It was a very cool show that I witnessed the night of 12/27/13 at the Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM. The Reverend Horton Heat was in town. I talked to some people waiting at the door and found that they were from Durango Colorado and had come for the stylings of the Reverend.
There was an interesting mix in the crowd from the young to the much older. There were people dressed “Rockabilly” style to some metal heads. I have not seen the venue that crowded in quite a while, it was very refreshing.
I listened to the crowd talk about RHH and heard some interesting tales: “This is the 16th time I’ve seen them ” said one guy, “I remember when I was a little girl and my uncle took me to see them”, a lady recounted, “They are kinda like the Grateful Dead for me. When they tour I follow them around so I don’t miss out”, said an older gentleman, “The musical style of RHH is what I grew up on. I am so glad they are still carrying the torch”, from a 20ish guy.
I have been to many, many shows. Been in the pits of destruction of metal mayhems, most were tame in comparison when RHH got down to business. There was hardly room to breathe much less try to take some pictures, but we all loved it.
I was so glad to the support for this energetic and very talented band. I have enjoyed The Reverend Horton Heat for quite awhile now, and I can say they are here to stay! They played song after song and the crowd sang along right with them. There was a mixture of old and new songs from their upcoming release “Rev” which is due out late January on Victory Records Thanks guys, and thanks to Victory Records for inviting me to the show and setting me up with a phone interview with Jim Heath to take place this Monday 12/30/13 (look for it next week with more show photos!)
it’s loud, it’s a psychobilly freakout, it’s the Reverend Horton Heat!