CAMPUS CIRCLE

Return to Eddie Spaghetti

Eddie Spaghetti
Old No. 2

By Kevin Weirzbicki

On his second solo release away from his band the Supersuckers, Spaghetti offers a mix of a few originals and a batch of covers culled from an eclectic group of writers. The set opens with Eddie’s version of Bob Dylan’s "Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You," and although the song’s sentiment is directed at a lover, it could just as easily be applied to the listener as the tune sets a warm and fuzzy tone that permeates the record. Spaghetti reels off a little rockabilly with Nick Lowe’s "Without Love" and strips down AC/DC’s "Carry Me Home" to a swinging blues two-step. Reaching way back, Spaghetti takes the Coaster’s "Hey Sexy" and turns it into the type of speedy rave-up that’s familiar to Supersuckers fans. "I Don’t Wanna Know" is a Spaghetti original that taps into a Marshall Tucker Band-type vibe and is the best of the self-penned tunes here.
Grade: B+