How the Supersuckers Became the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World

How the Supersuckers Became the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World

by Supersuckers
     
 

With their gaudy celebration of rock & roll and all of its sins, the Supersuckers never quite fit into the Sub Pop roster -- they were always a bit too gonzo, a bit too rowdy compared to the grunge that was Sub Pop's stock-in-trade before they signed the suckers, or to the indie fuzz-pop that ruled the label during their tenure there.See more details below

Overview

With their gaudy celebration of rock & roll and all of its sins, the Supersuckers never quite fit into the Sub Pop roster -- they were always a bit too gonzo, a bit too rowdy compared to the grunge that was Sub Pop's stock-in-trade before they signed the suckers, or to the indie fuzz-pop that ruled the label during their tenure there. Their closest compatriots were the Reverend Horton Heat or Mudhoney, who had left the indie for Reprise Records. Still, the Supersuckers persevered, cranking out three LPs for the label, along with handful of EP and singles. As it turned out, they were one of the more reliable artists in the second wave of Sub Pop, as the compilation How the Supersuckers Became the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World proves. The first half of this 27-track compilation, entitled The Greats, is devoted to highlights from their records, and it's a tight, stellar 14 tracks. The rest, entitled The Gravy, is a collection of rarities, B-sides, and miscellany that often lives up to the music that precedes it (after all, it's a blast to hear them bash out covers of "Before They Make Me Run" and "Bloody Mary Morning"). So, it's the kind of compilation that plays equally well to both the hardcore (who will want the rarities) and the casual fan, who will find this to be the best record in the group's catalog.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1999
Label:
Sub Pop
UPC:
0098787048025
catalogNumber:
480
Rank:
171930

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Supersuckers   Primary Artist
Willie Nelson   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Earle   Guitar,Vocals
Eric Martin   Vocals
Brian Thomas   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Dancing Eagle   Drums
Rick Sims   Guitar
Eddie Spaghetti   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals
Blind Marky Felchtone   Guitar,Vocals
Amy Nelson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Earle   Producer
Jack Endino   Producer,Engineer
Supersuckers   Composer
Dan Bolton   Composer
Randall Hage Jamail   Producer
Paul Leary   Producer
Rick Parashar   Producer
Stuart Sullivan   Engineer
Conrad Uno   Producer,Engineer
Stuart Hallerman   Engineer
Dancing Eagle   Contributor
Eddie Spaghetti   Composer,Contributor
Blind Marky Felchtone   Engineer
Floyd Reitsman   Engineer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Johnny Sangster   Engineer
Mitch O'Connell   Illustrations
Arthur Resnick   Composer

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