25 to Life

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
In 1985, Jim Heath, a guitar player from Dallas who liked classic blues, rockabilly, and the Cramps, began playing gigs under the stage name the Reverend Horton Heat after a friend decided he needed a new stage persona. More than 25 years later, Heath is still making the most of his alter ego, headlining up to 150 shows a year where he tears up the stage for a loyal fan base. If Heath isn't quite the demonic force he was when he first exploded onto the national stage in the early '90s, he's still one of the very best guitarists on the roots rock scene, capable of blazing speed and slashing impact while maintaining a fluid dexterity and surprisingly graceful melodic sense ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
In 1985, Jim Heath, a guitar player from Dallas who liked classic blues, rockabilly, and the Cramps, began playing gigs under the stage name the Reverend Horton Heat after a friend decided he needed a new stage persona. More than 25 years later, Heath is still making the most of his alter ego, headlining up to 150 shows a year where he tears up the stage for a loyal fan base. If Heath isn't quite the demonic force he was when he first exploded onto the national stage in the early '90s, he's still one of the very best guitarists on the roots rock scene, capable of blazing speed and slashing impact while maintaining a fluid dexterity and surprisingly graceful melodic sense that gives each of his flurries of notes a life of their own, and his rhythm section Jimbo Wallace on upright bass and Paul Simmons on drums can run rings around nearly anyone in rock & roll. In 2010, the Reverend Horton Heat played a string of dates to celebrate 25 years of hot-wired rockabilly mayhem, and 25 to Life was recorded during the San Francisco date of that tour; it's also the first live album Heath and Company have released after all those years together. The set list spans the breadth of Heath's career, from the A-side to the first Reverend Horton Heat single "Big Little Baby" to a new and previously unreleased tune "Please Don't Take the Baby to the Liquor Store", and in the absence of a cross-licensed Greatest Hits package, 25 to Life does a better job than any album to date of charting the path of his musical vision. You may not need the bass and drum solos as part of a definitive study of the Reverend Heat's music, but the song selection skims the cream from his back catalog, and the band attacks this music with a crowd-pleasing vigor and impressive enthusiasm. Most bands don't sound this hot in their salad days, let alone after 25 years on the road, and 25 to Life not only affirms Jim Heath's status as one of the best rock guitarists at work today, but confirms he's a hell of a showman who isn't about to let an audience go home disappointed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2012
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • UPC: 634457223127
  • Catalog Number: 2231
  • Sales rank: 67,881

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 East Steak (2:31)
  2. 2 Big Little Baby (2:29)
  3. 3 Loaded Gun (4:14)
  4. 4 One Time for Me (3:29)
  5. 5 Five-O Ford (2:28)
  6. 6 Liquor, Beer & Wine (3:25)
  7. 7 I Can't Surf (2:40)
  8. 8 The Entertainer (1:14)
  9. 9 It's Martini Time (3:14)
  10. 10 Cowboy Love (2:40)
  11. 11 Now, Right Now (2:39)
  12. 12 Pride os San Jacinto (3:13)
  13. 13 Jimbo Song (2:21)
  14. 14 Sue Jack Daniels (3:22)
  15. 15 Spend a Night in the Box (3:04)
  16. 16 The Girl in Blue (3:51)
  17. 17 The Party in Your Head (3:56)
  18. 18 What's Reminding Me of You (2:57)
  19. 19 Loco Gringos Like a Party (4:49)
  20. 20 Like a Rocket (2:45)
  21. 21 Galaxy 500 (3:17)
  22. 22 Callin' In Twisted (2:33)
  23. 23 Indigo Friends (3:55)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I'm Mad (3:34)
  2. 2 Big Little Baby (2:10)
  3. 3 400 Bucks (3:03)
  4. 4 The Devil's Chasing Me (6:38)
  5. 5 Big Sky (3:05)
  6. 6 Baddest of the Bad (2:39)
  7. 7 It's Martini Time (3:28)
  8. 8 The Please Don't Take the Baby to the Liquor Store (2:39)
  9. 9 Jimbo Wallace Introduction (0:36)
  10. 10 Jimbo Song (2:21)
  11. 11 Spend a Night in the Box (4:06)
  12. 12 Callin' In Twisted (2:33)
  13. 13 Indigo Friends (4:34)
  14. 14 Psychobilly Freakout (4:43)
  15. 15 Where In the Hell Did You Go with My Toothbrush (3:55)
  16. 16 The Big Red Rocket of Love (8:45)
  17. 17 The Party in Your Head
  18. 18 What's Reminding Me of You
  19. 19 Loco Gringos Like a Party
  20. 20 Like a Rocket
  21. 21 Galaxy 500
  22. 22 Callin' in Twisted
  23. 23 Indigo Friends
Disc 3
  1. 1 Bullet
  2. 2 I'm Mad
  3. 3 Big Little Baby
  4. 4 Loaded Gun
  5. 5 400 Bucks
  6. 6 The Devil's Chasing Me
  7. 7 Big Sky
  8. 8 Baddest of the Bad
  9. 9 It's Martini Time
  10. 10 Please Don't Take the Baby to the Liquor Store
  11. 11 Death Metal Guys
  12. 12 Jimbo Song
  13. 13 Spend a Night in the Box
  14. 14 Galaxy 500
  15. 15 Callin' in Twisted
  16. 16 Indigo Friends
  17. 17 Psychobilly Freakout
  18. 18 Where the Hell Did You Go with My Toothbrush
  19. 19 Bales of Cocaine
  20. 20 Big Red Rocket/Folsom Prison Blues
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Reverend Horton Heat Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Patrick Bentley Composer
Gibby Haynes Producer
The Reverend Horton Heat Producer, Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy
Al Jourgensen Producer
Paul Leary Producer
Thom Panunzio Producer
Paul Simmons Composer
Ed Stasium Producer
Josh Miller Cover Photo
Dave Allen Producer
Jeffrey Kowalchuk Cover Photo
James C. Heath Composer
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