In Frontline Records Rewind Episode 70, host Les Carlsen gets together with Shout member, Chuck King, in person and “virtual” Ken Tamplin from his home in Hawaii. The guys share wild tour stories and insights about songs they co-wrote for albums, It Won’t Be Long and In Your Face.
Contemporary Christian rock music fans might recall that Chuck was originally the guitarist for Frontline artist, Idle Cure. Listeners hear how Chuck and Ken met. (Includes Ken hawking equipment through Recycler in order to eat.) They ended up forming a new group and signing a contract with Frontline. We learn of Ken’s decision to turn down a very lucrative secular band to honor his commitment with Frontline.
Shout recordings often featured guitar solos by Frontline artist, Lanny Cordola (House of Lords, Magdallen), who started giving Ken guitar lessons at age 16. Ken shares a humorous story of this early time with Lanny and how they developed as friends. Listen to his crazy solo on the hit song, “Shout”.
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".
Rewind 61: 12th Tribe founding member, David Portillo, gets his latest crew together for an interview with the Rewind crew. David shares his journey of being a 15-year-old rapper performing for crowds of senior citizens, to rubbing elbows with The Newsboy
Fri, Jul 29, 2016
In Part 1 David takes us back to the days before Christian Rap was welcomed by the church and hits us with some old school rhymes.
Rewind 60: Bloodgood frontman, Les Carlsen, interviews his boss and bass player, Michael Bloodgood before they rock the stage at SoCal Metal Fest. Watch live videos of their set on our Youtube channel!
Fri, Jun 17, 2016
Michael talks about his plan for the future, tells his best road story, and talks about his bass, of course. They love Jesus and they wear Spandex; look out.
Rewind 59: Sacred Warrior front man, Rey Parra, joins us for an interview before his performance with Worldview at SoCal Metal Fest. Special guest Brian Healy drops by to catch us up on his latest endeavors and we chat about the festival, which included n
Fri, May 20, 2016
Rey Parra tells moving stories about real God-encounters he had while touring as the lead vocalist of Sacred Warrior.
Rewind 58: Recon Pt. 2 -the party continues with the guys from RECON and WORLDVIEW celebrating Recon’s re-issue of Behind Enemy Lines and Worldview’s upcoming shows on April 23rd and 24th, 2016.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016
Host Les Carlson continues interview with RECON members who revisit their favorite songs on BEHIND ENEMY LINES.