Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Supersuckers 

Wednesday, May 5; the Duck Room

"If you got the goods, brother, bring it on/My mother done brought me up wrong" and "You know/I'm in league with Satan/You know/There's no debating/My hell bound trail," from "Born With a Tail" by the Supersuckers, aren't exactly lyrics that smack of subtlety. Neither are songs such as "Bad Bad Bad," "I Want the Drugs" and "Must Have Been High," but then again, nobody goes to a Supersuckers show expecting a ballet.

Like a dust devil tearing through the desert, the Supersuckers have been playing their brand of high-octane dirty rock & roll and countrified punk for a decade and a half, leaving sore eardrums and bloody noses across the land. With their twin-guitar four-piece attack, the Supersuckers are the perfect soundtrack for a whiskey apocalypse but are deft enough to slow down and do a whole album of traditional country tunes. They even went so far as to record and play with the legendary Willie Nelson (they did an amazing version of "Bloody Mary Morning" on the Tonight Show a few years back).

Singer and "song-maker-upper" Eddie Spaghetti has recently put out a solo record, but the Supersuckers' local stop on this tour is a full-band show supporting their most recent self-released record, Motherfuckers Be Trippin. Bring the shotgun shells and the hidden flask of whiskey; the Supersuckers will bring the "Evil Powers of Rock & Roll."

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Latest in Critics' Picks

More by Erik Alan Carlson

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 1, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation