REVving Up

Psychobilly legend Reverend Horton Heat

Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, psychobilly legend Reverend Horton Heat arrives at WOW Hall to promote the band’s new album, REV. They’re here to preach the “Gospel of Rock and Roll,” and you’ll be sure to hear a few new songs, including, “Victory Lap,” “Smell of Gasoline” and “Let Me Teach You How to Eat.” But don’t expect a cooking lesson. Jim “Reverend Horton” Heath says, “That song is basically about sex.”

To be released on Jan. 21, 2014, the 11th studio album by Reverend Horton Heat was recorded and produced by Jim Heath himself at the band’s studio with the support of new label, Victory Records. “It gave us a lot more leeway,” he tells EW. With the ability to be flexible and rerecord some of the songs, they’re faster and tighter than ever. “I’m looking forward to playing all of them!” Heath says.

Old school RHH fans shouldn’t be disappointed though, as they’ll play plenty of classic songs too. “Our fans are into our old stuff; they’ll want to hear our old stuff.” Part of the show will also have rockabilly guitarist Deke Dickerson joining the band on stage. “He’s super entertaining,” Heath says. “That’s going to be fun.”

This New Year, make it a resolution to put a little more rock ‘n’ roll in your life by seeing RHH, or maybe spice things up with some Reverend Horton “Heat Sauce,” available on the band’s website. Both of these things have something in common: “You can always add a little more.”

The Reverend Horton Heat plays with special guests Nekromantix and Old Man Markley 8 pm Tuesday, Jan. 7, at WOW Hall; $20.