Monday, 6 July 2009


Brought together by a love of rock & roll and a newly purchased drum set, Supercharger rocked the early '90s with trashy guitar riffs and a full-throttle misfit punk attack. Based on the cretin hop of the Ramones and the Angry Samoans with a good knowledge of rock & roll's two-minute pop nugget history, Supercharger deconstructed songs till only the essentials of beat and hooks remained. Filling in the gaps with power and volume the music comes across like a cold slap in the face. Teenage mayhem and a general antisocial sentiment cast the band as delinquent savants like those that created the music originally in the 1950s. Calling San Francisco central headquarters, Greg Lowery (bass/vocals), Darin Raeffelli (guitar/vocals), and Karen Singletary (drums/vocals) formed in 1991 and before playing out or mastering singing and playing at the same time, they recorded their debut platter Supercharger and released it on their own label Radio X. As Lowery says of the record, "we basically were learning as we were writing the songs." A limited vinyl pressing of 500 created a collectors item, rumor has it fans/collectors in Japan pay upwards of 500 bucks a pop. Supercharger was later reissued on Bellingham, WA, Garage Punk label Estrus Records in 1997 with two bonus tracks to trump the bootleggers. After a handful of singles the band was back recording their second and final long player Goes Way Out, this time given a wide release on Estrus in 1993. Standing as their masterwork, Goes Way Out was also their swan song as it was their last release and basically came out as the band was folding. The band imploded after a 1993 tour of Europe with the fabulous Mummies where both bands took their budget rock manifesto to places like Holland and Belgium. After the death of the band, the individual members continued to D.I.Y. themselves into punk rock history. Singletary and Raeffelli formed the short-lived Brentwoods and than Raeffelli went on to do a Kim Fowley trip with teenage all-girl band the Donnas. Lowery played in the Rip Offs (with Jon Von who had recently departed the Mr. T Experience), the Infections, and currently the Zodiac Killers. He also started and runs the punk rock label Rip Off Records, which continues to champion the visual, musical, and attitudinal style employed by Supercharger.
~ Chris Larry, All Music Guide

Supercharger (1991)

1. She's so Cool
2. I Broke My Mind

3. All About Judy

4. Sooprize Package for Mr.Mineo

5. The Day My Body Vaporized

6. Lost Cause
7. Phobia

8. Are You a Boy/Girl?

9. San Bruno

10. The Ghost of Steve McQueen

11. You Put the Hex on Me
12. Hey, I'm Gone

13. Whiptofized

14. Hit the Road
15. Gum Flappin' Baby

16. Zodiac

224kbps mp3

Goes Way Out (1993)

1. Super X
2. No Sleep

3. Way Out

4. It's Alright

5. Buzz Off

6. You Irritate Me

7. I Took a Ride (When You Said I'm Gone)

8. Bailin' Out

9. Knockout

10. One Way Street
11. Sick to Death

12. Get Out of My House

13. Sissy Jerk

14. Cindy Lou

160 kbps mp3

Rev It Up! (1993)

1. Rev It Up!
2. I Got None

3. Take a Hint

4. I'm a Hog for You Baby

128kbps mp3

Singles Party (2002)

1. Ice Pick
2. Want It Bad

3. Rev It Up

4. I Got None

5. Take a Hint

6. I'm a Hog for You Baby

7. Bad Boy
8. I'm Beat

9. Don't Mess Me Up

10. Live from radio X

11. Boom Boom

192kbps mp3

Live 1992 at the Covered Wagon (S.F) (2004)

1. Rev It Up
2. I Got None
3. Knockout
4. It's Alright
5. G.F.B.
6. Bad Boy
7. HEX
8. Vaporized
9. No Sleep
10. H.T.R.
11. Girl Can't Dance
12. SAL
13. Boom Boom
14. Super X

160kbps mp3

Also Check: Tour '93 (split w/the Mummies, 1993)


Anonymous said...

Great band! Thanks!

Aaron said...

Hey, this blog is out of this world! Thanks for posting.

Is there anyway to send me zip files of 2 Supercharger records? Or post them on another service than Filshare? I can't download from there and can't afford all the vinyl. Will trade?

dream driver said...

reupload Goes Way Out (1993), please

dream driver said...
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Parasight said...

The link works just fine, probably some temporary problem with RS or something.

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Anonymous said...

anychance for a re-upload? love this band, and never heard the live lp!

Anonymous said...

Can you change your rapidshare settings please....I mean it. Error: uploader denied permission.

or any alternative links?

Anonymous said...

Supercharger Goes way out reup please!!!!
cant find this album anywhere!

bobbysu said...

thank you very much

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