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The O.C. Supertones

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The Orange County Supertones (a.k.a. The O.C. Supertones a.k.a. The Supertones) is a Christian ska band hailing from Orange County, California. The band was formerly signed to BEC Recordings before becoming an independent band for its final tour. Beginning with a more traditional ska sound, the Supertones moved next to a harder rock sound, which eventually changed again with more of a pop-rock influence. By the early 2000’s, the Supertones was one of the major bands in CCM. They headlined with The Newsboys and Audio Adrenaline on the first Festival Con Dios.

One thing that made the Supertones stand out in CCM was their embrace of secular music styles, even to the point of having the introductions of some songs by Metallica be put in their own songs. Examples included Metallica’s cover of “Am I Evil?” in “Adonai”, “Creeping Death” and “One” in their song “Supertones Strike Back”, and “Damage, Inc” as the intro to “Fade Away”.

Another aspect that made them stick out was their open attention to problems facing the church both culturally and doctrinally. Their songs encourage doctrinal (including Biblical) literacy and holding firmly to one’s faith.

The band has gone through a number of lineup changes, and in 2004 it was announced that the Supertones would be breaking up. Their last show was at Biola University in La Mirada, California on October 7, 2005; fellow Christian rockers Bleach (in a reunion show) and John Davis also played.

In 2010 the Supertones reunited and are currently on tour, mostly playing festivals.

Official Supertones website: http://ocsupertones.com/

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  • mxhammypx

    Loving the new album

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • PanheadWarrior

    Let's represent the REAL Bleach, the Christian Rock band from Nashville, TN and vote up the new pics of their last.fm page! I'm tired of seeing the Japanese "bleach" band with the main picture for "Bleach" on last.fm! If you have a last.fm login, go to http://www.last.fm/music/Bleach and vote up the pics of the REAL Bleach! Thanks guys! It'll give me a super good feeling! the Supertones, Five Iron Frenzy AND Bleach are ALIVE!! It's a glorious day!!!

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • SmicTaguer

    :D

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • OnlyVisitor

    Ska attack for dancing people :) <><

    22 Jan 2012 Reply
  • OnlyVisitor

    Ska attack for dancing people :) <><

    22 Jan 2012 Reply
  • spikemobile

    it was announced on their FB page that they are working on a new album. yes, finally it's about time! the big three bands - the mighty Tones, Five Iron Frenzy and The Insyderz - are all back together and at work on new records! this is what i call good news!

    20 Dec 2011 Reply
  • gabrielle_ska

    These guys would have been HUGE if they had not been a christian band. Their vocals are cleaner than some mainstream peers, and musicianship was just as solid. But tehre are things more important than sucess and money :) [2]

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • sativafreak02

    UNITE!

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • angel_clipped

    These guys would have been HUGE if they had not been a christian band. Their vocals are cleaner than some mainstream peers, and musicianship was just as solid. But tehre are things more important than sucess and money :)

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • yeialvarez

    OC Supertones for ever ♥

    26 Dec 2010 Reply
  • MegaDoug

    great to see these guys play a few gigs around their home turf this summer at FishFest, Harvest, and Spirit West Coast. SKA's not dead my friends!

    23 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Matthewof1979

    Supertones Strike Back !!!!!!!!

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ayjay90

    they back together?!?!?!?!?! happiness++++++++

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • welchpeter

    Greatest band ever. Rock Solid Lyrics

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • isthisthingon11

    Soulfest 2010! Like the Bleach show at cornerstone... I probably will not make it. Sadness!

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • jcdied4u

    THEY WILL BE PLAYING AT A COUPLE OF SHOWS THIS SUMMER 2010~!!!!

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • falko-rock

    seen the band long time ago in Marburg @ KFZ! The good old times!

    11 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ayjay90

    sweeeeeet

    13 Nov 2009 Reply
  • BabsBunny98

    They're getting back together for a reunion 2010 Cali. http://www.joshuafest.com/2009/home/

    2 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Diruhk

    you can see their singer with the band Octoberlight ;) that makes Octoberlight & Mojo (or Mojo & Octoberlight as Mojo himself would say) =D they perform a lot of Supertones songs, and I saw them live =D (Octoberlight is a real good band, but their vocals did suck shit, till Mojo joined em xD)

    5 Oct 2009 Reply
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