In His Own Words: Reverend Horton Heat’s Jim Heath on what keeps ’em going

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“I think it’s fear. Fear is a great motivator. Fear is a lot better motivator than confidence. Confidence will lead you down the path of thinking you are so great that you don’t have to practice or you don’t have to keep going. You can take a year or two off and it will all be ok (laughs). We never did that. We just kept going and going and going. See, the thing is we used to work so hard. We used to play 250, 275 shows a year. I mean it was insane. That was when we were younger, and when the kids started coming we backed it down to about 120 shows a year, which still makes us one of the hardest working bands out there, because we consistently do that, that average. So we did back it down a little bit, but we’re still out there working, still out there all the time. Like I said, fear. The fear that it’ll all go away. Maybe that’s it. We don’t take it for granted. It’s like we’re really lucky that we were able to do this, so we’re not gonna quit. We’re gonna try hard to get better.”

 

JIM HEATH / RHH

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the quote comes from the Matt Kelemen interview for Las Vegas Magazine.

 

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