Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Year:  2016
Country:  US
City:  Victorville, CA
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:      Punk  Rock

Face to Face was formed in 1991 by front man Trever Keith, bassist Matt Riddle and drummer Rob Kurth. Previously the trio played in a band known as Zero Tolerance along with guitarist Mark Haake. Prior to Zero Tolerance, Trever and Matt played in a band named Victoria Manor, which disbanded in the late 80’s. Face to Face's first album, Don’t Turn Away, was released in 1992 by Dr. Strange Records, a small independent label located in Alta Loma, California. After nine studio albums and a dedicated following, arguably the band is most well known for their single, "Disconnected," which was released on the band’s first two albums and received significant airplay on college radio. During the bands 25-year career, Keith had been the only constant member with many former band members finding success in other bands. Former drummer, Pete Parada is the current drummer for The Offspring and former bassist Matt Riddle had success in No Use For A Name and currently plays with The Implants. The band currently consists of Trever on vocals and guitar with guitarist Dennis Hill filling out the rhythm section. Scott Shiflett is the band's bassist and has been a member of the band since Riddle’s departure in late 1995. Finally, veteran drummer Danny Thompson has been behind the kit since the band reformed in 2008.
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Year:  1996
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  39 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock

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"don't turn away"
Year:  1992
Label: Dr. Strange
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  37 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock

the photograph of the man in the corner on the front jacket of the album was taken behind Spanky's Cafe in Riverside, California where Face to Face played many of their early gigs. The gentleman who was photographed was named Eric Irish. Eric was a screen printer who helped print many of the bands early shirts and stickers. In the photo Eric was attempting to replicate the "Man in the Corner" logo that was drawn by Scott Riddle.
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