This Is Super Thriller

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." 

                                                                - Frank Zappa

"If you take cranberries and stew them like apple sauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does."

                                                               - Groucho Marx


Born of a need for amusement and a deep, abiding love for off-beat, underground music, Super Thriller was willed into existence on a hot summer night in 1987 when a group of herbally altered friends compiled a wild cassette of outsider tunes for an extended road trip.  The theme?  Anything that made the listener groove AND laugh. 


Five years later, Super Thriller evolved from an eclectic collection of musical mix tapes into a not-so-legendary cult radio show. Helmed by the sibling team of Jay & Jock Hedblade, the Super Thriller recipe was refined and, with a little persistence, the boys convinced some poor radio saps into allowing them to force their "truly alternative music" on the frequency modulated airwaves of Chicago.


And now, through SuperThriller.com, they're about to take on the world (because the saps in radio finally got wise!).


Super Thriller isn't about novelty records, but the result is certainly novel. It isn't about nostalgia, but it does highlight records from the past that beg the question, "Why don't they make things like THAT anymore?!" Or, perhaps more pointedly, "How on EARTH did that ever get made?!"


If the brothers Hedblade have a talent (and that's a BIG "if"), it's the ability to sniff out these odd, rare recordings and put them into a context that simultaneously showcases their "otherness" and illuminates their brilliance (perhaps from a point of view the creators never intended).


But, really, why are you reading about it when you're just a couple clicks away from experiencing it for yourself? Listen now... and then try to wrap some words around what it is for yourself. If you come up blank, don't worry... we've been trying to explain it for years.