Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM News Reviews and More Watch The Latest Videos Buy KNAC T-shirts and More


Supagroup Supagroup

By Diana DeVille, Rock Goddess
Thursday, August 7, 2003 @ 1:57 PM


(Foodchain)

- advertisement -
Not too many new records make an impression right off the bat, so when a record reaches out, grabs you by the throat and demands, “Listen to me!” -- you do. Such is the case with the new self-titled offering from New Orleans rockers Supagroup.

Formed in the bawdy backrooms of the Crescent City, Supagroup serves up a heaping helping of rock tunes reminiscent of AC/DC with shades of the Rolling Stones, freshly prepared. The cover shot of guitarist Benji Lee, hair flying in a glorious headbang, captures the true essence of the record: a true rock record fueled by strong solid guitar work and helped along with the frenetic rhythms of drummer Michael Brueggen and bassist Leif Swift, topped off by Chris Lee’s swaggering vocals. I have been unable to get this one out of my CD player since I got it.

Supagroup tells the story of a bunch of guys determined to make it in the rock world against all struggles. It starts off running with “Rock ‘N Roll Tried To Ruin My Life,” a high energy introduction invoking the rock Godfather himself, Bon Scott, moving into “Woulda Been Nice,” a rockin’ tune that catches the attention with Rolling Stone-like harmonies. One of my personal favorites on the record is “One Better,” which addresses the competitive spirit between the old school and “nu-school” bands and features the by-now trademark harmonies and a blistering guitar solo by Lee. “I Need A Drink” conjures up the sometime sleazy but unmistakable essence of New Orleans with a slow groove and lyrics inspired by a customer at the bar co-owned by Chris Lee (“Work is the curse of the drinking man.”)

The record slows down right in the middle with “Murder Suicide Death,” which is the kind of tune you’d expect to hear playing on the jukebox at your local bar right around closing time. Right as you’ve had time to catch your breath, you’re thrown back into the action with high-octane rockers like “Bats Out the Belfry” and “Down to the Letter,” ending your journey through Supagroup turf with “Back by Popular Demand,” which scatters your brains all over the place keeping up with the chord changes despite Brueggen’s rock-solid drumming which stands out on this tune.

All in all, Supagroup is a record of catchy tunes about rockin' and drinkin’, so lift a glass or bottle of your favorite beverage, crank up the volume and sing along with Supagroup!

* * * *


Back to Top

 

 

 Recent Reviews
ASKING ALEXANDRIA, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, THE WORD ALIVE, NERV In Houston, TX With Photos!
RAVEN, VICIOUS RUMORS, LUTHARO, WICKED In West Hollywood, CA With Photos!
HIGH ON FIRE Cometh The Storm
DETHKLOK, DRAGONFORCE, NEKROGOBLIKON In Myrtle Beach, SC With Photos!
BLACKTOP MOJO Pollen
JOB FOR A COWBOY Moon Healer
COLD SWEAT Unburied Alive
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, ACACIA STRAIN In Santa Ana, CA With Photos!
HAIL THE SUN, INTERVALS In Boston, MA With Photos!
PARALANDRA The Body Electric
INGESTED The Tide of Death And Fractured Dreams
CARL CANEDY Tales of A Wild Dog: Memoirs of A Rock Warrior Book
LEE AARON Tattoo Me
LEAVES' EYES Myths Of Fate
FIREWIND Stand United
PEARL JAM Dark Matter
WATAIN Die In Fire - Live In Hell (Agony And Ecstasy Over Stockholm)
ACE FREHLEY 10,000 Volts
QUEENSRYCHE In Houston, TX With Photos!
FEED MY DAEMONS Feed My Daemons
THE END MACHINE The Quantum Phase
JUDAS PRIEST Invincible Shield
RINGWORM Seeing Through Fire
SUICIDAL ANGELS Profane Prayer
GEOFF TATE, ADRIAN VANDENBERG In Houston, TX With Photos!
MIDNIGHT Hellish Expectations
AVENGED SEVENFOLD In Cleveland, OH With Photos!
KK'S PRIEST, LA GUNS, BURNING WITCHES In Ft. Lauderdale, FL
RIOT V Mean Streets
SKELETAL REMAINS Fragments Of The Ageless
EXHORDER Defectum Omnium



HOME | MAGAZINE | VIDS | STORE | HELP/POLICIES

©2024 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News