Supertones Strike Back

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Supertones Strike Back
Studio album by The O.C. Supertones
Released June 3, 1997
Recorded West Beach Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Christian ska
Length 41:28
Label BEC
Producer Steve Kravac
The O.C. Supertones chronology
Adventures of the O.C. Supertones
(1996)
Supertones Strike Back
(1997)
Chase the Sun
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
7ball [1]
Church Musician Today [2]
Jesus Freak Hideout link
The Phantom Tollbooth link
YouthWorker [3]

Supertones Strike Back is the second album released by The O.C. Supertones. One reviewer described the album as a "no-hold-barred modern day revival meeting".[2]

Compared to the bands' debut, this release features a refined sound. Attributed to experience and having spent almost three months on production, vocalist Matt Morginsky joked that "we play in tempo and in tune on this one!"[4] The music contains harder guitars and begins to show diverse influences, like surf and R&B.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Los Angeles Times described the album as passionate, saying that "what they offer, in song after ska-punk song, is complete, full-hearted conviction". Going on to say that the album stood as an example and reproach to the trendy but superficial Orange County ska movement.[5] John DiBiase of Jesusfreakhideout described the album as more aggressive than their previous album, with louder and harder guitar and moody vocals; praising it as one of the best ska albums available.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Supertones Strike Back"
  2. "Grace Flood"
  3. "Resolution"
  4. "Perseverance of the Saints"
  5. "Like No One Else"
  6. "Louder Than the Mob"
  7. "Unite"
  8. "Shut up & Play"
  9. "Tonight"
  10. "Little Man"
  11. "Caught Inside"
  12. "So Great a Salvation"

Personnel[edit]

  • Matt "Mojo" Morginsky: Lead Vocals
  • Jason "Kid" Carson: Drums
  • Tony Terusa: Bass Guitar
  • Darren "Chief" Mettler: Trumpet
  • Daniel Spencer: Trombone, Rap Vocals on Little Man
  • Kevin "Slim" Chen: Guitars
  • Dave Chevalier: Saxophone, Rap Vocals on Little Man

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Well, Chris (July–August 1997). "Reviews / Supertones Strike Back". 7ball (13): 50. ISSN 1082-3980. 
  2. ^ a b Dietor-Hartley, Shannon (March 1998). "Album Advice: Supertones Strike Back ". Church Musician Today 1 (7): 31. 
  3. ^ Houge, Ty Chap (September–October 1997). "Tools / Music / Supertones Strike Back ". YouthWorker Journal XVI (1): 68–69. 
  4. ^ Brown, Bruce A. (July–August 1997). "super tones". 7ball (13): 12–14. ISSN 1082-3980. 
  5. ^ Boehm, Mike (20 Aug 1997). "ALBUM REVIEW; *** THE SUPERTONES, "Supertones Strike Back" BEC Recordings;". Los Angeles Times - Orange County Edition. p. 2. 
  6. ^ DiBiase, John (May 1997). "The O.C. Supertones Strike Back".