Growing up in Tucson, Eddie Spaghetti did everything he could to shield himself from the country twang which surrounded him. In 1988, heavily influenced by punk and metal, he helped form the widely influential, incomparable garage-rock outfit, The Supersuckers. The following year the band found itself in Seattle, and part of a burgeoning underground music scene that would soon become the nexus of the rock and roll universe. But, despite Spaghetti's immersion in grunge city, the music of his childhood eventually made its way back into the catalog. The Supersuckers have recorded with the likes of Willie Nelson and Steve Earle while releasing a cowpunk album of its own. And, Eddie's first solo album, this year's "The Value of Nothing," is wrought with the raw honesty of down-home country rock and the in-your-face, gut-wrenching power of punk and metal. The songs are unlike anything you've heard before. I guarantee it.
Eddie Spaghetti performs Thursday, November 14, 8:30 p.m., at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $10-$15. abilenebarandlounge.com.