“Forget about partisan politics and just do the right thing!”

featuring Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers
and Frank Meyer of the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs
Covers Tom Petty’s “Jammin’ Me”
In Anticipation of Election Day

(OCTOBER 6, 2020) “I feel like it’s no longer a question of Right or Left. It’s a matter of right or wrong,” says Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers about his new single and video (directed by Jason Valdez), a cover of Tom Petty’s “Jammin’ Me” with LA punk mainstay Frank Meyer of the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs under the bandname SPAGHETTI & FRANK. “This election isn’t like you’re getting married. You’re not picking your life partner here. It’s more like public transit. You just wanna get on the bus that’s going to take you closer to home than you currently are.”

“Jammin’ Me” addresses the chaotic political climate as the country enters the final weeks before Election Day. “We felt in this current world of reality TV and a reality TV president, this was a perfect opportunity to update [‘Jammin’ Me’] and make the lyrics relevant to today,” explains Meyer. “The election is coming up and I guess this is our statement about where we stand…. and, more specifically. who we do NOTstand with… and that is President Trump.”

Set for release on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (four weeks before Election Day), “Jammin’ Me” takes Tom Petty’s heartland rock song and updates it, tackling the current socio-political climate of unhidden racism, societal intimidation, widespread violence, and most of all, Donald Trump. “[Democrat nominee Joe] Biden may not be ideal, but it’s not about that,” explains Spaghetti. “It’s about moving 180 degrees away from where we currently are… If [Trump] gets re-elected, I’m gonna lose my f***ing mind.”

Originally released in 1987 and co-written by Bob Dylan and Mike Campbell, “Jammin’ Me” was a scathing takedown of the culture and society at the time. With some updated lyrics, Spaghetti and Meyer expresses equal contempt for the current political climate. “It always kinda bothered me that he mentions some odd people as if he didn’t like them,” laughs Spaghetti. “Joe Piscopo? What did he do other than stop being funny? And why call out Eddie Murphy? I just didn’t get it, so I just namedropped some more current and decidedly more despicable people and things and… here you go.”

Meyer elaborates the lyrical change a bit more: “Petty’s original version calls out celebrities and phony politicians from the 80’s. We felt that in this current world of reality TV with a reality TV president, this was the perfect opportunity to update [‘Jammin’ Me’] and make the lyrics relevant to today.”


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