Supersuckers – Concert Review


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I suffered many a hangover that started innocently enough with a few beers & that cd….Somehow I’d often end up downtown tripping around in heels, a bustier & a cowboy hat…I suppose that record is aptly named….perhaps I ought to have heeded the cryptic warning.

Regrets and hangovers aside, I was peel-off-the-ceiling excited to check out their show in Montreal last May.

With such an incredibly diverse library of tunes to pick from, I was curious how Supersuckers would go about building a set list, I wanted to find out after spending the better part of the last decade on the road – how this tour was going

A Supersuckers show is a glorious thing to behold.  I’ve heard it said that once they hit the stage they could turn any old Wednesday night into a decent Friday night.

Eddie Spaghetti cracked me up when after pounding out their first song, which was met with applause and enthusiastic cheers, asked “Are you ready to start the show?”, after which he introduced the Supersuckers humbly as the “Greatest Rock’n’Roll band in the World!”.

The live show was sweltering.  “Metal” Marty certainly proved from where his nickname hailed…dude is a blistering player!  He was a joy to watch, and I totally caught him smiling a few times!  He was having fun on stage and it showed.

On the opposite side of the stage, Bolton, standing slightly less stoic than he had throughout the interview, pounded out the rhythm tracks seemingly effortlessly, leaning into the mic occasionally to add his harmonies to the mix.

Nearing the end of the show, Spaghetti took a photograph of the Montreal crowd, after encouraging everyone to give him a one-finger salute.  “Squeeze in, c’mon a little closer…Perfect”.  It was an endearing gesture to which the audience reacted favorably.

I love the Supersuckers. I love that no matter what – when you go see the Supersuckers, they’re going to put on a great show.  I love that they are real, gritty, honest and not too proud to tell it like it is.  I tip my hat to them, and hope that all that they require to keep writing and touring comes to them.  I wish them comfort, health, happiness, inspiration and fulfillment….a solid record deal, management they love & trust, endorsements (Are you listening ORANGE?) and big bags of money!!!

Respect.


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