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SUPERSUCKERS
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Eddie Spaghetti
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Seattle, WA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Supersuckers front man Eddie Spaghetti ready for second solo effort Old No. 2

Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and AC/DC get the classic cover treatment


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Los Angeles, CA – June 29, 2005 - Eddie Spaghetti, lead singer and bass player for legendary rock-n-roll renegades, The Supersuckers, has just crapped out the follow up to his critically acclaimed and surprisingly successful first solo album, The Sauce. It's called Old No. 2 and it's more of the same for Eddie. Only Better! Recorded once again at Studio Litho in Seattle with engineer and co-producer David Fisher, Spaghetti "went all crazy" and indulged himself with 5 whole days to record and mix Old No. 2. (one more than The Sauce!) Michael Murderburger returns on drums and percussion and Spaghetti also up and splurged for a ringer to help make it sound "more like real music" (as he puts it). The incredible, multi-talented comic genius, Jordan Shapiro was flown in all the way from Los Angeleez, California,! Mr. Shapiro lends his guitar, dobro and pedal steel talents to Old No. 2, making it bigger and even sweeter than The Sauce. Old No. 2 once again showcases Spaghetti's impeccable song selection with covers ranging from Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan to AC/DC and Tom Waits as well as his ability to make up his own songs that hang with (and sometimes outshine) the classics. Old No. 2 is a must have for Supersuckers fans and fans of good music in general. You will play this record to your kid's kids. It's an instantaneously timeless classic.

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Look for Old No. 2 in-stores on October 18, 2005 with a solo tour to follow. If you can’t wait until October, you can catch Eddie in a rare solo performance on Thursday, July 28 at Dante’s in Portland, OR and August 6 at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort in Snowbird, UT as well as select Supersuckers dates with Pearl Jam in September. Here’s the complete track listing for Old No. 2 and Supersuckers/Pearl Jam shows

1. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You (Bob Dylan)
2. All Along (Eddie Spaghetti)
3. Some People Say (Eddie Spaghetti)
4. Without Love (Nick Lowe)
5. Carry Me Home (AC/DC)
6. Hey Sexy (Coasters)
7. I Don't Wanna Know (Eddie Spaghetti)
8. Here We Go (Eddie Spaghetti)
9. I Don't Wanna Grow Up (Tom Waits)
10. Everywhere I Go (Willie Nelson)

Pearl Jam dates with Supersuckers:

DATE CITY VENUE
SEPTEMBER    
2 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
4 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
5 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
7 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
8 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
9 Thunder Bay , ON Fort William Garden


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BILLBOARD
July 02, 2005
Supersuckers Go With The Marketing Flow
BY ED CHRISTMAN


NEW YORK - Fans of veteran indie band Supersuckers admire the group for offering tremendous live shows and albums and for living the rock'n'roll lifestyle to the hilt.

But Supersuckers have at least one more distinguishing characteristic: They try to incorporate a marketing element into everything they do.

"It's easy to get the records into the stores," frontman/bassist Eddie Spaghetti says. "It's getting them out of the stores that's the challenge. We look at all of those unsold records as our little orphans that are out there waiting to be adopted."

So far, 212,000 of the band's orphans have found new homes, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The most recent of the band's 12 albums, "Devil's Food," has scanned some 5,000 units since its April 5 release. That's well short of the 20,000 mark the band aims for with each album.

In fact, five Supersuckers titles have reached that goal, including their best seller, "Must've Been High," which has moved 35,000 units.

Like many indie acts, Supersuckers—whose other permanent members are guitarists Dan "Thunder" Bolton and Ron "Rontrose" Heathman—are always looking to gain exposure in a cost-effective way. But for genre-benders like them, that is rarely easy.

Known primarily as a revved-up, double-lead-guitar-powered punk-garage band, Supersuckers also put out country albums, tour as a country band and have collaborated on numerous projects with Willie Nelson.

Initially, that country inclination almost cost the band fans, but Supersuckers figured out how to turn threats into opportunities: They occasionally have the country Supersuckers open for the rock'n'roll Supersuckers.

The road is key to all of the band's activities. It performs about 200 shows per year. "There are very few bands who work as hard as we do," Spaghetti says. The band is booked by Monterey, Calif.-based Monterey Peninsula Artists in the States and by Nottingham, England's CNL.Touring in Europe.

Because they spend so much time on the road, Supersuckers sell space on their van and trailer to advertisers. But instead of going through the hassle of shopping the space around, they auction it on eBay. Winning bidders have included apparel company Hot Leathers and Dynamite Distribution, which distributes tobacco paraphernalia.

The band also uses auctions to promote itself and its shows. Supersuckers have held auctions for trips to see them live, for a guitar lesson from Heathman and for a seat on the stage during one of their concerts.

"Bands ask us all the time, 'How

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do you do it?' " manager Chris Neal says. "And the answer is, 'We just do it.' This band is open to so many ideas that a lot of bands will turn down."

The band and Neal started their own label, Mid-Fi Recordings, which goes through Redeye Distribution. Not only does that allow them a greater portion of revenue per album, it also allows them to release product more than once every year or two. In the last six months, Mid-Fi has issued two Supersuckers live albums, "Live at the Magic Bag" and "Live at the Tractor."

Supersuckers' do-it-yourself marketing weapons include an e-mail list 15,000 strong and a fan club with 1,000 members. For annual dues of $15, fan club members get a few free singles a year and a chance to buy exclusive Supersuckers recordings. They also turn up on the band's guest list at shows and receive e-mail updates from Spaghetti at least once a month.

The fan club lets the band "know exactly who our customers are," Neal notes. It also serves as a distribution channel. Despite that direct connection, Neal says, "We know that retail is really important for our fans because they tell us. People like to go out and shop."

And there is plenty to peruse. Supersuckers' Web site and merchandise tables at their shows offer albums, fan club recordings, T-shirts, branded lighters, pint glasses, shot glasses, mugs, patches, rings, dog tags, belt buckles and guitar-pick necklaces.

"We are a guerrilla warfare band," Spaghetti says. "This is a great job to have. In order to keep on doing it, if we want something done right we have to do it ourselves. It certainly is a lot of work, but the goal is to have no boss."

Eddie Spaghetti Bio

Eddie Spaghetti grew up in Tucson, Arizona trying desperately to ignore the country music that floated all around him. Seems like every pick-up truck and storefront speaker was cranking out the syrupy wails of some heartbroken hick and he just wasn't having it. So, as a kid, he turned to Heavy Metal, then Punk Rock, to block out the noise and that's how his band, The Supersuckers, was born.

Formed in late '88, The Supersuckers aim was to strip away some of the pretense of late '80's Heavy Metal and put a little showmanship into the Punk scene. It was a tightrope act few bands could achieve but, by the beginning of '89, not only had the band done it, they were ready to make a move away from the dirt roads, dead ends and dust of their hometown.

Heads was New Orleans, tails Seattle.

Tails.

And, in May of 1989, off they went.

Having no clue that Seattle was about to become "Rock City, U.S.A." for a few great years, Eddie and his grimy gang jumped blindly into a scene that had been thriving unrecognized for years. It didn't take long however for them to find Seattle to be the perfect place to "not fit in". "We didn't sound like the bulk of the Seattle bands and we never really felt the need to change, either," says Spaghetti from his hotel room somewhere on the road (the band does over 200 dates a year!), "It seemed like they needed a band like us. Sure, maybe we could've fared better financially if we'd tuned our guitars down and I tried to sing like Axl Merman but, check it out - how many bands from back then are still together, still making great, valid rock music? Very few, my friend, VERY few."

The Supersuckers put out a few singles, then signed to Sub-Pop and began what has been over a decade of ass kicking, ground pounding hemi-hogging punk-n-roll.

It didn't take too long, however, for the country music that he tried so hard to avoid in his youth to start surfacing in the music Eddie was making as a young man. The foray back to the country began in 1993 with the Supersuckers side project, The Junkyard Dogs and the rare, hard to find and out of print recording, "Good Livin' Platter" (Sympathy For The Record Industry). It wasn't county per-se, but it was close and the seed was planted.

In '95, while working on Sacrilicious in Austin, TX the band met and recorded with Willie Nelson and a friendship was born. The experience profoundly affected Spaghetti. "I had long stopped pretending to hate country music," says Spaghetti, "but hanging with Willie really got me thinking. Why put an age limit or a time limit on the validity of making music?. Why does this have to be a young man's game? It doesn't. Music is music, it's either good or it's bad and rock-n-roll is a very new art form. It's barely fifty years old! It's going to be a lot more common, as time goes on, to hear great rock from older guys. I got plenty of time!"

In 1997 Eddie was balls deep into country music again and what was initially planned as the first Eddie Spaghetti solo record became The Supersuckers now legendary recording, Must've Been High. "I had a bunch of these weird songs and I was just gonna do a little country record on the side but, after doing some demos down in Texas, I came back up to Seattle and there we were - The Supersuckers were making a country record! I had no idea what our fans would think and they did freak out at first. But now it's our best selling record. Ha!", says Spaghetti.

After the success of "Must've Been High" the band tried (and failed) to work their way up the corporate record label ladder. Spaghetti: "That was a confusing time and it really slowed us down. I felt like we were making some of our best rock ever," (true enough, 2000's "The Evil Powers Of Rock-N-Roll" (Koch) is widely considered one of the groups best records) "but the labels just kept jerkin' us around. I learned a lot about the business and about myself and what truly makes me happy about making music. And that happiness has nothing to do with what some fat-cat sitting behind a desk spending some young kid's hopes and dreams on a recoupable expense account thinks about my art"

Enter Mid-Fi Recordings. "This fella named Chris Neal came scouting us for RCA. But after talking to each other after the show we both realized that we wanted something else, something outside the system. No bosses! So now Chris is The Mid-Fi Guy and The Supersuckers are more successful than ever!"

Mid-Fi has enabled Eddie and the band to finally take matters into their own hands and get the music to the people. Starting with a live country record, Must've Been Live, Mid-Fi has been cranking out the product including (but not limited to) 2003's Motherfuckers Be Trippin' and Eddie's first solo record, The Sauce.

The Sauce was such a happy accident. There were a few days open at this studio here in town and I just grabbed them and knocked it out. I can't believe how happy I am with something that took so little time to create!" A stripped down acoustified collection of some of Eddie's favorite covers ("And two originals!") featuring Eddie on guitar, bass and vocals with Mike Murderburger on drums and few guests sprinkled in, The Sauce has become a fan favorite.

Now Eddie has returned with Old No. 2, his second solo record and by far his best effort to date. Still simple and basic, Old No. 2 sees the return of Murderburger and the addition of Mr. Jordan Shapiro (from Ray Price and Bob Dylan's touring bands) on "just about anything with strings". Old No. 2 showcases Spaghetti's original songs as well as his impeccable selection of covers spanning five decades (Bob Dylan, The Coasters, AC/DC, Tom Waits and Nick Lowe all sit nicely together on this record!). But it's Spaghetti's songs that steal the show. "All Along", "Some People Say", "I Don't Wanna Know" and "Here We Go" are some of his best, most confident works ever. It has a bigger, slightly more produced sound that can be largely attributed to the fact that "We spent a whole four days - instead of three - in the studio", claims Eddie.

"I don't look at these records as something born of 'creative frustrations' or whatever typical reasons singers do these things. I see them as extensions of the story of the Supersuckers. I am and always will be a Supersucker, no matter what I do with the rest of my life, you know? That said, this record is ridiculous. It's so good. I've never been more proud of anything I've ever done. Toot-toot! Is that my own horn I'm blowing? I guess it is. Well, somebody's gotta do it!"

Well said Mr Spaghetti.

Old No. 2 will be out October 18th on Mid-Fi Recordings. Don't miss your chance to get in on the legend of Eddie Spaghetti and the Supersuckers.