FACE TO FACE
The band Face to Face is partially responsible for sparking my interest in punk music. Just like many other Face to Face fans, my first exposure to this SoCal punk outfit was their 1993 single, "Disconnected." I remember hearing it on the radio thinking, "What is this incredible song?" I didn't even know what punk music was back then. Because I was 13 and had no access to public/college radio, I wrote down the band and song name as I did of so many other great songs that had very short-lived stints of airplay on commercial radio during that time. Years later, through Napster, I pulled that list out and rediscovered Face to Face. Whoever says Napster is bad for the music industry is pretty ignorant because now I own half of the Face to Face discography. In the current music industry where every genre gets the word "pop" added to the front of it, punk is no exception. But it could be said that Face to Face writes mature, intelligent punk rock; their lyrics are more introspective than most modern punk bands. Still Face to Face cannot be accused of not living up to punk ideals. Lead singer Trever Keith has announced to the crowd at live shows exactly why fans are able to purchase their CD's for a mere $5. Similarly, the majority of Face to Face music is released on non-major labels, including their own Lady Luck Records, a division of Vagrant. And, like so many other great punk bands, Face to Face has never gotten the recognition they deserved. Face to Face was part of that "early 90's resurfacing of punk" that included Green Day, Offspring, and Rancid, yet Face to Face, the most talented of these bands, never achieved the same mass appeal. Certainly none of these other bands even come close to Face to Face on song-writing ability alone.
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