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Artist: The Front

Title: The Front

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The Front The Front Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1989

Label: Columbia

Catalog Number: FCT 45260


Michael Anthony Franano vocals, rythm guitar
Bobby Franano keybords
Mike Greene lead guitar
Shane drums
Randy Jordan bass, vocals


1.  Fire  
2.  Sunshine Girl  
3.  Pain  
4.  Sweet Addiction (Segue)  
5.  Ritual  
6.  Le Motion  
7.  Sister Moon  
8.  In the Garden  
9.  Violent World  
10.  Sin  

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From: Baris Date: October 1, 2002 at 6:42
I liked this album in general although it has a strange melancholy and reminds "The Doors" sometimes that may be a bit bothering. Yeah there's a strange sadness here. Nonetheless they have a style and sound of their own which is so important. "Sunshine Girl" is a super catchy song and my favourite here. They didn't deserve to become disappeared. Where are they now?

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: November 24, 2002 at 15:24
Strange sadness or not "The Front" has a very distinct groove--a vibe for the 90's if you will--which radiates from within!!! Yes! there is a bit of the "Doors" here as well as "The Cult" and "INXS" which can be heard in "Michael Franano's" sometimes cooing, sometimes grinding vocals!!!Their live vibe is so thick, you can cut it with a knife. I seen these guys live once, it was awsome!!! I was the one who added this album to this sit and my album is in orange! HUMMMMMMM!!!

From: Todd Date: February 20, 2003 at 0:37
I can't answer wher are they now? But if you liked the front, check out their next release under the name "Baker's Pink". Released by Epic in 1993. A strange, moody but at times upbeat album that is very interesting. "Juilanna" is oh so catchy and check out the erie "the noose, the flesh and the devil". Try and find it(Good luck)

From: CG Date: April 22, 2003 at 17:50
I have been looking for this CD for several years with no luck and just got it yesterday on ebay for 1 penny thanx to this site! Saw them open up for Bonham back in the late 80's and was impressed.

From: madcaplaughs Date: January 21, 2004 at 14:59
Ah, yes...The Front Doors. Great songs. Very Doors meets The Cult...Funny, how that really happened(Ian w/ the Doors)......wow, guess they were clairvoyant..lol

From: Jen Date: February 18, 2004 at 11:42
There is a great fan site about The Front, Bakers Pink, and the singer's solo projects at http://www.michaelfranano.com. Hope you enjoy!

From: ChrisSlade Date: October 30, 2004 at 20:26
All I can say is check out their 2nd, and much better release "Bakers Pink", it rules!!!!

From: Geoff Date: February 27, 2005 at 5:56
"Hey, Geoff. You're very attractive... in fact, almost sexy... but I was just wondering what the worst disc you've ever heard is?" Why thank you. In answer to your question, I'd have to say that I heard this shitty band in the 80's that sounded like they wanted to be another band I sincerely hate, by the name of The Doors. What was the name of those clones in the 80's? Yes, that'd be The Front. If you like it bland as dead fungus, check this out. IMO a truly awful CD.

From: ricey Date: March 6, 2005 at 9:21
i got this disc in 1990 and it still gets played on a regular basis.it does sound like a few other bands but that takes nothing away from a real underated gem.if you find it give it a good listen it will pleasantly suprise you. as for geoffs comments i would love to know what he rates as a great hidden gem.

From: Geoff Date: March 7, 2005 at 5:36
Hey Ricey, got some great news for you!!! If you want to see what I rate so highly, check out this link from this very site. My post is 3rd from the bottom of the page. Enjoy!!!http://heavyharmonies.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=3975&st=20

From: Sven Pelz Date: May 6, 2005 at 11:27
A great Album. His foice is unbelivable and the music is great.

From: headbanger4life Date: December 2, 2005 at 2:11
I didn't really get into this one. I hear a lot of the "Doors" reference that are noted above. That mixed with a late 80's/early 90's sound ala INXS and the vocals even remind me of Alice Cooper at times. Definately something different, but not my cup of tea.

From: ROBERT Date: February 15, 2006 at 20:17
Estos son los Hard rockeros THE FRONT del 89'!! Faltan los Canadienses Aoeros con sus discos: Gina's at a Aparty del 83' y Underworld del 84' y , y el grupo d Tommy Funderburk los Cristianos: THE F.R.O.N.T., con su disco del 85'... Casi nada THE FRONT!!!

From: wilmerAORespinas Date: October 13, 2006 at 18:02
bandaza !!! muy buena

From: andi Date: October 21, 2011 at 7:38
This Band has absolutly nothing to do with the Doors or the Cult....in which World do you live??Better take a walk to the ear specialist!!! Hardrock with own Style rememberīs me a little bit to older songs from Vengeance("Pain")or Twisted Sister("Pain"="Destroyer")!But Album is very average!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 12, 2012 at 20:16
Musically talking andi,yes,nothing to do with The Doors and The Cult in quality terms but putting your ears on the objective side,The Front sounds very to both bands,i'd say a psychodelic The Cult and a "purest" The Doors..."Violent World" & "Sin" are the best cuts IMO...probably tracks 2,3 & 6 has something to offer too but in general lines this is quite a disposable album with all my due respect...77/100

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