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Thursday, May 21, 1998

Review - Space Heater

Artist: Reverend Horton Heat

Posted on Thu, May 21, 1998 at 4:00 AM

It is inevitable that most bands will evolve, losing some of the inspiration that originally inspired them. Even so, Reverend Horton Heat's new album -- low on psychobilly meat and high on hard-rocking gristle -- still satisfies.

The Texas trio lets their roots show throughout "Space Heater," and it has nothing to do with their slicked-back hair. The instrumentals "Pride of San Jacinto" and "The Prophet Stomp" would seem at home on a soundtrack to a David Lynch movie -- or as theme songs for Judgement Day. "Baby I'm Drunk" showcases Jerry Lee Lewis-like piano, and "Texas Rock-A-Billy Rebel" is guitar-twanging madness at its best.

This latest Heated sermon will leave listeners feeling as drained (but grateful) as a just-saved sinner after a late-night rock & roll revival.


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