The Supersuckers are an American garage punk band. They are the self-proclaimed “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World.” Following the relative success of their 1997 foray into country music with the release of Must’ve Been High. As of April 2005, the members are Eddie Spaghetti on bass and lead vocals along with Rontrose Heathman and Dan “Thunder” Bolton on guitars. Drummer and original member Dancing Eagle recently parted ways with the band while guitarist Dan “Thunder” Bolton is on temporary hiatus. But now he is back after taking a long needed break from the road. Dusty from Agent Orange handled drums for a bit, but the new, permanent drummer is Scott Churrilla from The Reverend Horton Heat.
The Supersuckers formed in 1988 as The Black Supersuckers in Tucson, AZ. The original line-up was Eddie Spaghetti on bass, Dan “Thunder” Bolton and Rontrose Heathman on guitars, Dancing Eagle on drums, and Eric Martin as the lead singer. In 1989, they moved to Seattle, WA. Here, Eric Martin left the band. The remaining members decided to continue as a four piece with Eddie Spaghetti taking over the vocalist role. They recorded numerous singles for various small labels before being signed to Sub Pop. A sampling of these are collected on the 1992 release The Songs All Sound the Same. Their first album with Sub Pop, The Smoke of Hell, was released in 1992.