Supertones Strike Back

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Supertones Strike Back
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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)Adventures of the O.C. Supertones1996
Supertones Strike Back
(1997)
Chase the Sun
(1999)Chase the Sun1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
7ball[1]
Church Musician Today[2]
Jesus Freak Hideoutlink
The Phantom Tollboothlink
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 "Toneman" Terusa: Bass Guitar
  • Darren "Chief" Mettler: Trumpet
  • Daniel "Mad-dog" Spencer: Trombone, Rap Vocals on Little Man
  • Kevin "Slim" Chen: Guitars
  • Dave Chevalier: Saxophone, Rap Vocals on Little Man

Additional musicians

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".