|Supersuckers' Eddie Spaghetti at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle. Below, Spaghetti with "Metal" Marty Chandler and Christopher "Chango" Von Streicher. (All Cat Rose photos)|
Out of the gate, the Supersuckers were on fire.
The first time we saw the band in action was at Marsugi's in San Jose, Calif., in 1991 alongside Gas Huffer and the Odd Numbers. We knew they'd be a staple on our favorites list for a long time to come -- no fuckin' doubt about it.
On June 18, we caught the band again at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle... and this would be bassist/vocalist Eddie Spaghetti's last show before undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Killer show, as always, and Spaghetti was as cool and rockin' as ever with his bandmates guitarist "Metal" Marty Chandler and drummer Christopher "Chango" Von Streicher by his side.
We wish you all the best, Eddie.
To support his cancer fund, visit http://supersuckers.com/eddie/
Here's a statement, in part, from Eddie on the band's Facebook page:
I can't thank everyone enough for coming out to our show in Seattle last night. The thought of it being our last one for awhile is tough for the whole band but the outpouring of love and support is overwhelming and extremely humbling. To see all the old friends and new faces all come together like that, well I can't tell you how good it made me feel. I'd especially like to thank my old pals, Blind Marky Felchtone and Eddie Vedder for joining us onstage and making the night truly memorable for everyone in the audience (but especially on the stage - we won't forget this one. Ever.) It was a great way to cap off our tour. A truly unforgettable experience for sure.
From Mike Ness on the Social Distortion Facebook page:
I was shocked and saddened to hear Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers has been diagnosed with cancer. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Eddie for many years, and he is an incredibly solid and beyond talented human being. Through friends who have beaten cancer I’ve learned that it’s not only emotionally challenging, but it’s financially draining as well. Eddie and his family could use our encouragement for the ride ahead, so let's show our love and give them the support they need. Join me in donating to Eddie Spaghetti's Cancer Fight Fund. Let’s help Eddie get back onstage and singing again!
All Cat Rose photos.