10/22/2005 - Eddie Spaghetti


Formed in late '88, Eddie Spaghetti and The Supersuckers' aim was to strip away some of the pretense of late '80's Heavy Metal and put a little showmanship into the Punk scene. It was a tightrope act few bands could achieve but, by the beginning of '89, not only had the band done it, they were ready to make a move away from the dirt roads, dead ends and dust of their hometown. Now Eddie has returned with Old No. 2, his second solo record and by far his best effort to date. Still simple and basic, Old No. 2 sees the return of Murderburger and the addition of Mr. Jordan Shapiro (from Ray Price and Bob Dylan's touring bands) on 'just about anything with strings'. Old No. 2 showcases Spaghetti's original songs as well as his impeccable selection of covers spanning five decades (Bob Dylan, The Coasters, AC/DC, Tom Waits and Nick Lowe all sit nicely together on this record!). But it's Spaghetti's songs that steal the show. 'All Along', 'Some People Say', 'I Don't Wanna Know' and 'Here We Go' are some of his best, most confident works ever. It has a bigger, slightly more produced sound that can be largely attributed to the fact that 'We spent a whole four days - instead of three - in the studio', claims Eddie. Come catch Eddie live in-store at CD WORLD for free before his show at John Henry's and pick up copy of 'Old No. 2'!