Alibi V.21 No.2 • Jan 12-18, 2012 
Supersucker Dan “Thunder” Bolton appears at right.

Spotlight

Supersuckers

Too dumb to quit

Guitarist/vocalist Dan “Thunder” Bolton of Seattle punk (and sometimes country) band the Supersuckers talks about longevity, songwriting and owning a record label.
Fun Bob Seger fact: According to a former road manager, Seger watched foreign cinema after his shows, rather than participate in the sex, drugs, and rock and roll cliché.
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Aural Fixation

Heavy Music

Bob Seger’s secret sonic past

In 1967, “Heavy Music” by Bob Seger and the Last Heard was a hit in the Detroit area. The protopunk song reveals a totally different, totally excellent side of the man most of us know as a Heartland balladeer.

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Flyer on the Wall

Four Burque bands diddle on gee-tars this Friday the 13th.
Courtesy of the Artist

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Special Beat Service

The English Beat • ska

Here's a brief on a band with three names, but unlike Eliot's bunch, these dudes are not a coterie of cats. At home across the pond, they're known as the Beat. In the land down under, kindly refer to them as the British Beat. Here in 'Merica, we call them the English Beat. But no matter what you call them, this estimable ensemble that still includes founder and guitarist Dave Wakeling—but not vocalist Ranking Roger—was partially responsible for the upsurge in popularity that two-tone ska saw on both sides of the Atlantic during the '80s and '90s. …
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