“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’ mighty 13th studio album ‘Play That Rock ‘N’ Roll’, set for release on February 7th on Steamhammer / SPV as a Digipak CD, 140 gram red vinyl LP (with printed inner sleeve), download and stream.

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 its 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 shit and you can feel it.

Songs like ‘Bringing It Back’ and ‘Last Time Again’ deliver a Ramones-like wall of sound, courtesy of guitarist Metal Marty Chandler, while ‘You Ain’t The Boss Of Me’ recalls Dirty Deeds-era AC/DC – and never one to be taken too seriously, Eddie and company make sure to keep the Supersuckers’ tongue firmly planted in cheek with ‘That’s a Thing?’ and ‘Gettin’ Into Each Other’s Pants’. The album also includes a rousing cover of Michael Monroe’s ‘Dead, Jail Or Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and a long overdue revival of the Allen Toussaint penned ‘A Certain Girl’.

The Supersuckers have confirmed a headline UK tour straight after the release of ‘Play That Rock ‘N’ Roll’; dates are:-

9th February                 LONDON 100 Club

10th February                YORK The Crescent

11th February                BLACKPOOL Waterloo Music Bar

12th February               GLASGOW Audio

13th February                EDINBURGH Bannermans

14th February                NEWCASTLE Cumberland Arms

15th February                PERSHORE The Iron Road

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 humour 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 still doing 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!!”


SUPERSUCKERS “Play That Rock ‘N’ Roll”

Release  Date: February 07th, 2020
Format:            – CD Digipack
– LP, 140g red vinyl, printed inner sleeve

01. Ain’t Gonna Stop (Until I Stop It) 2:49
02. Getting Into Each Other’s Pants 2:44
03. Deceptive Expectation 3:44
04. You Ain’t The Boss Of Me 3:54
05. Bringing It Back 2:35
06. Play That Rock ‘N’ Roll 3:07
07. That’s A Thing 2:20
08. Last Time Again 2:55
09. Die Alone 3:29
10. Dead, Jail Or Rock N’ Roll 3:25
11. A Certain Girl 2:06
12. Ain’t No Day 4:15

Line Up:
Eddie Spaghetti – Lead & Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Marty Chandler – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Chris von Streicher – Drums & Persussion, Backing Vocals

Tourdates 2020:
07.02. NL-Deventer – Burgerweeshuis
08.02. NL-Amsterdam – Paradiso
09.02. UK-London – 100 Club
10.02. UK-York – The Crescent
11.02. UK-Blackpool – Waterloo Music Bar
12.02. UK-Glasgow – Audio
13.02. UK-Edinburgh – Bannermans
14.02. UK-Newcastle Upon Tyne – Cumberland Arms
15.02. UK-Pershore – The Iron Road
17.02. FR-Rennes – Mondo Bizarro
19.02. ES-Barcelona – Rocksound
20.02. ES-Valencia – Loco Club
21.02. ES-Murcia – Sala Rem
22.02. ES-Estepona – Louie Louie
23.02. ES-Madrid – Gruta 77
24.02. ES-Leon – Babylon
25.02. ES-Vigo – Sala Rouge
26.02. PT-Porto – Barracuda Club
27.02. ES-Mieres – Cultur Center
28.02. ES-Hondarribia – Psilocybenea
29.02. ES-Vitoria-Gasteiz – Helldorado
02.03. FR-Montpellier – Secret Place
03.03. IT-Torino – Blah Blah
04.03. IT-Milano – Magazzini Generali
05.03. IT-Bologna – Freakout Club
06.03. IT-Parma – Splinter Club
07.03. IT-Treviso – Nasty Boys Saloon
12.03. BG-Sofia – Live & Loud
13.03. GR-Thessaloniki – 8Ball Club
14.03. GR-Athens – AN Club
18.03. HR-Zagreb – Hard Place
19.03. DE-Munich – Folks Club
20.03. DE-Stuttgart – Goldmarks
21.03. DE-Kempten – SkyLounge
22.03. DE-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
23.03. CH-Solothurn – Kofmehl
24.03. DE-Cologne – Sonic Ballroom
25.03. DE-Kassel – Goldgrube
26.03. DE-Berlin – Wild At Heart
28.03. DE-Lauchhammer – Real Music Club
30.03. DK-Copenhagen – Basement
31.03. NO-Halden – Siste Reis Pub
01.04. NO-Trondheim – Lobbyen
02.04. NO-Oslo – John Dee
03.04. SE-Avesta – Garaget
04.04. SE-Stockholm – Bar Brooklyn
14.04. FR-Strasbourg – La Maison Bleue
15.04. BE-Ittre – Zik Zak
16.04. NL-Eindhoven – Blue Collar
17.04. BE-Saint Niklas – De Casino
18.04. NL-Utrecht – DB’s

photos (c) Harmony Gerber, Brian Kaz


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: