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Steve Earle & the Supersuckers

Steve Earle & The Supersuckers – 1997 (Sub Pop)

Reviewed by Brian Wahlert

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CDs by Steve Earle & the Supersuckers

The Supersuckers are a Seattle punk band that hung out with Willie Nelson at Farm Aid and decided to record a country album.

The Steve Earle five-song EP features Earle singing a country version of the Supersuckers's "Jackalope Pie" and the Supersuckers performing a rock version of Earle's "Angel Is the Devil." Both original versions, also included here, are better than the remakes. The artists also team up on the Rolling Stones' "Before They Make Me Run." While "Must've Been High" gets monotonous at times, the EP at least holds the listener's interest with its variety of musical styles and Earle's presence. The Supersuckers prove that they are capable of performing country music, but should stick to what they do best.