Reverend Horton Heat sparks it up in Temple, Texas
Reverend Horton Heat visited Temple, Texas on Saturday night to put on a hard hitting set and showed a little love for marijuana legalization in the state.
Widely known for the song “Psychobilly Freakout” which was included on Guitar Hero 2, the band is based out of Dallas. Headed by lead singer and guitarist Jim Heath, the group is considered a creative leader of the “rockabilly” genre. Their sound is self-described as “country-fed punkabilly” according to the group’s Wikipedia page.
Heath, joined by his bassist Jimbo Wallace known for his slap-bass style, and drummer Scott Churilla, took the stage around 10:00 p.m. and dove straight into the show with a display of guitarist skills rarely seen in live music around the central Texas area.
They played several new songs from their new album REV along with other recognizable hits. This marks the group’s eleventh album since first forming in 1985.
At one point the band dove into a largely instrumental song entitled “Marijuana” which the crowd of 300 or so people responded very positively to. Support for marijuana legalization by the audience was strongly evident.
After the show was over Heath, a Corpus Christi native, spoke with Texas Cannabis Report about marijuana legalization in Texas.
“I definitely think it should be legal in Texas” Heath stated. After being informed of several upcoming bills concerning marijuana in the 2015 state legislative session, he stated a willingness to help increase awareness about the bills.
The group’s next gig in Texas will be at Trees in Dallas on November 26.
Visit the band’s website for more tour information and updates.