Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti approaches his rootsy solo project from the perspective of a punk rocker who grew up in a country town. The Value of Nothing shows off both influences plus all the wild-man energy of Spaghetti’s live shows. The Seattle-based musician says this is his first album of all-original songs, and the title track came to him in a flash.
“‘The Value of Nothing’ was the first song written for my new record,” says Spaghetti. “I was in Australia, and I read this Oscar Wilde quote about how people know the price of everything and the value of nothing and BAM! Just like that it hit me. A song was born.
“I made up the song in about 20 minutes back at the hotel room, and I started thinking about this record and the types of songs I wanted to have on it,” he says. “This song isn’t about anyone in particular. It’s more about everyone in general. I like that.”
Check out the CMT Edge premiere of Eddie Spaghetti’s “The Value of Nothing.”