Face To Face - The First Seven Years (VHS) (Cover Artwork)

Face To Face

Face To Face: The First Seven Years (VHS)The First Seven Years (VHS) (1999)
Vagrant Records

Reviewer Rating: 4

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The title of this video is pretty much self explanatory, Its a retrospective look back at the first seven years of Face to Face. From their incarnation in 1990 up to the release of the live record in 1997. The band started out as Zero Tolerance, and after they found out they were other bands call.

The title of this video is pretty much self explanatory, Its a retrospective look back at the first seven years of Face to Face. From their incarnation in 1990 up to the release of the live record in 1997.

The band started out as Zero Tolerance, and after they found out they were other bands called Zero Tolerance, the Name Face to Face was just kinda blurted out one day,and it stuck.

The first to speak on the video is Trever, who tells how he and Matt got together and began playing shows at their high school in the late 80's. It then goes to an old performance of the song "dont turn away". which appeared on a now out of print 7".

The band then signed with dr. strange records...and recorded their first full length titled "dont turn away" But the record had been recorded for about 6 months, and not been released....at the time they then caught a deal with fat wreck chords, who then was also a new label..so the band decided to leave dr. strange, and go to this new more promising label.

It then goes on to show their first european tour with lagwagon, and eventually their departure from fat wreck. The band had heard lagwagon....and their two guitar players and liked their sound...so they decided to recruit another guitarist....(insert chad yaro). and began recording their next album for victory records. The result was big choice, and the band toured extensively afterwards with the likes of the bosstones, NoFX and others. Big choice went on to be quite successful and catapulted the band to be one of the top punk bands of the time...and of all time.

This video has some awesome live performances...with footage of the jon stewart show, the first warped tour which you gotta check out the song bikage, where milo of the descendents sings vocals. And lots of other footage...including the riotus footage of punkfest...where everything seemed to go wrong.

After big choice...the original bassist matt...was suddenly out of the band. So then, (insert Scott Shifflet) as their new permanent bass player. The band had written an albums worth of new songs and wanted to try the songs out in a small club/small audience environment. It was dubbed the econo-live tour....the tour was pretty much unpublisized just getting their audience from word of mouth. The next record...the S/T album on A&M records in 1996. Which is probably my favorite F2F album. After the record was released, they then hit the Warped tour (again), and also toured japan...among the states and canada. With the ill fated Sno-Core tour...but still The band continued to get more and more recognition, and a worldwide fan base.

The video then goes into descriptions of each album telling the high and low points...the good and bad songs on each one. And the description of the live record.

It comes to and end with the videos for the live version of "im trying" and also, "Disconnected", "debt", and "I wont lie down". All in all a pretty entertaining hour or so of one of the best bands in punk today. If your a F2F fan you should probably see this. Great video, on how this band got to the status there at today.


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Anonymous (May 28, 2004)

To the dickhead that called "I Won't Lie Down" a terrible song, SCREW YOU! "I Won't Lie Down" is the best song I have ever heard. From the driving rhythm guitar and solid bass lines (awesome bass breakdown 3/4 through the song) to the rock-solid drums and MOTIVATIONAL F*CKING LYRICS, this song kicks mondo ass on all fronts.

"I'm not afraid of the price I pay
I won't lie down as you walk away"

This song helped me get through some of the toughest years of my life when I endured intense bullying and degredation in school and in life. It was a rallying cry to never give up and to not give a shyt about how people judge you.

"And everyone can't be right
But everyone will decide"

The song begins with "Does anybody see him?/Another setup for the fall./Does anybody hear him?/He's screaming at the same blank wall" questioning how people can just stand by and let injustice occur.

The second verse begins with "I'm sure you must have seen him/ I know you must have heard it all./ I know you used to be him./ Did anybody care at all?" implying that those who stand witness to injustice and atrocity were at one point in the same position as the victim they now behold...yet they do nothing out of fear or apathy.

This song can be applied to everything from middle-school bullying to the Holocaust. It encouraged me to work out and improve myself in every respect and to stop pitying myself and take action. This song is art in the truest sense of the word, and should be listened to by everyone. Definitely give this song a chance and see how it effects you. You may interpret it on a different level than me, but it will almost certainly move you emotionally on some level.

That's all... Devin
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frankstallone (February 13, 2002)

i think this is probably the best band video i've seen. If you're not sure about anything about f2f, then get the video, its great......even if they do pretend they don't have a drummer the whole video

coldjuly (September 4, 2001)

Yeah I remember when I lived In CA i seen them at spankys in riverside in '92 and trever was so Into what he was doing...I seen them again in Atlanta in 1997..he seems a bit off but still into the music...and then on the snapcase h2o F2F tour in winston salem he just wandered around stage like a mindless drone...the rest of the band was playing their asses off.. he just wasnt with it c'mon trever...get with it dammit..jump around, go crazy.

Anonymous (September 4, 2001)

'i wont lie down' is a terrible song, that's all i wanted to say.- fathead

Anonymous (September 4, 2001)

how can you not give this vid full marks.....?

and ya trev needs to move his fat ass...but yaro that guy fucking rocks.

sickboi (September 4, 2001)

Yeah, if you've never seen F2F live you need to check out this video, because Trevor's fat ass doesn't perform like he used to anymore. I saw 'em in DC (for like the 7 or 8 time) with H2O and Snapcase and it was fuckin horrible. They didn't play their full set, seemed to have no motivation and Trevor just slugged about the stage. I used to love F2F, but they really need to get their shit back together.

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