(Photo by Chris Davis)
The Supersuckers are one of those bands that make me smile, standup, and dance…and not necessarily in that order. They are still rockin’ after all of these years, and they are great fun.
I came to know the Supersuckers probably five years ago. I walked into a show on the Outlaw Country Cruise...I think it was the 2nd voyage, and they were rocking their asses off. I heard lead singer and bass man Eddie Spaghettisay, “Who hasn’t felt this way?’ and they busted into “Get the Hell Out,” which is a great ode to getting as far away from where you don’t want to be.
I’ve come to love a lot of their songs from “Born with a Tail” to “Pretty Fd Up” to the aforementioned “Get the Hell Out.” Their songs have the feeling that you can’t really describe other than that they have soul. When you find an artist like this, you connect with it, and there’s really no reason that you do. I feel that way about the Supersuckers.
Not only are they great songwriters and players but along with Eddie Spaghetti, guitar virtuoso Metal Marty and drummer Chris Von Streicher are great dudes. I’ve had the chance to meet them and visit with them, and they are super genuine. This last Outlaw Country Cruise, my wife and I had the chance to spend a little time with Eddie and his wife and they are super sweet people…the kind of folks that make you happy you met them.
The band has a new album out, Play that Rock-n-Roll, and it is great. Lots of great awesome toe-tappers and songs that make you feel like you’ve known them forever. You should go get a copy of it if you can. Their recent European tour was canceled mid-tour due to the COVID-19 virus spreading around Europe, and we all know what this has caused for touring musicians’ income. Eddie Spaghetti is also doing some Facebook Liveshows where he gives the history of Supersuckers songs. It’s a lot of fun, and you can use the virtual tip jar to support them while they are off the road.
Check them out. They are fun. They are hardworking. They are the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world. They are the Supersuckers.