Three is the magic number for rock fans this week, with a trio of big-name albums on the way. If they’re too loud, you’re too quiet. Or something like that.
Father Of All …
THE PRESS RELEASE: “This record is The New! Soul, Motown, glam and manic anthemic. Punks, freaks and punishers! The Dirty messy. The Stink. The lyrics are like a party and lifestyle of not giving a fuck. The life AND death of the party. Not political. Surviving in chaos. The real shit. Me Mike and Tre of the Green Day cut through the bullshit. That’s how it’s always been for us. Everything else is fake. Frauds I tell ya!! Rock has lost its balls. We’re gonna teabag all these mother fuckers. The baddest rock band on the planet that gives a shit. “Glorious” or “glorious anarchy” seems to be the word that keeps coming up that reflects Dancing Tribalism Anxiety Joy Violence Drugs Booze. Dangerous songs for dangerous kids! Our motto?? “Nothing says fuck you like a unicorn” Love And kisses, Billie.”
Stone Temple Pilots
THE PRESS RELEASE: “Stone Temple Pilots embark upon a new sonic adventure with Perdida, the band’s first-ever acoustic album. It features 10 deeply personal songs that weave introspective lyrics together with unexpected instruments to take listeners on an emotional and musical journey through letting go and starting over. Perdida, the band’s eighth studio album, features guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz and vocalist Jeff Gutt, who joined Stone Temple Pilots in 2017. The band produced the album and recorded the majority of it earlier this year at Kretz’s Bomb Shelter Studio. Dean says the album’s title (Spanish for “loss”) foreshadows its somber mood. “You have to live it to write it, and this record is a reflection of where we’ve been recently.” Robert says Perdida is as much a musical journey as it is an emotional one thanks the touches of flute, alto saxophone, vintage keyboards, guitarrón and Marxophone featured throughout the album. “I’ve always loved how different instruments can accentuate a song in unexpected ways. Working with other musicians on this album was such a joy because it gave us a rare opportunity to hear our songs through someone else’s ears.”
Play That Rock n’ Roll
THE PRESS RELEASE: “Ain’t gonna stop until I stop it, Ain’t gonna let it go until I drop it,” growls Eddie Spaghetti on the first track off the Supersuckers’ 13th studio album, Play That Rock n’ Roll. Tracked over the course of four sweltering days at Willie Nelson’s Austin, TX studio, Play That Rock n’ Roll rocks with an amphetamine intensity, delivering muscular riffs, big choruses and more than a few tricks up it’s sleeve. Raw, immediate and often times hilarious, Play That Rock n’ Roll is the album a band makes after slugging it out on the road for thirty years (barring a one year hiatus while Eddie battled throat cancer). No frills, no guest stars and no collaborations, the album earns the listener’s ear – the Supersuckers have lived this s and you can feel it. All in all, Play That Rock n’ Roll delivers the middle finger brand of Rock n’ Roll the band has been known for since signing to Sub Pop in the early 1990’s. Combining the ferocity of Motörhead, the off kilter humor of Cheap Trick and the swagger of Steve Earle, the ‘Suckers earned their spurs playing everywhere from dirt floor dive bars to The Tonight Show. Thirty years later, they still deliver the goods, or in the words of Eddie Spaghetti himself… “The Supersuckers have been doing this for a long time. A LONG time. And the fact that we’re stilldoing it is not lost on us. We still love Rock n Roll. I mean, we must. There’s no other explanation for why we would still be putting out fresh, new rock music anymore. No one NEEDS it. Hell, hardly anybody even WANTS it. But here it is. Another master class in quality Rock n’ Roll. Sure it’s for the few, the proud, the People of Impeccable Taste, the Connoisseurs Of Quality but it makes us happy to know we still got it. And we do. We might be better than we’ve ever been and that’s exciting. So here it is, our love letter to good, ass kicking rock n roll. Turn it on, turn it up and listen to the Supersuckers play that Rock n’ Roll!!”