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.
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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