Supersuckers - The Evil Powers of Rock N Roll

Sometimes a simple rock and roll record is the hardest record to review.

For the better parts of the 90s, the Supersuckers have brought their version of fast, frenzied rock n roll to the masses. In the last couple years, we've seen bands like Nashville Pussy and REO Speedealer attempt to take the crown away from them. With "The Evil Powers of Rock N Roll," the Supersuckers take back what is rightfully theirs -- the throne reserved for the kings of rock and roll.
For the uninitiated, the Supersuckers play the brand of rock n roll you would expect to hear at that bar you never go to because many of the patrons are adorned with mullets. While you may rightly question the musical taste of anyone who thinks mullets and stone-washed jeans are cool, you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't check out the Supersuckers.
The best comparison I can think to make is that the Supersuckers are the aural equivalent of being in an 80s movie barfight scene. The drums crash like bottles broken over your head. Guitars whirl like pool cues swung in the air. The vocals sound like the one badass motherfucker who decides it is his job to take on everyone else in the bar. And the lyrics read like the life story of the guy passed out in the bathroom from his diet of hedonism.
Simply put, the Supersuckers are what rock n roll is all about, and the Evil Powers of Rock N Roll will have you down on the ground praying to whatever deity infused the Supersuckers with the inhuman power to rock your ass.
...john heisel...

... new reviews ... archive ...