As part of Amazonâ€™s monthly $5 MP3 album deal for March 2012, Laughin’ And Cryin’ With The Reverend Horton Heat is on sale for only $5.
If youâ€™d like a physical copy of Laughin’ And Cryin’ With The Reverend Horton Heat, the CD is available for only $7.82.
You may be asking, â€œWho the hell is The Reverend Horton Heat?â€ Well, heâ€™s not an actual reverend, for starters. Heâ€™s Jim Heath, who acquired the nickname â€œReverendâ€ back in 1985 when his impromptu solo rendition of â€œFulsom Prison Bluesâ€ was met with shouts of â€œGo Reverendâ€ by the proprietor of the venue where Heath was simply known as â€œJim the Sound Guy,â€ It was that night that Jim Heath became The Reverend Horton Heat. The name Horton is a nod to Johnny Horton, an American country and rockabilly singer popular in the 1950s, and Heat is just a shortened version of Heath. The name also doubles as the name of the band, whose sound has been described as a combination of country, surf, punk, big band, swing, and rockabilly – sometimes collectively referred to as psychobilly. Their energetic sound and often humorous lyrics, make The Reverend Horton Heat an all-around good-time band.
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