Jim Heath (Reverend Horton Heat) jumps in my car for burgers at Billy Goat Tavern (430 N. Michigan – Lower Level) and conversation about his long and awesome career. This (and every) episode is presented by Boost Mobile.
You can watch the video of us driving to Billy Goat here!
We chat about:
- Rev’s love affair with Chicago (“What’s the number one city in the world? Chicago’s either got to be that, or number two”)
- “Let Me Teach You How to Eat” and its hot video
- Rev’s love affair with mid-century American culture
- The time Rev met Johnny and June Carter Cash
- The first song Rev learned how to play on guitar
- The Rev’s lyrics (including my personal favorite)
- Radio has never known what to do with the Reverend Horton Heat
- The story of “Spooky Boots”
- Chicago and Texas blues – How both influence and inspire Rev
- Rev’s relationship with BBQ (“It’s a great part of Americana”)
- Why Rev enjoys playing music more now than when he was younger
- The mid-90s era, and the album Reverend Horton Heat worked on with Al Jourgensen (“Liquor in the Front”)
- The Boost Mobile Social Media Message of the Week comes from listener Noah
- The Rev’s relationship with social media
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