RETURN TO SUPERSUCKERS

 

Long before Nashville Pussy was claiming to be the savior of snarling rock, the Supersuckers were cranking out hard, working class, rock and roll. It is mean, it is dirty, and it is an absolute joy to listen to. With "Motherfuckers Be Trippin," they take that torch and shove it straight up the ass of everything that is wrong with our musical scene. Any true fan of rock and roll needs to own this CD, and any music fan who thinks that Papa Roach or Korn are rock bands owes it to themselves to at least give this CD a listen so that they can shut their goddamn mouths.

This is rock and roll in the absolute purest sense of the word. From the opening riff of "Rock N' Roll Records (Ain't Selling This Year),' it is more than clear that the Supersuckers are out to show the masses what it means to rock. This snarling album rips your balls off with said opening track and doesn't give em' back until the final chord of the final track finally stops resonating in your ears. "Trippin" is a touch of Ramones, a bit of AC/DC, and just a dash of Motorhead, but it is all Supersuckers.

The Supersuckers have never taken themselves too seriously, and it shows, with the album title. Song titles on this little rattlesnake include, "Rock Your Ass," "A Goodnight for My Drinking," "Damn My Soul," "Bubblegum and Beer," and "Pretty Fucked Up," the final having quickly clawed itself to the top of my favorite Supersuckers songs list. As you can tell by the titles, the Suckers haven't lost a step in terms of material from previous albums, and if you don't know what I'm talking about, you're missing out.

"Motherfuckers Be Trippin'" is the best rock album to hit so far in 2003, and if you disagree then, Motherfucker, you be trippin'.

Eddie and the boys have done it again. Snarling, loud, rowdy guitar. You can learn the riffs yourself, if you don't pass out first.

This is the most solid collection of songs the Suckers have ever put down. Excellent from start to finish.

The song titles may suggest that the Suckers try and manufacture attitude, but one listen to the music proves that there is nothing fake about it.

As I said, the best rock album of 2003 so far. If you like your music loud, hard and stinky, "Motherfuckers Be Trippin" is for you.

HARD ROCK REVIEWS IS WRITTEN AND MAINTAINED BY DAVE JOHNSON.