THE SUPERSUCKERS “GET THE HELL”
Lemmy Killmister of Motorhead has been quoted as saying “If you don’t like The Supersuckers…then you don’t like Rock and Roll.”
I can’t help but wonder if the the droning air raid sirens at the intro to this ass kicking new record from the self proclaimed Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World “The Supersuckers” are a small tilt of the cowboy hat to another institution of rock and roll, the legendary Motorhead and their classic “Bomber.”
Right out the gate on this record with the title track “Get The Hell” Eddie and the band are firing up the big block and putting the hammer down warning you that you better hang on tight or end up flung onto the blacktop like a bloated coyote carcass baking in the AZ sun.
The very anthemic track “Pushin’ Thru” has a wonderful twangy guitar riff that that explodes into a very punchy punk feeling song that is uplifting and powerful to me. “Cause I ain’t done and I’m a keep Pushin’ Thru, no I ain’t done I’m a keep Pushin’ Thru” is such an absolutely beautiful simple chorus that has as much relevance to me today as a fat, happy suburban family man as it probably would have had back when I was twenty years old, bumming change for a can of pork and beans to eat, living out of my 1964 Ford Fairlane back when it seemed everything I touched turned to dogshit. I will keep “Pushin’ Thru” to do what needs to be done, take care of business and destroy anything in my path that is keeping me from accomplishing my goals in life! Lyrics on “Gluttonous” again highlight Eddie Spaghetti’s jump in headfirst style that is all or nothing and truly “Gluttonous!” He writes brilliant in your face, have a taste of what this shit is all about lyrics that are about as real as it gets. Come get a little taste of it and guess what? You’ll go out and buy a bag of it tomorrow because that is what the Supersuckers are all about people…
Another highlight of this record is the band’s cover of Depeche Mode’s sleepy, dreamy opiate drenched “Never Let Me Down Again” where they swap Mexican black tar heroin for some high quality crystal clear methamphetamine, in my humble opinion a much better version of the song! Throughout this record I’m hearing and tasting periods of rock and roll in my life mostly 80’s and 90’s hard rock and fast paced punk stuff that will always be there for me and I have to thank The Supersuckers for keeping it real and where it belongs, on the road for more than 25 years they are also one of the hardest working bands in Rock and Roll.
The fact that the band went more punchy rock than country twang this time around does the famous Supersucker dueling Les Paul wall of sound absolute justice throughout the entire record. Eddie Spaghetti’s catchy lyrics propped up by his thumping gut pounding bass lines round this whole thing out to make one hell of a hard driving record that I totally am hooked on right now!
So there it is people, a short and sweet review of the rockin’ kick ass new record from “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in The World” –THE SUPERSUCKERS go out and get it.