Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Supersuckers are a Southern-fried punk rock band that, if not firmly tutored in metal, have at least watched This Is Spinal Tap several dozen times. Live, the band engage in more tongue-waggling than Gene Simmons, and--whe... more »
Supersuckers are a Southern-fried punk rock band that, if not firmly tutored in metal, have at least watched This Is Spinal Tap several dozen times. Live, the band engage in more tongue-waggling than Gene Simmons, and--when they're not wearing cowboy hats--at least as much hair-shaking as Judas Priest. On The Sacrilicious Sounds, Supersuckers even make a nod to Ozzy Osbourne on "Ozzy." Such familiarity with headbanging instills their music with crunchy intensity, causing their rhythms to sound like a cross between the Ramones and Motorhead. Like their past efforts, the new disc revolves around simple three-chord riffs and lots of white-hot soloing, but while many of the band's older songs tended to sound the same, the tunes here exhibit enough identity to stand apart. --Jon Wiederhorn
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Phil Lynott rolls over in his grave.
Scotty B | Mitchell, SD | 03/16/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"There are enough other reviews to tell you what to expect from this release. I actually like it, but can only give it one star out of principal. Here's why: two songs sound straight off of Thin Lizzy's "Renegade" album (1981.) Listen for yourself. Play TL's song "Mexican Blood", then play "Marie" from this disc. Sound a little familiar? Next, spin TL's song "Renegade", then play "The Thing About That". Don't they have exactly the same chords and progression? These aren't just three-chord, 1-4-5 songs, either. Only the words and tempos differ to my ears.
Too bad. There are some great songs here. I just find it too much of a coincidence to have two songs on the same cd that sound so much like two songs from another band's album released over a decade earlier."
HOOK 'EM HORNS!!!
Daniel Byrd | Katy, Tx | 04/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whenever I play this album, which I bought on it's release date a while back, it still makes me feel the same way. I stand up, make that devil/Hook 'Em Horns hand gesture and bang away to the beat.Theres just something about a punk rock band who is unafraid.
I guess thats the secret of this band. They don't care. Don't care if you like loud guitars, don't care if you want three solos per song, their there. Don't care if you like the lyrics, which consist of worshiping Satan, being trailor park trash, and rock n roll not as an enigma, but as something you should have known about since Kindergarden.
I guess it boils down to this, the album screams in loud rock fashion "hey! grab a guitar and join me, brother!", not "look how much better I am at playing than you".
Its just a fun album, like Funhouse by the Stoooges, or Huevos by the Meat Puppets. You know that album you put on at the start of a party, and your friend, who just got a beer out of the fridge yells "Oh Yeah!" ? This is one of those albums."
Probably their best effort.
johno53 | Omaha, NE United States | 04/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen the Supersuckers two times, and I was blown away at both shows. Sacrilicious is, in my mind anyway, their best album to date. I listened to this CD almost daily for 3 months and never tired of it. The rock n roll explodes out on the first track, "Bad, Bad, Bad" (one of my favorite songs), and doesn't quit until "Don't Go Blue" ends out the set with a slow, bluesy feel. All of their albums rock, (even their country effort!), and I recommend them all. I think this one is a good start for those new to the Suckers. You really need to see them live though."