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It's Martini Time
Reverend Horton Heat
It's Martini Time
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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A thematically-appropriate followup to 1994's Liquor in the Front, this EP finds the Texas tornado in a (somewhat) subdued mode. But even though the pedal is off the metal, the party remains in full swing since Rev. Jim He...  more »

      
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All Artists: Reverend Horton Heat
Title: It's Martini Time
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fontana Interscope
Original Release Date: 7/2/1996
Release Date: 7/2/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: American Alternative, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 606949006525, 606949006549

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A thematically-appropriate followup to 1994's Liquor in the Front, this EP finds the Texas tornado in a (somewhat) subdued mode. But even though the pedal is off the metal, the party remains in full swing since Rev. Jim Heath can't help but be the host with the most, an attitude that shines through on low-key loungers like "That's Showbiz." And while the disc does lack the over-the-top energy of earlier releases, the Rev. and his disciples haven't totally disavowed the psychobilLy gospel: for all its suave veneer, the title track still sounds more like an invitation to quaff a cuppa moonshine than an iced cocktail. --David Sprague

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Reverend Horton Heat - 'It's Martini Time' (Interscope) 3 1
Mike Reed | USA | 07/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Basically,if you like good old fashioned straight ahead rockabilly with a 'swing' attitude,you should finding this CD appealing.I've always been sort of a fair weather fan of the Reverend and his rocking trio.This disc is probably one of two of his titles I even have a copy of.The absolute best cut here is without a doubt in my mind "Now,Right Now" with other notable tracks being "Big Red Rocket Of Love"(sounds like a South Park episode,doesn't it?),title cut "It's Martini Time",the foot-stomper "Rock The Joint" and "Forbidden Jungle"."
All praise the Reverend!!
hoagamaniac | College Park, MD United States | 04/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Reverend Horton Heat can slam you silly. The Reverend can use his holy powers to make you swing and snap the fingers baby. What else can be said except, "Get this disc"? Some have said this is not thier best work. if this is the case you should probably get this one first and see how good thier "bad" stuff is.Tracks like Big Red Rocket of Love, Time to Pray, and It's Martini Time are rockin', rollin' tunes that any rock fan should appreciate. Crooked Cigarette and Slingshot are of a more mellow, foot tapping speed that does a nice job of balancing out the disc.If not for on-line mp3s, I never would have heard the stuff that makes these guys worth the money. Now I have to add the rest to my collection. Why can't radio be more like this? Donate your cash today good disciple. Support The Reverend Horton Heat."
The Call Up
Markus Pacal | Austin, TX | 05/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well...The Reverend has hit it big. After recording 3 records for Sub Pop, the band jumped to a major label & put out "It's Martini Time" on Interscope back in '96. In addition, their drummer, Taz, left to go work w/ Izzy Stradlin on "110 Degrees" & current Supersucker, Scott Churilla, took over the drum stool.

If ya love Horton Heat, you'll love this record. Because he never puts out a bad one. If you're looking for maturity & growth, go find some wimpy emo band playing in a coffee shop. This ain't that band. Just another smokin' hot collection of 14 great songs. You get psychobilly speedsters, mid-tempo romps & a couple more vintage "send-up" songs that are bring-you-to-your-knees funny. Highlights include "Big Red Rocket Of Love," "Slow," It's Martini Time," "Crooked Cigarette" & "Now, Right Now." Xtra credit for the "brokeback" song "Cowboy Love" which was put out long before the film "Brokeback Mountain" hit theatres and a new phrase was coined. And "That's Showbiz" ends this disc in a semi-serious, semi-comedic way that will want you to press play one more time around."