A party band at heart, donning cowboy hats and kicking out a gleefully trashy brand of throttling, rockabilly-flavored garage punk. Supersuckers lyrics are raucous, over-the-top celebration of all the attendant evils of rock & roll — booze, drugs, Satan, and whatever other vices the band could think of, all glorified with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Save for an abrupt and temporary detour into hardcore honky tonk, their approach stayed relatively consistent through the ’90s, as did their quality control.
Supersuckers moved from Tuscan to Seattle in 1990, signing with Sub Pop and becoming grunge’s sole country-music dabblers, going so far as to back up Willie Nelson on the Tonight Show.
“If somebody is a carpenter for 30 years, they’re gonna be a f**king good carpenter, you know?” says Eddie. “So it shouldn’t be such a surprise that a band just gets better over time and I really genuinely believe that we have,” he says. And near-death experiences aside, Eddie says “It’s really sort of a miracle. I mean, who does anything for 30 years anymore?” On this summer’s 30th-anniversary tour, the band will play songs from their new album Suck It, some country faves, and two of their Sub Pop records in its entirety.
SUPERSUCKERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
w/ RAT CATCHER, SUNDAY REEDS & MEZZA,ROACH & HOG
Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong
w/ THE GO-SET & SACRAMENTO SCREAMERS
Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood (SELLING FAST)
w/ GRINDHOUSE, COSMIC KAHUNA & BATZ
16/02/2019 (SELLING FAST)
Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane
w/ PORT ROYAL, THE F1-ELEVENS & SOMETHING SOMETHING EXPLOSION
Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney (FREE)
w/ Special Guests