Spider Bags- Papa Was A Shithead 7". I’m sure you’ve heard the amazing Spider Bags by now. Part Replacements, part Townes Van Zandt, part Oblivions, Spider Bags exceed our lofty expecations in this solid six minutes of 7-inch pleasure. A-side “Papa Was a Shithead” packs in a lot of melody in just over two minutes. The ferocious punk assault is softened by attention to detail, even if the repeatable chants of “Papa was a shithead” are as juvenile as they are clever. If you keep the turntable on repeat (and it’s tempting), you’ll miss the tender country jangle rock of “I Wish That I Never Fed You.” True to description, the band turn their punk sneer into a roadhouse tear-jerker. The slide guitar is pulverizing but not overpowering. It’s the music of hard necks, blue collar men with an adolescent pattern of looking for trouble but responsible enough to have family and children. Digging deep into their soul the Spider Bags give us another winner. These are on the limited PURPLE WAX!