Thursday, April 14, 2011

Face to Face: Discography of the Moment

I did a DoTM for this band back in September (after realizing that I had never done one already, which is tragic) but after looking back at it, it was not done very well so I decided to completely re-do it.

Face to Face is a pop-punk band that formed originally in 1992 in Victorville, California (about an hour and a half northeast of Los Angeles). Originally, they were called Zero Tolerance.

After releasing some great albums and spending tons of time on the road (and after a farewell tour) the band parted ways in 2004. It re-united in 2008, mostly to do some reunion shows, and will be releasing an album of new material sometime in May.

Personally, I think this band is severely under-rated and their music heavily influenced a slew of California punk rock bands.

F2F Web Links:

Official F2F Website
F2F Facebook page
Brazilian F2F Fan website
Face to Face Wiki site



DISCOGRAPHY:



Don't Turn Away
Released in 1992 by Dr Strange Records.
Recorded in October 1991 in Hollywood, CA and August 1992 in Los Angeles, CA.
Produced by Face to Face.
Band lineup:
Trevor Keith -- guitar, vocals; Matt Riddle - bass, vocals; Rob Kurth - drums.
Tracks: 13
"You've Done Nothing" "I'm Not Afraid" "Disconnected" "No Authority" "I Want" "You've Got a Problem" "Everything is Everything" "I'm Trying" "Pastel" "Nothing New" "Walk Away" "Do You Care" "1000 X"



Over It
Released in 1994 by Victory Music (not Victory Records).
Produced by Face to Face.
Lineup changes:
Chad Yaro was added as a 2nd guitar player.
Tracks: 7
"I Want" "Nothing New" "Disconnected" "AOK" "I Used To Think" "Don't Turn Away" "Not Enough"
Notes:
This EP is no longer in print.

Big Choice
Released in 1994 by Victory Music; re-issued in 1995 by A&M Records.
Produced by Face to Face and Thom Wilson.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12 (14 on the A&M re-issue)
"Struggle" "I Know You Well" "Sensible" "AOK" "You Lied" "Promises" "Big Choice" "It's Not Over" "Velocity" "Debt" "Late" "Song 12" "Disconnected" "Bikeage (Descendents cover)"
Notes:
The song "Song 12" is a 1:16 length track and features a conversation about the re-recording of the song "Disconnected."



Face to Face
Released in September 1996 by A&M.
Recorded in Spring 1996.
Produced by Face to Face and Jim Goodwin.
Lineup changes:
Matt Riddle left the band and was replaced by Scott Shiflett.
Tracks: 12
"Resignation" "Walk the Walk" "Blind" "Ordinary" "I Won't Lie Down" "Can't Change the World" "Handout" "Everything's Your Fault" "Take It Back" "Complicated" "Put You in Your Place" "Falling"



Live
Live album released in 1998 by Imports Records.
Recorded in September 1997 in Los Angeles.
Produced by Face to Face.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 18
"Walk the Walk" "I Want" "Blind" "I'm Not Afraid" "It's Not Over" "I Won't Lie Down" "You Lied" "Ordinary" "I'm Trying" "Telling Them (Social Distortion cover)" "Don't Turn Away" "AOK" "Complicated" "Not For Free" "Pastel" "Do You Care" "Dissension" "You've Done Nothing"



Standards and Practices
Covers album released in 1999 by Lady Luck/Vagrant Records.
Produced by Face to Face.
Lineup changes:
Rob Kurth left the band and was replaced by Pete Parada.
Tracks: 10 (12 on the Japanese import)
"What Difference Does It Make? (Smiths cover)" "Chesterfield King (Jawbreaker cover)" "Don't Change (INXS cover)" "Sunny Side of the Street (Pogues cover)" "Planet of Sound (Pixies cover)" "The KKK Took My Baby Away (Ramones cover)" "Heaven (Psychedelic Furs cover)" "Merchandise (Fugazi cover)" "Helpless (Sugar cover)" "That's Entertainment (The Jam cover)" "Planet Earth (Duran Duran cover on Japanese import version)" "In a Big Country (Big Country cover on Japanese import version)"



Ignorance is Bliss
Released in July 1999 by Beyond Records.
Produced by Trevor Keith, Scott Shiflett, and Chad Blinman.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
"Overcome" "In Harms Way" "Burden" "Everyone Hates a Know-It-All" "Heart of Hearts" "Prodigal" "Nearly Impossible" "I Know What You Are" "The Devil You Know" "Pathetic" "Lost" "Run in Circles" "Maybe Next Time"
Charts:
#162 on the Billboard 200.



Reactionary
Released in June 2000 by Vagrant.
Recorded in January 2000.
Produced by Trevor Keith, Scott Shiflett, and Chad Blinman.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 14
"Disappointed" "Out of Focus" "Whats In A Name" "You Could've Had Everything" "Hollow" "Think For Yourself" "Just Like You Said" "Solitaire" "Best Defense" "Icons" "Shame on Me" "Estranged" "Nullification" "Talk Talk"



How to Ruin Everything
Released in April 2002 by Vagrant.
Recorded between August and September 2001.
Produced by Trevor Keith, Scott Shiflett, and Chad Blinman.
Lineup changes:
Chad Yaro left the band. He was not replaced.
Tracks: 17
"Bill of Goods" "The Take Away" "14 Hours" "A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing" "The New Way" "The World in Front of You" "Why Would I Lie?" "Unconditional" "Shoot the Moon" "Graded on a Curve" "Fight or Flight" "Waiting to Be Saved" "Double Standard" "The Compromise" "How to Ruin Everything" "Nothing Succeeds Like Success" "Anybody Listening?"
Charts:
#178 on the Billboard 200.



Shoot the Moon
Compilation album released in November 2005 by Image Records.
Tracks: 21
4 from Don't Turn Away; 1 From Over It; 4 from Big Choice; 4 from Face to Face; 3 from Live; 2 from Reactionary; 2 from How to Ruin Everything; 1 previously un-released track "Thick as a Brick"



Laugh Now, Laugh Later
Released in May 2011 by Antagonist Records.
Band lineup:
Trevor Keith - guitar, vocals; Chad Yaro - guitar, vocals; Scott Shiflett - bass, vocals; Danny Thompson - drums.
Tracks: 11
"Should Anything Go Wrong" "It's Not All About You" "The Invisible Hand" "Bombs Away" "Blood in the Water" "What You Came For" "I Don't Mind and You Don't Matter" "Stopgap" "All for Nothing" "Pushover" "Under the Wreckage"

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