Our buddy Ben Merlis got Lisa Fancher of Frontier Records fame to deliver her answers to the Frontier Records poll. Big thanks to both of them! -Gordo DCXX
I guess it shouldn't be a big surprise that Suicidal Tendencies won the Double Cross poll since it is a classic LP and definitely the most well-known Frontier Records release. But I don't really consider it one of the early ones myself, that period to me was 1980 to 1982 before diverging with Choir Invisible, Christian Death or the Salvation Army. Picking a favorite of those four would be impossible for me but Frontier probably wouldn't have continued if I didn't release "Group Sex."
The first release -- Flyboys -- didn't sell well enough for me to recoup the funds, but the Circle Jerks was something of a local blockbuster.
The Adolescents "Blue" album followed close on its heels in the first half 1981. We recorded TSOL and China White in the same week in summer in the same studio in Manhattan Beach. Both releases concluded 1981... Suicidal was released in mid-1983 when I finally came to terms that I was going to run a record label for a living!
I can't tell you how proud I am that people still love these four records after all these years. - Lisa Fancher
Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies - 163
Circle Jerks - Group Sex - 123
Adolescents - Adolescents - 95
T.S.O.L. - Dance With Me - 22
Monday, December 20, 2010
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