The Supersuckers is an American rock band from Tucson, Arizona. Formed in 1988, their style is similar to the punk garage with some country influences. They self-proclaim the "best rock'n'roll band in the world" . After the success of their country music journey in 1997 with the release of Must've Been High, they still continue to play country under various names, including The Supersuckers.
Since April 2005, band members have been Eddie Spaghetti on bass and vocals, Rontrose Heathman and Dan "Thunder" Bolton on guitars. Drummer Dancing Eagle leaves the band even though guitarist Dan "Thunder" Bolton decided to take a step back from the band. Dan is now back after a long break. Agent Orange's drummer Dusty is currently playing with the Supersuckers, and may well be a permanent fixture in the group.
The Supersuckers formed in 1988 as The Black Supersuckers in Tucson, Arizona. Members were Eddie Spaghetti on bass, Dan "Thunder" Bolton and Rontrose Heathman on guitars, Dancing Eagle on drums and Eric Martin on vocals. In 1989, they moved to Seattle, Washington. Eric Martin leaves the band and the remaining members decide to continue as a quartet with Eddie Spaghetti on vocals. They record many singles for various small labels before signing on Sub Pop. A compilation of these singles, The Songs All Sound the Same, will be released in 1992. Their first album, The Smoke of Hell, is released on Sub Pop in 1992.
In 1995, guitarist Rontrose Heathman left the group temporarily. He is replaced by Rick Sims of the group Didjits for the recording of the third album, The Sacrilicious Sounds of the Supersuckers, as well as for the tour that will follow. Rontrose returns for the recording of the fourth album, Must've Been High, which, as their first country album, will mark a turning point in the band's history. In 1999, their fifth and last album at Sub Pop became their biggest hit, How the Supersuckers Became the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. The same year, they released The Evil Powers of Rock 'N' Roll.