The Reverend Horton Heat are one of the defining bands of psychobilly in the US. Formed by musician Jim Heath in 1986(as well as Horton Heat being his stage name), the band mixes several genres into what is best described by the band as "country-fed punkabilly", with a frantic pace and unique live performances. Heath's lyrics tends to be humorous and self-deprecating.
Tropes that describe the music of The Reverend Horton Heat:
- All Deserts Have Cacti: "Ain't No Saguaro in Texas" is a complaint about this trope.
- Break-Up Song: "Where The Hell Did You Go With My Toothbrush" is a humorous one written after Jim's wife left him.
- Careful with That Axe: Heath tends to yell excitedly in song intros.
- Food Songs Are Funny: "Eat Steak"
- Intercourse with You: "Let Me Teach You How To Eat" is food puns mixed with allusions to sex acts and the music video amplifies the effect. "Love Whip" is both this as well as Obligatory Bondage Song. Many other songs as well...
- Ode to Intoxication: Roughly half the band's songs are about drinking.
- Sex Drugs And Rock N Roll: The prime focus of most of the lyrical output of the band.
- Signature Song: "Psychobilly Freakout'