In Frontline Records Rewind Episode 76, host Les Carlsen walked into a SoCal studio to sounds of rapcore by the pioneering group, Every Day Life (EDL), and talked with them about their unique combination of rap and metal, formulated in 1992. The show opens with a live 2016 rehearsal performance that will convince listeners EDL still has their chops!
Tedd Cookerly, Carl Weaver, Eric Wilkins and Jim Rupe explain the thrill and fright of creating something new and the challenges of recording their improvisational, impromptu style. Lanny Cordola, producer of first Frontline album, “Disgruntled”, made it “shinier” than the group envisioned. Mike Knott produced, and Gene Eugene engineered, second release, “American Standard”, named for the toilet manufacturer, which continued their raw social criticism. Cookerly admits some lyrics included swear words, which didn’t seem to bother the record label, but many Christian bookstores were ruffled by lyric and controversial content, pulling CDs from the shelves. Ironically, EDL’s song, “Salt Circles,” was nominated for a “Hard Music” Dove Award in 1999.
This conversation and reunion performance is rare and exclusive, something you don’t hear every day.
REWIND 75: Les Carlsen's Christmas Special Extravaganza. Les Carlsen of Bloodgood calls his friends and requests their favorite Christmas songs for the Frontline Rewind Show.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017
Featuring music by Les Carlsen, Oz Fox of Stryper, Scott Blackwell, Street Called Straight, Paul and Faith Jackson, and the Ray Conniff Singers.
REWIND 74: Crumbacher original members explain their 80s fashion decisions and give us even more of the stories behind the songs
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Part 2 features music from Tame The Volcano, and Escape From The Fallen Planet.
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.