The Reverend Horton Heat has been labeled a "Psychobilly" band by much of the music press, but their frontman disagrees with this characterization. In our interview with Reverend Horton Heat
(Jim Heath), he explained: "We're not really Psychobilly."
Elaborating on why, he said: "Back when I was first starting out, we were like a rockabilly band that was just a little bit more turned up and a little bit more aggressive, because we were writing our own songs. But I wrote a song about 1989 called 'Psychobilly Freakout.'
And at that time a lot of the Punk Rock people and kids in America and a lot of the Alternative fans in America never heard of Psychobilly, they didn't know about all those bands: The Meteors, Guana Batz, and Batmobile. But they heard where I was doing heavy hitting Psychobilly, where I really hadn't, I just had a song called 'Psychobilly.'"