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A Psychobilly 2 for Tuesday

About 10 years ago, my friends and I would frequent this cool bar in Tempe, AZ, that went by the name of 6 East, or “the Beast”. They had probably the best, most diverse jukebox I’ve ever happened across in a bar.

So I’m in there putting back a couple one night, and I hear this strange sound emanating from the speakers. Loud, aggressive, hip, twangy, just downright strange. I had just been introduced to the Reverend Horton Heat. The song was “I’m Mad”. I marched right out the next day and picked up the CD, “Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em”. And I soon discovered that the Rev is a slave to the road, so I’ve had the chance to see him, Jimbo (standup bass), and their drummer multiple times over the years. If you want a high energy, soul-cleansing psychobilly experience, go see the Rev live.

Here’s a couple from the Rev:

Reverend Horton Heat – I’m Mad
(mp3) – from ‘Smoke ‘Em if you Got ‘Em’
Reverend Horton Heat – Baddest of the Bad (mp3) – from ‘Liquor in the Front’

See the Reverend Horton Heat Official Web Site
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