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Classic Album Review: Supersuckers | Must’ve Been Live

The Seattle country-punks find common ground between Johnnys Cash & Rotten.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Lately, Seattle’s Supersuckers have been two, two, two bands in one.

Sometimes, they’re speed-demon punks who worship at the altar of sex, drugs and rawk while spewing wickedly funny tunes about liquor, women, drugs and killing. Other times, they’re country roots-rockers who worship at the altar of sex, drugs and Willie Nelson while spewing wickedly funny tunes about liquor, women, drugs and killing. The raucous Must’ve Been Live, recorded last year at gigs in Texas and California, captures the second incarnation in all its rip-snorting, grit ’n’ spit glory. With sunglasses in place, cowboy boots a-tapping and tongue firmly in cheek, singer-bassist Eddie Spaghetti leads his loco wolf pack through a raggedly personable set of smart-assed originals (Dead in the Water, Roadworn and Weary, Non Addictive Marijuana) and twangy country classics (Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin, Alabama, Louisiana or Maybe Tennessee, Peace in the Valley) that find the common ground between Johnny Cash and Johnny Rotten. Hail Satan and pass the Jack Daniel’s.