Holy Roller CD (1999)

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Label Sub Pop
SKU 60171002
UPC 098787045024
UPC 14 00098787045024
Format CD
Release Date 4/20/1999
Author Reverend Horton Heat
Artist Influence Black Flag (Punk)
Artist Influence Butthole Surfers (Group)
Artist Influence Hasil Adkins
Artist Influence Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns
Artist Influence Joe Ely
Artist Influence Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
Artist Influence Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Artist Influence Tav Falco's Panther Burns
Artist Influence Tex & The Horseheads
Artist Influence The Cramps
Artist Influence The Gun Club
Artist Influence The Ventures
Artist Influence X
Artist Contemporary Andy Starr (Rock)
Artist Contemporary Butthole Surfers (Group)
Artist Contemporary Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Artist Contemporary Chickasaw Mudd Puppies
Artist Contemporary Cigar Store Indians
Artist Contemporary Dale Hawkins
Artist Contemporary Deadbolt
Artist Contemporary Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers)
Artist Contemporary El Vez
Artist Contemporary Flat Duo Jets
Artist Contemporary George Bedard
Artist Contemporary Hasil Adkins
Artist Contemporary Melvins
Artist Contemporary Mojo Nixon
Artist Contemporary Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
Artist Contemporary Rocket from the Crypt
Artist Contemporary Soundgarden
Artist Contemporary Southern Culture on the Skids
Artist Contemporary Stray Cats
Artist Contemporary Supersuckers
Artist Contemporary Swingin' Neckbreakers
Artist Contemporary Tad
Artist Contemporary The A-Bones
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Artist Contemporary The Halibuts
Artist Contemporary The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Artist Contemporary The Legendary Shack Shakers
Artist Contemporary The Pine Hill Haints
Artist Contemporary Wild Turkey (ex Jethro Tull)
Artist Follower 7 Shot Screamers
Artist Follower Mr. Airplane Man (Duo)
Artist Follower The Haints
Artist Follower The Legendary Shack Shakers
Artist Follower The Von Bondies
Artist Follower The White Stripes
Technical Info
Engineer Ed Stasium; Erik Flettrich; Steve Spapperi; Keith Rust; Steve Fisk; Thom Panunzio
Producer Ed Stasium; Gibby Haynes; Al Jourgensen; Thom Panunzio
CatalogID SPCD 450
Lable Name Sub Pop (USA)
Released 04/20/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 70m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00098787045024
Album Notes and Credits
Contains 2 previously unreleased tracks.
Personnel: Scott Churilla (vocals, drums, percussion); Jimbo Wallace (vocals); Taz Bentley (drums).
Audio Mixers: Christopher Shaw ; Ed Stasium; Keith Rust; Al Jourgensen; Steve Fisk; Thom Panunzio.
Recording information: Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN; Chicago Recording Co., Chicago, IL; Crystal Clear Studios, Dallas, TX; Venice Beach, CA.
Not as slick as the Stray Cats, as traditional as Flat Duo Jets, or as crazed as Hasil Adkins, The Reverend Horton Heat is his own special brand of rockabilly cat. HOLY ROLLER is a fantastic 24-track retrospective that neatly encapsulates the Rev's career-from 1991's SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM to 1998's SPACE HEATER.
As is usually the case with this sort of compilation, themes emerge. The Reverend seems to be preoccupied with the positive effects of inebriation. Such tunes as "Bales Of Cocaine," "Marijuana," "It's Martini Time," "Baby I'm Drunk," and "Eat Steak" glorify excess with tongue planted firmly in snuff-filled cheek. It's difficult to think that a man who'll write a song called "Where In The Hell Did You Go With My Toothbrush?" isn't kidding. The songs are in the classic rockabilly format of guitar, slap bass, and drums, but the trio's fiery, noisy playing blows apart any notion of polite revivalism.
Artist Overview
Like P J Harvey and Alice Cooper, Reverend Horton Heat is a band, although singer/guitarist/guiding light Jim Heath also goes by that moniker. The trio's music centers on Heath's lupine punkabilly guitar riffs (including his trademark "Hurricane" lick, on which he plays lead and rhythm at the same time), charismatic vocals, and funny lyrics. The band started out in the mid 1980s, and their sweaty, famously over-the-top live shows attracted the attention of Sub Pop, who released their first two acclaimed albums. The band was picked up by Interscope for their next three albums and dropped by the end of the millennium, after which the reverend and his boys made their own indie way.
Professional Reviews
Q (10/99, pp.154,156) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...If you believe in the evangelical power of rock...then this is for you: a howling celebration of self-knowing musical stupidity....For those heavy, heavy drinking sessions."
Disc 1
1 Big Sky
2 Baddest Of The Bad
3 Wiggle Stick
4 Big Red Rocket Of Love
5 Bales Of Cocaine
6 Bath-water Blues
7 Lie Detector
8 400 Bucks
9 Marijuana
10 It's Martini Time
11 Baby I'm Drunk
12 Where In The Hell Did You Go With My Toothbrush?
13 Bad Reputation
14 One Time For Me
15 Now, Right Now
16 Slow
17 Love Whip
18 Jimbo Song
19 Big Little Baby
20 Cowboy Love
21 In Your Wildest Dreams
22 Eat Steak
23 Folsom Prison Blues
24 Entertainer, The

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