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THE FRONT "Wet things"

THE FRONT \"Wet things\"
The Front were formed on Miami Beach in 1980. In 1981 they did their first 7’ Ep “The Front First Strike” at Sync Studios on their diy label FOAM Records. The B side “Immigration Report” hit #1 on WVUM and went on to heavy rotation on college radios across the US. The band played everywhere there was a stage, eventually becoming the opening act for bands such as U2, Psychedelic Furs, The Go-Go’s, Ultravox, Bow Wow Wow and many others. In 1982 they released their 2nd single “Aluminum Room”, which garnered the band a Billboard Single Pick. Many major labels were courting them… Nevertheless, by that time the band members were fragmenting personally and artistically: on 7/25/1983 they played their last gig at a club called The Blitz in Hialeah, FL with a surprise appearance by Joey Ramone. A few years back, The New Times listed The Front at #5 of the “Greatest 20 Florida Punk Bands Of All Time” list. Not getting signed has its rewards, so put your headphones on and listen to a band that was on the cusp of international fame 40 years ago but just being heard today.

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