Review: The O.C. Supertones- Adventures of the O.C. Supertones

The O.C. Supertones

With band’s such as No Doubt, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sublime, and Reel Big Fish having hit’s in the mainstream rock scene, it was only a matter of time until the christian rock scene had their own “version” of one of these bands. Well, what they got was so much more. What they got were The O.C. Supertones and their 1996 Tooth and Nail Records debut album Adventures of The O.C. Supertones. This was the album that brought ska music into the christian music scene, and along with Five Iron Frenzy and The Insyderz created a wave of popularity for both the style and the bands that only a few such as the metalcore band’s of today could relate to.. The album is pretty much straight-forward third wave ska, but the worshipful tone and vocalist Matt Morginsky’s smooth hip-hop flows made the band and the album fairly unique.  The album had quite a few standout tracks such as the praising, upbeat “Adonai”, the punk influenced “O.C. Supertones”, and the anthemic “Who Can Be Against Me”. However, as good as this album is for a debut, the band wouldn’t hit their stride until their next album, 1997’s Supertones Strike Back. This was both the beginning of something amazing, and the precursor to better things to come.

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