Supersuckers - Eddie Spaghetti And Rontrose Heathman Live At The Barge Inn
Continuing the flurry of activity we have another digital download from the Greatest Rock and Roll Band In the World, The Supersuckers. This one is Eddie Spaghetti and Rontrose Heathman recorded at the Barge Inn (a name that's far more clever when you say it out loud) in Seattle in 2001.
The marathon show spans 29 tracks and is really the sound of Eddie cutting his teeth as a solo artist. There are missed notes, false starts, and forgotten lyrics, but it all works with these guys. It makes you as a fan and listener feel like you are more connected to these obviously human musicians.
In terms of the set list, a large chunk is comprised of Eddie's solo material. We do get about a half dozen Supersuckers songs including "Barricade", "Marie", "Non-Addictive Marijuana", and the ubiquitous set closer "Born With a Tail". The real treat is the number of cover songs the duo play, drawing on the likes of KISS, Judas Priest, The Ramones, Steve Earle, Tom Jones, and more. Of course they are all done with a country twang.
The typical Supersuckers witty banter, and interplay between Eddie, Rontrose, and the audience make it easy to overlook the dubious quality of the recording. Who can complain about a little buzz and echo when you get to hear the crowd instruct Eddie on the proper way to shotgun a beer?
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