With the way the current generation of garage rockers ape and fetishize the new wave of punk, the fact that a band like South Florida's the Front never really made it seems just a bit more heartbreaking in 2014.
There are currently labels that fill their rosters with new artists that sound like Pete Shelley's bastard children and make records that could be easily mistaken for dollar bin gems from '79. And while we're certainly not complaining about that, it is serendipitous that the Front's story is finally going to be told at this particular point in time with the debut of the documentary film The Front: The Band That Time Forgot. The trends have finally made it so that the group's tale and music may be fully appreciated by younglings and those that were there alike. People will finally get a proper look at what many consider one of the best bands the area ever spawned.