Christie Front Drive "s/t" LP - Dead Tank Records

Christie Front Drive "s/t" LP

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Informally known as the “Stereo” record, the posthumous impact and influence, while difficult to gauge completely, is nonetheless completely undeniable. Successful mainstream acts such as JIMMY EAT WORLD (who attained their early start via a split 7″ with CFD) have gone on record numerous times in stating the importance of the band, both in context of their own band and independent music on the whole. The July 2008 issue of Alternative Press went so far as to declare CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE as one of “23 Bands Who Shaped Punk” itself (alongside FUGAZI, HÜSKER DÜ, BAD BRAINS, BLACK FLAG, DESCENDENTS, INTEGRITY, et al). The consensus among many was that CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE was the band that gave punk rock that crucial moment where it realized that slowness and melody could be just as powerful and communicative as blast beats and all-out throaty vocal assaults. Some describe it as the “second wave” of “emo,” perhaps the splintering off point for a host of punk rock’s sub-genres to come. But we prefer to look at it in much simpler terms: an undeniable classic.

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