Reverend Horton Heat Archive

Reverend Horton Heat – Bales Of Cocaine/Loaded Gun/…More (Live)

The non-stop touring machine known as Reverend Horton Heat celebrated their 25th Anniversary, which occurred sometime last year. As many bands are doing nowadays, they decided to mark the occasion with a special tour. The setlist this time started in chronological order, leading up to their most recent album. After a brief intermission, the Reverend came back out and took requests for whatever songs were called out from the audience (though I have reason to believe the choices were from a small pre-determined pool due to the similarity between recent setlists). Once again, the Reverend broke out some tunes I haven’t heard live yet and mixed it up with the classics, closing out the show as usual by playing “Big Red Rocket of Love” broken up with “Folsom Prison Blues” in the middle, just to keep it real (country).

Included in this post are “Bales of Cocaine” and “Loaded Gun” from 1993’s Full Custom Gospel Sounds and “Psychobilly Freakout”, the video for which was on Beavis and Butthead back in the day.

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Marijuana
Baby, It’s You
Lonesome Train Whistle
Nurture My Pig
Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’
Five-O-Ford
Now Right Now
Crooked Cigarette
Baby I’m Drunk
Jimbo Song
Party in Your Head

Intermission
There Ain’t No Sagauro in Texas
Drinking and Smoking Cigarettes
Please Don’t Take the Baby to the Liquor Store
Death Metal Guys
Galaxy 500
Calling in Twisted
Indigo Friends
Loco Gringos Like a Party
Big Little Baby
Bales of Cocaine
400 Bucks
Loaded Gun
Psychobilly Freakout

Encore:
It’s Martini Time
Big Red Rocket of Love
Folsom Prison Blues
Big Red Rocket of Love (Reprise)

Download: Reverend Horton Heat – Bales Of Cocaine (Live)

 

Download: Reverend Horton Heat – Loaded Gun (Live)

 

Download: Reverend Horton Heat – Psychobilly Freakout (Live)

Reverend Horton Heat – I’m Mad, It’s Martini Time (Live)

I had never been to the Highline Ballroom, but knew you could catch Kanye West and other mainstream acts play “secret” shows here…if you’re cool enough to get invited. The sound was good, but the venue itself felt a little too upscale to host a real rock n roll show. Especially with beers at the very un-rock n roll price of $8. I wasn’t a fan of the candle-lit VIP table service going on upstairs either, but that’s just me.

Of course, none of that mattered to the Reverend Horton Heat. They came out and played a blistering 2 hour set covering a song or two from all their albums (except for 2000’s overlooked “Spend a Night in the Box”). I was especially stoked to hear rarely played gems “I’m Mad” and “Love Whip.” The sparse crowd on this night did little to dampen the intensity, and the band played the room like it was packed to the gills. After the show, the band stayed on stage and signed autographs and took pictures for whoever asked. 

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Setlist
– Reverend Horton Heat’s Big Blue Car
– Now Right Now
– I’m Mad
– Callin’ in Twisted
– Indigo Friends
– Galaxy 500
– Bales of Cocaine
– It’s Martini Time
– Big Little Baby
– Psychobilly Freakout
– Ain’t No Saguaro in Texas
– Drinkin’ And Smokin’ Cigarettes
– Rural Point of View
– Please Don’t Take the Baby to the Liquor Store
– Death Metal Guys
– Love Whip
– Rock the Joint
– Big Sky
– Baddest of the Bad
– Five-O Ford
– 400 Bucks
– Jimbo Song
– The Devil’s Chasin’ Me

– Big Red Rocket of Love
– Folsom Prison Blues
– Big Red Rocket Of Love (Reprise)

Download: Reverend Horton Heat – I’m Mad (Live)

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Download: Reverend Horton Heat – It’s Martini Time (Live)

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