Exclusive Video: The Making of Reverend Horton Heat's "My Hat"
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive behind-the-scenes video featuring Reverend Horton Heat.
You get to be a fly on the studio wall as bassist Jimbo Wallace, drummer Scott Churilla and guitarist Jim "The Rev" Heath (who's wearing a hat in the video) discuss the band's past, big tours, their vibe, records from the 1950s, their recording process — and the roots of "My Hat," a rocking track off their new album, Rev, which was released January 21 by Victory Records.
"I had the idea because I'm kinda getting beat up by the business side of Reverend Horton Heat," Heath says of the song, which was inspired by Bill Haley and the Comets. "I decided to write a song about getting your ass handed to you."
The new album, which was produced by Heath, is the followup to 2009's Laughin' & Cryin' with the Reverend Horton Heat. It features 13 tracks of pure psychobilly mayhem. Rev is available right here.
Reverend Horton Heat are on tour now, and you can see some of their current dates below the video. For all the dates — plus more info about Reverend Horton Heat, visit victoryrecords.com, Facebook and their official website.
2014 Reverend Horton Heat Tour Dates:
Mar 20, 2014 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum w/ Nekromantix
Mar 21, 2014 West Hollywood, CA Roxy w/ Nekromantix
Mar 22, 2014 West Hollywood, CA Roxy w/ Nekromantix
Mar 23, 2014 West Hollywood, CA Roxy w/ Nekromantix
Mar 25, 2014 San Diego, CA Casbah w/ Nekromantix
Mar 26, 2014 San Diego, CA Casbah w/ Nekromantix
Mar 27, 2014 San Diego, CA Casbah w/ Nekromantix
Mar 28, 2014 Las Vegas, NV Vinyl w/ Nekromantix
Mar 29, 2014 San Jose, CA Blank Club w/ Nekromantix
Mar 30, 2014 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades w/ Nekromantix
Apr 01, 2014 Fresno, CA Strummers w/ Nekromantix
Apr 02, 2014 San Luis Obispo, CA Slo Brewing Company w/ Nekromantix
Apr 03, 2014 Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar w/ Nekromantix
Apr 04, 2014 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre w/ Nekromantix
Apr 05, 2014 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre w/ Nekromantix
Apr 06, 2014 Taos, NM Taos Mesa Brewing w/ Nekromantix
Apr 08, 2014 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom w/ Nekromantix
Apr 09, 2014 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theater w/ Nekromantix
Apr 10, 2014 St. Louis, MO Plush w/ Nekromantix
Apr 11, 2014 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads w/ Nekromantix
Apr 12, 2014 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill w/ Nekromantix
May 03, 2014 Plano, TX Oak Point Park Suburbia Music Festival
May 20, 2014 Lubbock, TX Jake's Backroom w/Pinata Protest
May 21, 2014 Midland, TX Blue Max
May 23, 2014 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
May 24, 2014 Las Vegas, NV Freemont Country Club
May 25, 2014 Bakersfield, CA B Ryders