The Orange County Supertones - Hi-Fi Revival

Wednesday 1st September 2004
The Orange County Supertones - Hi-Fi Revival
The Orange County Supertones - Hi-Fi Revival

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Tooth & Nail TNDVD90141
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RELEASE DATE: 2002-12-06
RRP: £6.99

Reviewed by Pauline Cooke

Two vids, "Superfly" and "Return Of The Revolution" from the 'Hi-Fi Revival' album plus a mere 59 seconds of each of the 15 album tracks. There are also a couple of interview/background tracks and live action videos with the two full tracks. The latter shows just how much energy goes into their concerts, along with smoking horns, crowd surfing with and without a surf board and some funky guitar tricks - looks like a whole lot of fun was going on! The crowd look enthused too, pogoing en masse looks real good. The whole ska/rock combo works really well with an intensely rhythmic base and the phenomenal brass interludes really making it a unique sound - especially if you like the two soundstyles when they are separate! There was enough of the sample of "Forever" to hear the verse's tune which was very reminiscent of Squeeze's Up The Junction (not that I'm showing my age at all) .but the lyrics have a happier ending! The whole thing left me wanting to buy the album which I suppose fulfils its purpose.

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