Lucky 7 - The Reverend Horton Heat
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  • Summary: The seventh album for the Texas-based rockabilly star and his band features the track "Like a Rocket," selected as this year's official Daytona 500 theme song.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
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  1. The Rev is still peddling a buoyant mix of rockabilly, surf and cow-punk aimed at covering life's sinful little pleasures. [Apr 2002, p.98]
  2. For his eighth album, he has returned to renowned metal producer Ed Stasium, who delivers both high-impact guitar and sufficient clarity for enjoyment of Heat's droll way with words. [Apr 2002, p.120]
  3. 70
    Speed rock, Gretsch guitar thunder and frontman heroics give this rockabilly cat his claws. [#54, p.102]
  4. Although it peters out in its last 10 minutes, Lucky 7 is a workmanlike and thrilling if unadventurous addition to Heat's fiery catalog, and provides him with more fuel for his explosive gigs.
  5. The good stuff aside, if hard whiskey, hard women and aboveground pools aren't your thing-- and I would imagine not-- it's tough to recommend Lucky 7.
  6. 50
    Humour takes too firm a hold as the band play on, creating the probably unfair feeling that this is just a light tribute to old, inspired sounds. [May 2002, p.108]
  7. The problem is that the band seems to have switched onto autopilot when writing these songs.

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  1. KristenC.
    Sep 5, 2002
    10
    The Reverend's music is all relative. I think he is one of the best, original, no-sell-out artists of the last 10 years. This album The Reverend's music is all relative. I think he is one of the best, original, no-sell-out artists of the last 10 years. This album ROCKS, as do all his releases...... Expand
  2. MichaelM
    Jun 29, 2004
    9
    I love almost all of this CD, however, as wonderful a bass player as he is I could live without the last track "You've got a Friend in Jimbo".