–in–hell surf rockers like "Chasing Rainbows" and "Victory Lap," and slip in some country twang on "Hardscrabble Woman." You can almost see the trail of burnt guitar picks and smoking strings receding in the background. It's a raw, rough-edged ride, but that's exactly what anyone enamored of the good Reverend's rock 'n' roll circus has come to adore and expect each time out.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Yo Mama !?! ,

BLAM!!!!

I'm only 3 songs in and sooo excited!!! The Mix on this is phenomenal. Big Drums and Big Jimbo!!! and The Rev. Rocks as always... I'm sure regular RHH fans are going to get this, but if your Sick of listening to albums/songs that wear you out, get this it's a Rockin' shot of adrenaline. Can't wait for the next show!!!!
Edit** self produced and Mixed... That's why it Rocks so HARD

mr chezel ,

The Man has Returned

This is one of the greatest sounding Reverend albums. This is a great return to his early albums. Its a little more rocking than his recent efforts and its welcome. His lyrics are always great! Victory records finally has great music again!

Fearless Clambake ,

Simply put - it is GREAT!

Saw these guys in Allentown, PA a few years ago and they did not disappoint. Rev is blistering and the band as tight as ever. Do yourself a favor and get this because this is what it's all about - kick a z z rock and roll!

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