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Review: Reverend Horton Heat - Space Heater
Band: Reverend Horton Heat
Album: Reverend Horton Heat
Genre: Psychobilly
Review done by: Roy

The Reverend Horton Heat, once surprised the European psychobilly scene when they came to tour around 1991. Their style was new, fresh, adn they seemed so untamed. They liked the psychobilly scene here too and were surprised with the enthoustiasm of the fans. However with every next album they became more rockabilly and with this album Space Heater even more rock. There's two things that the Rev never abandoned and that is his humor and originality. There's always a few songs on a Rev album that makes me laugh. This album Couch Surfin' is such a song, only he can tell stories like that and make them become alive in a song. As far as originality, I think the songs The Prophet Song (The Rev's attempt to make Easy Tune music?), and Revelution Under Root (The Rev's attempt to make disco) show that the band is not afraid to mix other styles in their music. Of there's still a lot of old style Rev songs like Jimbo Song, and Texas Rockabilly Rebel. It took me however a lot of time to appreciate the cd as I do now. In the beginning the cd didn't sound like the rev at all, but after listening to it more the cd became better. It's not an album I would recommend to psychobilly purists, but it's a good and original rock album with some beautiful songs on it.

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