The Orange County Supertones
have returned with their sophomore release, Supertones Strike Back.
The disc starts off with the title track which is packed with a more aggressive feel than
their debut. With louder, harder-driven guitars and deeper, more moody vocals they proclaim,
"Protect your neck, Supertones strike back!" The gospel-filled lyrics you were introduced
to in their debut are still there. Now seven guys: vocals, drums, bass, trumpet, tenor sax, guitar, and trombone,
they hit harder than before. This is also evident in "Unite,"
"Unite! Ignite and spark a light to burn so bright the sight will blind the blind of this our modern time."
...Strike Back is one of the best ska albums available. If you're a
fan of the genre, or even if you're not, check it this solid rock record.
- Written by John DiBiase, May 1997