When I interviewed Eddie Spaghetti last year, I asked him how Supersuckers became the greatest rock n roll band in the world. Well, I feel like I can answer that question myself now. This band is the greatest rock n roll band in the world simply because rock n roll is all it produces. Get the Hell is another great example of that.
The album kicks off with the title track, a pure rock n roll song built around loud and fast guitars and a pounding rhythm. And that's actually a pretty good summary of the album: loud guitars and pounding rhythms in punchy songs. The longest track on the album ("Something about You") is 3:28.
I've been a fan of this band for a while now, so it's not like this band has to do anything to win me over more. However, the band does just that with the song "F**k Up." What is it about the song that makes me an even bigger fan of the band? The excellent rock n roll harmonica. I have long advocated more rock n roll bands using harmonica because it's such a simple way to add another layer to a song.
This album is pure, hard-hitting rock n roll. It is 12 songs about classic rock n roll themes like leaving wherever you are, being a screwup, and getting high. And really, what else do you need from a rock album? Do yourself a favor. Get this album, put it on, and turn it up loaud enough that your highfalutin neighbors will be appalled. Get the Hell is available now.
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