I really wanted to see The Reverend Horton Heat, one of the best rockabilly (psychobilly) bands around, tonight in Atlanta. Unfortunately, there were two major “cons” against the show that made me decide against it.
First, the show is tonight at The Tabernacle in Atlanta which, as I’ve complained before makes every band that plays there sound awful. Second, they have two opening bands. One is Hank III, the grandson of the legendary Hank Williams. Not interested. The other opening band is Nashville Pussy who I had the misfortune of seeing a few years ago when they opened for Motörhead. I have absolutely no desire to see those losers again. So I’m going to save my money, stay home and just listen to the Reverend’s records.
Two points to any reader who spotted the title of this blog entry as an homage to the Reverend’s second album The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat, which happens to be my favorite of the band’s records.
If you like rockabilly and/or punk, check them out. Though not with kids around. They aren’t really a kid-friendly band.