Liquor in the Front

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Liquor in the Front
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Studio album by The Reverend Horton Heat
Released July 5, 1994
Studio Crystal Clear Studios, Dallas, Texas
Genre Psychobilly
Length 35:42
Label Sub Pop / Interscope
Producer Al Jourgensen
The Reverend Horton Heat chronology
The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat
(1993)The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat1993
Liquor in the Front
It's Martini Time
(1996)It's Martini Time1996
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Liquor in the Front (subtitled Poker in the Rear) is the third album by The Reverend Horton Heat. It was jointly released by Sub Pop and Interscope Records in July 1994. Al Jourgensen (of Ministry-fame) produced the album.

The song "In Your Wildest Dreams" (along with "The Reverend" himself) was featured in a Homicide: Life on the Street episode from season four, entitled "Full Moon". Also, the song "I Can't Surf" appears in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and "Baddest of the Bad" appeared in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground.

The album title is from a double entendre, "Liquor ("lick her") in the front, poker ("poke her") in the rear".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jim Heath except as noted.

  1. "Big Sky" – 3:07
  2. "Baddest of the Bad" – 2:27
  3. "One Time for Me" – 3:30
  4. "Five-O Ford" – 2:29
  5. "In Your Wildest Dreams" (Heath/Wallace) – 2:58
  6. "Yeah, Right" – 2:44
  7. "Crusin' for a Bruisin'" – 3:20
  8. "I Could Get Used to It" – 1:58
  9. "Liquor, Beer & Wine" (Heath/Livingston) – 3:25
  10. "I Can't Surf" (Heath/Wallace/Bentley) – 2:41
  11. "Jezebel" (Shanklin) – 3:11
  12. "Rockin' Dog" – 2:38
  13. "The Entertainer" (Joplin) – 1:14


  • Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath – vocals, guitar
  • Jimbo Wallace – upright bass
  • Taz Bentleydrums
  • Tim Alexander – keyboards, accordion
  • Al Jourgensen – producer, pedal steel guitar, piano, vocals
  • Siavoch Ahmadzadeh – assistant engineer
  • Keith Rust – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Lane – assistant mix engineer
  • Barry Goldberg – assistant mix engineer
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Kim Holt – art direction + design
  • Michael Lavine – band photos
  • Mosquito – cartoon illustrations

Chart positions[edit]


Year Album Chart Position
1994 Liquor in the Front Heatseekers 18


Year Single Chart Position
1994 "One Time For Me" Modern Rock Tracks 40