The Orange County Supertones - At The Movies

Saturday 1st April 2000
The Orange County Supertones - At The Movies
The Orange County Supertones - At The Movies

LABEL: BEC Recordings 637761741738
FORMAT: VHS video Music video

Reviewed by Philip Price

It is hard to be critical of a video that starts with the band in a changing room praying and which contains a lot of footage of band members giving their raison d'etre for being an unashamedly "Christian" band; but in my opinion those scenes are the high spots on this tape. If, like me, you are not a huge fan of either ska as a musical genre or the Supertones as a band, then unfortunately this video is not going to change your mind very much. I watched the video hoping to have my mind changed, but sadly, this was not the case. Instead I came away from TV wishing I had done what the children's programme used to encourage us to do; turn it off and go and do something more useful instead! The video footage of the band in concert is poorly shot and the sound mix is awful (I watched it Nicam Hi-Fi Stereo video!) Buy it only if you are a fanatic follower of the band, or if you are a collector of Christian testimonies.

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