Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's Martini Time

The Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, is the biggest, baddest, grittiest, greasiest, rocker that ever piled his hair up and pounded the drinks down. The Reverend is one of 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 are known) built a strong cult following during the '90s through constant touring, manic showmanship, and a twisted sense of humor.

It's Martini Time is the title of the fourth album by The Reverend Horton Heat. It was released by Interscope Records in July 1996. It's Martini Time is the first Reverend Horton Heat album to feature Scott Churilla on drums, following Taz Bentley's departure from the band in 1994. It is also the first Reverend Horton Heat album to chart on the Billboard 200, reaching number 165 (the highest position of a Reverend Horton Heat album on that chart). Their sound is self-described as "country-fed punkabilly." Their music is a mixture of country, punk, big band, swing, and rockabilly, all played loud and energetically with lyrics that are often very humorous. While attracting a mostly cult audience, and having released almost a dozen studio albums, The Reverend's music has occasionally found its way into the main stream of American culture. "Big Red Rocket of Love" was used in a commercial for the Mazda Miata, and the instrumental which they often use to open their show, "Big Sky," was the music behind a commercial for Levi's jeans.

Big Red Rocket Of Love
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