A Little History

Posted in History on May 21, 2010 by ocsuperfan

I was born and raised in Orange County, California. Growing up, I heard Supertones songs all the time. I always had a hard time remembering the difference between Five Iron Frenzy and Supertones songs, but that aside, I enjoyed the music. One time, the Supertones came to play at my small church. I was too young to understand the significance of my sister telling me to take the chance of a lifetime and get their autographs.

I believe it was at this time that my sister got a Strike Back cassette, and boy, did we ever listen to it! As I grew older, this tape was the primary music I heard, but I think I still didn’t realize the connection between the songs on the tape and the band that came to my church. It wasn’t until I got my very first (Newsboys) CD to call my own in 2005 that I started to mature in my music understanding. With Shine: The Hits in my possession, I took hold of the idea of having one’s own CDs. This is when I started to appreciate the Supertones, not because my siblings did, but because I did.

In my following Jr. High years, the only bands I knew & listened to were The O.C. Supertones, Five Iron Frenzy, and the Newsboys. By this time, both the Supertones and FIF had gone their separate ways, but I was just starting to really get into their music. I was astonished and saddened when I found that many my age did not know about either band. At most, they recognized some of the more popular songs, but still didn’t know the bands. I didn’t let it get to me. All I cared about was that I loved the music.

One thing was missing, though. The band itself. No band = no concerts for me to go to. But remember, the music is what I liked; so even without any Supertones concerts, I really got to know the music. The lyrics came next. I knew some of them from just listening to the songs, but for others, I had to have lyrics in front of me in order to sing along. After some searching, I found a great wiki-based lyric site, but they only had a few Supertones songs. Since I preferred the layout of this site above others, I decided that it would benefit from having more Supertones lyrics. So I started making contributions. After this, I realized that I should start figuring out who was who in the band. After I did some research online, I learned more about the band and its history and really grew in my appreciation for them.

I think that it is safe to say that at this point (2007), The Orange County Supertones were (and still continue to be) my FAVORITE band. It is hard to find a way to stress this enough, but between the direct lyrics and musical style of the songs, the Supertones are the best!

Until next time,
O.C. Super-Fan

Now playing: The O.C. Supertones – Perseverance Of The Saints
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