Supersuckers – at Axis – Review


at Axis
review and photo by Rich Rodichok

I’m not sure, but I think I have a new favorite band. I mean, I’d have to see them three or four more times and listen to Sacrilicious (Subpop) all day, every day for another week or so to be certain, but for now, let’s just say I like ’em a lot and I think you will, too.

On tour promoting their new album, Eddie Spaghetti and his posse of punk cowboys packed ’em in at Axis (opening for the Reverend H.H. sure didn’t hurt on that account). Coming from the same record company that launched Soundgarden and Nirvana, Supersuckers surprised me with a performance that couldn’t have been less Seattle. AC/DC-esque guitar riffs with distortion effects something like the Heretix, with a psychobilly punk beat throughout. The lyrical content is somewhat lacking, but who listens to lyrics anyway. I’d pay to see ’em, and I don’t say that about just any band.