Now Playing: Eddie Spaghetti – The Sauce
It’s common knowledge that The Supersuckers are the greatest rock and roll band in the world; a claim that is well-documented by their greatest hits package, How The Supersuckers Became The Greatest Rock and Roll Band In The World.
What many people don’t know, however, is that the charismatic frontman for the amazing Supersuckers, Eddie Spaghetti, has also been flying the classic country flag for years now. Live shows have featured sets of countrified covers, with the Suckers’ trademark stamp of punk rock approval, since the beginning. Spaghetti cemented his status as a true star of the genre with his 2003 release, The Sauce—a staff favorite when The Creative Party World Headquarters feels like getting its honky-tonk on.
Sure, there are more authentic country albums out there, and nobody is claiming that a guy named Eddie Spaghetti should necessarily be considered the real deal. What he is though, is a tastemaker—the DJ with crates full of your grandpa from Oklahoma’s old records—and this set features covers from a proverbial jail cell of outlaw country all stars. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Billie Joe Shaver, Steve Earle; they all make appearances here. Spaghetti even bangs out a couple of originals that could easily be found in a backroad Nashville dive, with “Killer Weed”—clearly an ode to his dandelion problem—the standout.
We keep the jukebox pretty diverse here at The Creative Party HQ, so when someone says they don’t like country music, we introduce them to The Sauce. Sure, they may be better off going right to the source, but this is a nice introductory package to the wonderful world of songs about drinking, heartbreak, jail, drinking.
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