A Comeback? Really?

I’m not really a fan of ‘comebacks’ for bands. If it’s over, then it’s over. Leave it alone. Especially after eight years, in a genre so niche as the brand of ska that the OC Supertones got famous playing. How could a comeback possibly be successful in their case?

To make a comeback now, they’d be stuck between a rock and a hard place. Either they would need to change their sound so much that they wouldn’t really be the same band, or they’d play the exact same style and risk being totally irrelevant.

So when my brother told me this past weekend that the Supertones had a new album out — after 8 years! — I was very skeptical. But oh man, am I glad I gave it a chance!

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