Spaghetti places value on new CD
Thursday, May 9, 2013
– Head Supersucker Eddie Spaghetti is going to the solo route again.
Spaghetti will release his second solo album with Bloodshot Records, "The Value of Nothing," on June 18. Known to some as the front man/bassist for Seattle band The Supersuckers, Spaghetti follows up his 2011 label debut "Sundowner" with a new album composed entirely of fresh material.
Recorded in Austin with the aid of Jesse Dayton, the disc is a hybrid of the Supersuckers' lighthearted humor, Spaghetti's rock vibe and Dayton's honky tonk.
The song Waste of Time can be streamed.
Songs on the CD are:
1. The Value of Nothing
3. If Anyone's Got the Balls
4. Waste of Time
5. You Get to Be My Age
6. Fuckin' With My Head
7. People Are Shit
8. One Man Job
9. I've Got a Secret
10. When I Go I'm Gone
National solo tour dates will be announced soon.
The Value of Nothing
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Old No. 2
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