Proclaiming yourself to be the greatest rock-n-roll band in the world isnt quite as bad as elevating yourself above Jesus Christ, but man, thats still a lot of self-generated hype to live up to. Its a title that the Supersuckers have been working towards for twenty years now, after writing themselves into the rock and roll history books with songs all about the vices commonly associated with rock-n-roll sex, drugs, alcohol and the devil. The Suckers have spent the greater part of this year touring Europe and South America in support of last years well-received Get It Together, an LP that, as always, fuses Eddie Spaghettis brawny and confident vocals, Scottzilla Churillas relentless drumming and Rontrose Heathman and Dan Thunder Boltons sweet, sweet guitar solos and duels. And while the songs on this album are somehow more earnest and grounded than their previous party music, its still got that same grandstanding that has become the bands trademark (one of the tracks is called Im a Fucking Genius). All the Supersuckers ever wanted was to rock your pants off. Just let em. With Thee Emergency and the Cold Cold Ground. Photo courtesy Stephanie Neal.
Thu., Sept. 10, 8 p.m., 2009