REVEREND HORTON HEAT : Whole New Life
Newest release from the veteran Texas-based rocker. By day, Jim Heath is a mild-mannered musical historian well-versed in the birthing days of rock and roll. But when the sun goes down, he straps on his signature Gretsch 6120, steps up to the mike and is transformed into Reverend Horton Heat, a hellfire-spewing, rock and roll dare-demon.
Heath and longtime confidant and slap-bass general Jimbo Wallace have polished up their 12th release, Whole New Life, which Heath calls "the most positive material I have ever written. It focuses heavily on rock and roll but there is a human interest parallel - songs about growing up poor, vices, marriage, having children and walking the rapturous streets of America.
Call it a new twist on an old sound, Whole New Life was recorded between Fun Guy Studios and Modern Electric in the band's hometown of Dallas. The eleven track rumination features new sticksman Arjuna 'RJ' Contrera
01. Whole New Life
02. Hog Tyin' Woman
03. Hate To See You Cry
04. Got It In My Pocket
05. Don't Let Go Of Me
06. Ride Before You Fall
07. Tchoupitoulas Street
08. Sunrise Through The Power Lines
11. Viva Las Vega