Reverend Horton Heat Kick Of The Damned’s Celebration In Costa Mesa
COSA MESA, CA–
“The first act to take the stage was the Reverend Horton Heat and he kicked off the epic night with a rocking performance of “Psychobilly Freakout”: a raucous signature song for the band. The trio, led by Jim Heath on guitar and vocals with Jimbo Wallace on Upright Bass, Arjuna “RJ” Contraras and guest piano player, Lance Lipinsky, performed a blistering array of psychobilly from their repertoire. From the photo pit, you could see Dave Vanian, the Captain and one-time Damned tour bass player and Cadillac Tramp, Warren Renfrow watching with glee from the side stage.
Other highlights from the set were, “Let me teach you how to Eat,” “400 bucks,” (a personal favorite). “Whole New Life” and “Hate to See You Cry” off of their 2018 release, “Whole New Life.”
After sharing a story of touring with the late, great Lemmy Kilmister, the Rev and Crew threw down a rousing rendition of Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades.” Though their set was short- approximately 30 minutes in length- they proved it is not the length of time that makes a show, but the quality of music and the passion it embodies. It’s always good to see the Reverend Horton Heat. I look forward to the next one…”