Title: Holdin' The BagLabel: SPV / Steamhammer
of rock n' roll's most tenacious artists is the one and only
Eddie Spaghetti and his Supersuckers, who have rocked this
world for the past 25 years and with 20 albums under their
belts, plus a taste for touring like no other, decided after
rocking out with ‘Get to Hell’, that it was time for a
enjoying a one off country show, the inspiration to carry on
that vibe led to ‘Holdin’ the Bag’. Country
& Western Spaghetti Style, Spaghetti Western you might
be honest I was brought up with the likes of Johnny Cash,
Frankie Lane and Jim Reeves. My Dad just loves a
little bit of country and I’m just a little rock n' roll,
so I still love a little guilty pleasure now and again and
put on a little Man in Black from time to time.
album is for those of you who have similar guilty pleasures,
right from the opener and title track ‘Holdin’ The
Bag’, it's good time Country Spaghetti style.
tracks of note have to be the rocking ‘Let's Bounce’,
‘Jibber Jabber’ and 'Shimmy and Shake'. If you can
imagine Punk Cowboys, then these three will make you want to
put a safety pin in your Stetson and pogo in your best
a little more traditional country, check out ‘I Can’t
Cry’ featuring Lydia Loveless, or perhaps the updated
cover of the Hank Williams Jr. standard 'All My Rowdy
Friends (Have Settled Down)’, with lyrics that refer to
such Supersuckers contemporaries as Steve Earle and Lemmy
Kilminster of Motörhead. Then there's also the
excellent 'Man on a Mission’ and ‘This Life With You’,
featuring Hayes Carll.
if you purchase the vinyl edition, you'll get the bonus
Billy Joe Shaver classic 'Georgia On A Fast Train’ and the
rooting tooting ‘Loaded’.
true Country traditional this is a bitter sweet album,
following the front man’s recent diagnosis of stage-3
throat cancer. The indefatigable singer / bassist /
songwriter’s illness — which coincides with release of
the new album, has forced the band to cancel their planned
European tour and put their touring activities on temporary
hold, while Eddie undergoes surgery
Meanwhile, the Eddie Spaghetti Cancer Fight Fund has already raised more than $57,000 to help pay for his treatment, thanks to the kindness and generosity of the group’s fans. So grab yourself a piece of Country you’ll soon be line dancing with the best of them after one play of this one. Yee Haw!
Review by: Barry McMinn
Holdin' The Bag
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