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Reverend Horton Heat 

Laughin’ & Cryin’(Yep Roc)

Guys have their foolish moments, what with fantasy sports and beer hats and all, but the caricatures needn't lack empathy. Take this song "Beer Holder." Nobody addled enough to admire his expanding belly's utility as a coaster would think to write a song about it. That's where Reverend Horton Heat comes in: white trash wit from the inside. "Death Metal Guys," it seems, are more likely to live with their moms than eat brains. More acerbic is "Rural Point of View," a defence of guns and trucks out there where food grows and rockabilly flows. It's observation and sweet pedal steel that takes the Reverend beyond joke-band status.

Death Metal Guys - Reverend Horton Heat

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