We were extremely lucky to check out both Brisbane shows, with a 2 part evening, the band really leave no stone unturned. Set 1 is the Sumo album set, which sees the album played in its entirety, which means some of the songs actually get their first plays in front of a live audience.
To be honest with you, that was a really rough time for me, that whole Sumo era. I didn’t really enjoy anything that was going on, any of the success. The inner turmoil that was going on within the band at that time, overshadowed any success and fun I could have had. Every day was a drama and a nightmare, and I couldn’t really enjoy it. Paul (Berryman – Drums) and Stuart (Rudd – Bass) enjoyed it more than me. I was fighting with Chris (Tennent – Guitar) so much, that I don’t really remember the good times as much. It was just a whirlwind of hard work, action, and a lot of dramas.
Initially known as Hell’s Kitchen, The Superjesus received national radio play with their debut 1996 EP Eight Step Rail and became a festival favourite at Big Day Out throughout the ‘90s. Inducted into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame in 2017, The Superjesus have much to celebrate – and celebrate they will with this extra-special edition of Sumo.