Over nearly a quarter century The Supersuckers have churned out incomparably fun and funny tunes. Be it rock, punk, or country, the band seems to be able to master any genre they turn their minds to. They return with their first album in five years, Get The Hell.
This is definitely a rock record. The title track kicks things off, and it displays the band’s AC/DC and Thin Lizzy influences more openly than even their covers of those bands do. Things get turned up a couple of more notches on “Shut Your Face”. That track is a fist pumping hard rock declaration that could’ve easily come from a group like The Scorpions. “Pushin’ Thru” is a truck-driving anthem waiting to be anointed.They have a tongue firmly planted in cheek with their decision to turn Depeche Mode’s “Never Let Me Down Again” into a blistering rock guitar assault. The Supersuckers are at their best when their sense of humour and ability to rock out intersect with an infectious hook. Those stars align on the standouts “High Tonight” and “Something About You”. The only hint of the band’s twangy side comes on the album closer “Rock On”. Even then it’s more of a rockabilly chug-a-chug than an old school Country & Western weeper.