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Friday, 25 August 2017

Please be Upstanding for the Reverend

Today one of the stars from Burnt Offerings 11 makes a welcome return as we feature Jim Heath better known as the Reverend Horton Heat with a couple of songs from his 2004 album on the Yep Roc label Revival.
We feature the title track together with Octupus Mode because let's face it there are not nearly enough songs about octupuses or should that be octopi ?(the former I think)
From Dallas, Texas the Reverend  and his band have been on the go since 1990 with a dozen or so albums of what he describes as country-fied punkabilly - and who are we to argue.
Terrific stuff.

The Reverend Horton Heat - Revival

The Reverend Horton Heat - Octopus Mode


  1. I woke up with a thick head this morning. These songs have proved immeasurably helpful in blowing away the cobwebs.

  2. Octopus Mode is where the Rev. and his longtime upright bassist Jimbo lean over and switch fret hands on each other's instruments. It's completely unbelievable to see The Rev. fretting his guitar and pulling the bass notes while Jimbo is strumming the guitar and fretting the bass neck. If you haven't seen this act live you are missing out on something special. Fortunately Horton's Hayride is taking place out here in 3 weeks! CC - you never fail to bring the tunes!

  3. I'm not a religious man, but I'm a believer in this good Reverend's message.