In Frontline Records Rewind Episode 74, host Les Carlsen continues his musical interrogation of Crumbacher members Stephen Crumbacher, Dawn Wisner Johnson and Jimmy Wisner. Stephen talks about the beginning days of Frontline, including the surreal experience of driving around his musical idol, Terry Taylor, looking for potential studios.
In the show, listeners are wowed by acapella intro to “Glowing In The Dark”, off INCANDESCENT, the song that gave the group their signature sound. Acapella intro also kicks off “Speechless” from TAME THE VOLCANO, which Jimmy admitted was a favorite. These intros were from memory -no cheat sheets, folks- in amazing harmony! Stephen provides the inside scoop for his concept album, ESCAPE FROM THE FALLEN PLANET.
It was the ‘80s! Broken down van or bus, causing them to nearly miss their sets, Stephen’s mom making outfits, Jimmy wearing girl’s clothes and hair styles that reflected the times, were the norm for this keyboard-heavy pop group from Southern California. The episode closes with an emotional solo piano version of “Once More (For The Band)” off TAME THE VOLCANO, which was Stephen’s farewell song, a gift to the group, even before the decision to stop performing was final. Listeners may tear up a bit.
REWIND 73: Crumbacher original members tell us how they got signed, recorded their epic harmonies, loaded up their many many keyboards, and hit the road in their unreliable little bus.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
Part 1 features music from Incandescent, Escape From The Fallen Planet, and Thunder Beach.
REWIND 72: Shout members Ken Tamplin and Chuck King continue with stories of cleaning carpets, speeding tickets, machine guns, and sandwich-funded marketing schemes, plus more inside looks at the inspirations and origins of their songs.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Part two features music from Shout’s second album In Your Face
REWIND 71: Vengeance Rising, Recon, Sacred Warrior, World View, and Chaotic Resemblance members join us in the SoCal Metal Fest green room for exclusive interviews. To close the show Bill Roxx of Roxx Productions pays tribute to Dale Huffman of Metal Puls
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Join us in the green room for interviews with guitarist George Ochoa (Recon, Worldview), vocalist Rey Parra (Sacred Warrior, Worldview), drummer Glen Mancaruso (Vengeance Rising, Die Happy), guitarist Doug Thieme (Vengeance Rising, Die Happy), bassist Rog
REWIND 70: Shout members Ken Tamplin and Chuck King share epic tour stories and the unorthodox circumstances that brought them together and ultimately to Frontline Records.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Part one features music from Shout’s debut album It Won’t Be Long.
REWIND 69: Sandra Stephens and Allegra Parks talk about doing background vocals for many eclectic Lanny Cordola albums and how they grew into solo artists with albums of their own.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
In Pt. 2 Sandra and Allegra share about their time with Lanny Cordola and how they ultimately came to have their own solo albums.
REWIND 68: Sandra Stephens and Allegra Parks –background singers and writers for Jon Gibson and Scott Blackwell
Fri, May 26, 2017
Sandra and Allegra sing intros to songs, share studio and tour stories and relate experiences as background singers for Frontline artists.
REWIND 67: P.I.D. original member, Fred Lynch, tells the rest of the P.I.D. story and talks about some of his favorite rhymes.
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
In Part 2 Fred talks about how he learned the scriptures and demonstrates a fresh way created for memorizing the Word by paraphrasing it into rap verses.
REWIND 66: P.I.D. original member, Fred Lynch, takes us back to the beginnings of Christian Hip-Hop and kicks out some old school rhymes on this 2 part episode of Frontline Rewind.
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
In Part 1 Fred talks about losing talent competitions, getting signed to Graceland Records, winding up in a room with a dancing Jimmy Kempner at Frontline, and how he eventually found his flow as a rapper.
REWIND 65: Les Carlsen, lead singer of Bloodgood, and our faithful host of Frontline Records Rewind, takes us on a journey through his musical career beginning as a star in the Broadway musical Hair.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016
Les talks about his rich history as a cast member of Hair, a singer in early hard rock bands, recording the latest Bloodgood album, his new project Carlsen Cromwell, and the 90 minute monologue he memorized for the play he is touring called St. John in Ex
REWIND 64: Idle Cure original members Mark Ambrose and Steve Shannon give us an inside look into the inspiration behind the songs off their third and fourth albums recorded with Frontline Records.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016
In Part 2 Mark and Steve talk about growing as artists and pushing each other to their limits.
REWIND 63: Idle Cure original members Mark Ambrose and Steve Shannon give us an inside look into the stories behind the songs off their debut album and follow up album, Tough Love.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016
In Part 1 Mark and Steve talk about all that went into finding their own original sound during the making of their first and second albums.
REWIND 62: David Portillo, founding leader of 12th Tribe, introduces current crew members who give inspiring testimonies and introduce favorite songs off their new indie album, "Tha G Hits".
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
In Part 2, 12th Tribe members share rich testimonies and favorite songs from their latest album "Tha G Hits".