The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds
of The Reverend Horton Heat
Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. It's the holy trinity of rock 'n' roll and it's what The Reverend Horton Heat's The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds is full of.
Horton and company break down the door with "Wiggle Stick," scratching two of the three from the list in a bluesy brawler. Later, "Bales of Cocaine" humorously makes The Reverend into a drug dealer: "Now I am a rich man, but I'm still a farmer, too / I sold my farm in Texas, bought a farm down in Peru." "Beer:30," as the title might suggest, helps the cause.
Full-Custom Gospel invites you to live in the lap of its depravity, served on a boozy, bluesy platter of country, punk and psychobilly, a frenetic take on rockabilly.
The closer, "Gin and Tonic Blues" dissolves into complete drug-soaked weirdness, Horton's voice sounding hopelessly lost as time slows and expands.
Full-Custom Gospel travels back to rock's roots to drag it into its trippy, dirty future. What a fun ride.
Tomorrow's entry: Heartless B-------, Arrow