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Holy Roller
Reverend Horton Heat
Holy Roller
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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1999 compilation that spans the Rev's entire career from 1990 to 1998 covering his releases with both Sub Pop and Interscope. Also includes two previously unreleased tracks, 'Bath-Water Blues' and a cover of Johnny Cash's...  more »


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All Artists: Reverend Horton Heat
Title: Holy Roller
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sub Pop
Original Release Date: 4/20/1999
Release Date: 4/20/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: American Alternative, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 098787045024


Album Description
1999 compilation that spans the Rev's entire career from 1990 to 1998 covering his releases with both Sub Pop and Interscope. Also includes two previously unreleased tracks, 'Bath-Water Blues' and a cover of Johnny Cash's 'Folsom Prison B lues'. 24 tracks in all!

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Top Five Album!
Scott Schiefelbein | Portland, Oregon United States | 05/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're looking to build a music collection and have a limited budget that forces you to look at compilation CDs, "Holy Roller" is an absolute must. Nothing beats thrashing, wall-banging rockabilly for your entertainment buck, and "Holy Roller," with its 24 tracks, is a great capsule summary of one of the genre's defining bands.Spanning from "Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em" to "Space Heater," "Holly Roller" covers the glory year of the Rev. Not content with raging guitars and a frantic beat, the Rev. also throws out some of the most irreverent, hilarious lyrics around. "Big Red Rocket of Love," "Bad Reputation," "Big Little Baby," "Now, Right Now," and others are high-octane rockabilly. The Rev. gets a little more humorous with "Bales of Cocaine," "Cowboy Love," and "Eat Steak" -- sure to drive any vegetarian to distraction. "Where in the Hell Did You Go With My Toothbrush" is musical and comic genius. Clocking in at well over an hour, the 24 tracks are a true compilation . . . none of those wimpy ten-track greatest hits albums for the Rev! Again, if you can't get the entire CD catalog of the Rev, this is the way to go."
Unexpected Surprise
Scott Schiefelbein | 04/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I didn't realize this was a compilation when I ordered it (Subtract a star from Amazon). On the CD it says there's two previously unreleased songs, but in actuality there is three. At this point I'd still give it four stars because it is mostly old songs, but they did pick the absolute best of the Rev. If I were to start buying his CDs all over again, and if I weren't such a fanatic, I could buy this one CD and hear all my favorites. (Still at four stars though, until now). If there was only one song on this CD, looped for 60 minutes, "Where in the hell did you go with my toothbrush", the whole CD would still be worth 20 bucks! This additional unreleased song is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I'm not kidding, this song sums up the whole being of the Rev. I received the CD last night and I've listened to this track ten times already! I've cried, laughed, danced, and "sang". I can never seem to hear enough of this band. (I think it's Mazda that has one of his songs in their commercial, so it doesn't seem like I'm the only one who loves the music.)"
Good compilation
Alvin Johannes | Antarctica | 05/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Reverend Horton Heat are one of the pioneers of the "Psychobilly" sound, breathing new life into rockabilly by adding elements of punk, surf, metal, lounge, and psychedelia. Unfortunately, their studio albums have been wildly inconsistent, and having to wade through a sea of sub-par material to find the five or six gems scattered throughout each album can be a bit of a chore, and make it easy to write off the Reverend as a musical force. It's high time, then, that the Reverend got the "best of" treatment, bringing together an array of their truly great tunes. Unfortunately, "Holy Roller" acts as somewhat of a career overview, forcing us to sit through later tracks like the truly embarrasing "Lie Detector" from the downright disposable "Space Heater" album. For the most part, though, "Holy Roleer" sticks to the beer drinkin', hell rasin' good times that The Reverend is revered for."