Reverend Horton Heat

Although the band may have fallen out of favor with über-chic hipsters, the Reverend Horton Heat is still a hard-partying, guitar-shredding, upright-bass-thumping good time. Over the years, the trio has departed some from its psychobilly roots to explore one-two-three thrash rackets and country ditties, but the good Reverend is always game for providing the congregation with rockabilly freak-outs led by Jim Heath — “the Rev” himself — who cranks up his signature Gretsch guitar with fret-smoking theatrics. The trio’s latest album, Revival, includes a live DVD on which the man can be seen playing lead and rhythm guitar at the same time — a little lick he calls “the Hurricane.”

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