Supersuckers

The Sacrilicious Sounds of the Supersuckers

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One would think that with the addition of one of punk rock's best guitarists, ex-Didjit Rick Sims, the Supersuckers would easily recover from the departure of Ron Heathman and maybe be the better for it. But, as Sacrilicious painfully illustrates, Heathman added much more bulk to The Supersuckers' sound than Sims provides here. While Sacrilicious offers less of the spirited blunt edge found on La Mano Cornuda, songs like the amphetamine-country stampede of "Born With A Tail" and the Bourbon St. blues shuffle of "Don't Turn Blue" thankfully expand The Supersuckers' musical vocabulary. Most, however, are unfortunately indistinct hard-rock songs, but give this new lineup time to evolve.

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