The Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, returns with a vengeance on the whip-crackin’ disc, Laughin’ and Cryin’ with the Reverend Horton Heat.
Long known for his live, all-night blowouts, the Rev. taps into that taste of the road on the stinging tracks "Beer Holder" and "Death Metal Guys." Bassist Jimbo Wallace and drummer Paul Simmons seem to bring out the best in Heath, and classic material like the opener "Drinkin’ and Smokin’ Cigarettes" and the humorous "Oh God! Doesn’t Work in Vegas" is the result. Even the balladry of "Aw, The Humanity" and the informative "Ain’t No Saguaro in Texas" move as swift as a cool breeze on Laughin’ and Cryin’.
For those seeking the frenzied rockabilly deliverance of ’92s Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em and the high-tail heat of ’93s The Full Custom Gospel Sounds, look no further than Laughin’ and Cryin’ with the Reverend Horton Heat. Jim Heath returns with blazing guitar licks and his unique off the wall approach to countrified rock-and-blues swing.
Laughin’ and Cryin’ with the Reverend Horton Heat is out now on Yep Roc Records.