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* {{Mondegreen}}: A common result of Eric's vocal style.


* split 10-inch with Boy's Life (1995)

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* split Split 10-inch with Boy's Life (1995)


Christie Front Drive was an [[EmoMusic emo]] band formed in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado formed in 1993. The band consisted of Eric Richter on guitar and lead vocals, Jason Begin on guitar and some backing screamed vocals, Kerry McDonald on bass and occasional backing vocals and Ron Marschall on drums and was active until 1997 (with a couple reunion shows afterwards.) Along with the far more successful Music/SunnyDayRealEstate, they were one of the first bands to mix the sound of emo, then a very small offshoot of punk music with a very nascent scene, with the then popular "college rock" style of AlternativeRock, thus producing the style commonly known today as Midwestern Emo[[note]]Although neither band was from the Midwest. The name is due to the style being later popularized by bands and scenes in the Midwest, centered around Illinois and Kansas City.[[/note]] Today this style is so copied it's [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny easy to forget it was ever a fresh and unique thing]] and for this reason CFD are often overlooked even by fans of the modern day "emo revival" although they still retain a very dedicated cult following.

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Christie Front Drive was an [[EmoMusic emo]] band formed in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado formed in 1993. The band consisted of Eric Richter on guitar and lead vocals, Jason Begin on guitar and some backing screamed vocals, Kerry McDonald [=McDonald=] on bass and occasional backing vocals and Ron Marschall on drums and was active until 1997 (with a couple reunion shows afterwards.) Along with the far more successful Music/SunnyDayRealEstate, they were one of the first bands to mix the sound of emo, then a very small offshoot of punk music with a very nascent scene, with the then popular "college rock" style of AlternativeRock, thus producing the style commonly known today as Midwestern Emo[[note]]Although neither band was from the Midwest. The name is due to the style being later popularized by bands and scenes in the Midwest, centered around Illinois and Kansas City.[[/note]] Today this style is so copied it's [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny easy to forget it was ever a fresh and unique thing]] and for this reason CFD are often overlooked even by fans of the modern day "emo revival" although they still retain a very dedicated cult following.


Christie Front Drive was an [[EmoMusic emo]] band formed in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado formed in 1993. The band consisted of Eric Richter on guitar and lead vocals, Jason Begin on guitar and some backing screamed vocals, Kerry =McDonald= on bass and occasional backing vocals and Ron Marschall on drums and was active until 1997 (with a couple reunion shows afterwards.) Along with the far more successful Music/SunnyDayRealEstate, they were one of the first bands to mix the sound of emo, then a very small offshoot of punk music with a very nascent scene, with the then popular "college rock" style of AlternativeRock, thus producing the style commonly known today as Midwestern Emo[[note]]Although neither band was from the Midwest. The name is due to the style being later popularized by bands and scenes in the Midwest, centered around Illinois and Kansas City.[[/note]] Today this style is so copied it's [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny easy to forget it was ever a fresh and unique thing]] and for this reason CFD are often overlooked even by fans of the modern day "emo revival" although they still retain a very dedicated cult following.

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Christie Front Drive was an [[EmoMusic emo]] band formed in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado formed in 1993. The band consisted of Eric Richter on guitar and lead vocals, Jason Begin on guitar and some backing screamed vocals, Kerry =McDonald= McDonald on bass and occasional backing vocals and Ron Marschall on drums and was active until 1997 (with a couple reunion shows afterwards.) Along with the far more successful Music/SunnyDayRealEstate, they were one of the first bands to mix the sound of emo, then a very small offshoot of punk music with a very nascent scene, with the then popular "college rock" style of AlternativeRock, thus producing the style commonly known today as Midwestern Emo[[note]]Although neither band was from the Midwest. The name is due to the style being later popularized by bands and scenes in the Midwest, centered around Illinois and Kansas City.[[/note]] Today this style is so copied it's [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny easy to forget it was ever a fresh and unique thing]] and for this reason CFD are often overlooked even by fans of the modern day "emo revival" although they still retain a very dedicated cult following.


Christie Front Drive was an [[EmoMusic emo]] band formed in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado formed in 1993. The band consisted of Eric Richter on guitar and lead vocals, Jason Begin on guitar and some backing screamed vocals, Kerry McDonald on bass and occasional backing vocals and Ron Marschall on drums and was active until 1997 (with a couple reunion shows afterwards.) Along with the far more successful Music/SunnyDayRealEstate, they were one of the first bands to mix the sound of emo, then a very small offshoot of punk music with a very nascent scene, with the then popular "college rock" style of AlternativeRock, thus producing the style commonly known today as Midwestern Emo[[note]]Although neither band was from the Midwest. The name is due to the style being later popularized by bands and scenes in the Midwest, centered around Illinois and Kansas City.[[/note]] Today this style is so copied it's [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny easy to forget it was ever a fresh and unique thing]] and for this reason CFD are often overlooked even by fans of the modern day "emo revival" although they still retain a very dedicated cult following.

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Christie Front Drive was an [[EmoMusic emo]] band formed in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}, Colorado formed in 1993. The band consisted of Eric Richter on guitar and lead vocals, Jason Begin on guitar and some backing screamed vocals, Kerry McDonald =McDonald= on bass and occasional backing vocals and Ron Marschall on drums and was active until 1997 (with a couple reunion shows afterwards.) Along with the far more successful Music/SunnyDayRealEstate, they were one of the first bands to mix the sound of emo, then a very small offshoot of punk music with a very nascent scene, with the then popular "college rock" style of AlternativeRock, thus producing the style commonly known today as Midwestern Emo[[note]]Although neither band was from the Midwest. The name is due to the style being later popularized by bands and scenes in the Midwest, centered around Illinois and Kansas City.[[/note]] Today this style is so copied it's [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny easy to forget it was ever a fresh and unique thing]] and for this reason CFD are often overlooked even by fans of the modern day "emo revival" although they still retain a very dedicated cult following.


* MindScrew: The unclear lyrics have this effect...even the published one are still very much this, they're quite unclear on what they are referring to and often consist of incomplete sentences.

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* MindScrew: The unclear lyrics have this effect...even the published one ones are still very much this, they're quite unclear on what they are referring to and often consist of incomplete sentences.


* TheUnintelligible: Eric sings in a somewhat unusual mumbled style, and the vocals are usually low in the mix well drowned out by the music. For this reason making out the entirety of the lyrics is virtually impossible.

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* TheUnintelligible: Eric sings in a somewhat unusual mumbled style, and the vocals are usually low in the mix well drowned out by the music. For this reason making out the entirety of the lyrics is virtually impossible.impossible.
* WordSaladLyrics: Most of the ones we know clearly fall into this category.


The band's most defining feature is perhaps Richter's very subdued and often muffled style of singing, because of this their lyrics are just as [[TheUnintelligible unintelligible]] as "cookie monster" death metal growls. To add more confusion, with the exception of a single song ("Bag") from a compilation, none of their lyrics were printed in the liner notes, thus resulting in the lyrics being ShroudedInMyth not only during the band's lifespan but almost a decade later when Richter published some of them online. Remember that Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad, as many believe that Richter's vocal style and the unclear lyrics actually added to the depth and beauty of their music.

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The band's most defining feature is perhaps Richter's very subdued and often muffled style of singing, because of this their lyrics are just as [[TheUnintelligible unintelligible]] as "cookie monster" death metal growls. To add more confusion, with the exception of a single song ("Bag") from a compilation, none of their lyrics were printed in the liner notes, thus resulting in the lyrics being ShroudedInMyth not only during the band's lifespan but until almost a decade later when Richter published some of them online. Remember that Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad, as many believe that Richter's vocal style and the unclear lyrics actually added to the depth and beauty of their music.


** WordOfGod is that many of their songs didn't even have consistent lyrics and they often changed with Eric's mood, hence he didn't like writing them down and saw no need.

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** WordOfGod is that many of their songs didn't even have consistent lyrics and they often changed with Eric's mood, hence he didn't like writing them down and saw no need.need to write them down.


Like many emo bands of the era, they started out releasing only a series of 7-inch records, (a split with Music/JimmyEatWorld in a musical example of RetroactiveRecognition, another split with a now mostly forgotten band called Sineater, and a 7-inch of their own), in addition to a 6-song EP.[[note]]although released on 12-inch vinyl.[[/note]] These records are now all long out of print, although the songs from them were released on a compilation CD commonly called Anthology, which today is also out of print.[[note]]There have been a few re-releases of the vinyl though, some of which are still available.[[/note] In 1995 they also released a split 10-inch with another emo band named Boy's Life, with their three songs on it often regarded as their best work. After the release of a few comp tracks[[note]]including one where they covered the MaryTylerMooreShow theme song on a compilation of punk covers of TV songs[[/note]], the band played their last show in 1997, with the posthumous release of their only true full length, officially a self-titled album but commonly referred to as ''Stereo'' later. Eric Richter still had a pretty immense musical career afterwards, playing in various other bands with radically different sounds, ranging from the electronica project Antarctica, an upbeat PowerPop band known as The 101, and most recently the PostHardcore band Highness. He also played in a band called Golden City that had a somewhat similar sound to CFD but with a more cleaned up recording and intelligible vocals.

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Like many emo bands of the era, they started out releasing only a series of 7-inch records, (a split with Music/JimmyEatWorld in a musical example of RetroactiveRecognition, another split with a now mostly forgotten band called Sineater, and a 7-inch of their own), in addition to a 6-song EP.[[note]]although released on 12-inch vinyl.[[/note]] These records are now all long out of print, although the songs from them were released on a compilation CD commonly called Anthology, which today is also out of print.[[note]]There have been a few re-releases of the vinyl though, some of which are still available.[[/note] [[/note]] In 1995 they also released a split 10-inch with another emo band named Boy's Life, with their three songs on it often regarded as their best work. After the release of a few comp tracks[[note]]including one where they covered the MaryTylerMooreShow theme song on a compilation of punk covers of TV songs[[/note]], the band played their last show in 1997, with the posthumous release of their only true full length, officially a self-titled album but commonly referred to as ''Stereo'' later. Eric Richter still had a pretty immense musical career afterwards, playing in various other bands with radically different sounds, ranging from the electronica project Antarctica, an upbeat PowerPop band known as The 101, and most recently the PostHardcore band Highness. He also played in a band called Golden City that had a somewhat similar sound to CFD but with a more cleaned up recording and intelligible vocals.


The band's most defining feature is perhaps Richter's very subdued and often muffled style of singing, because of this their lyrics are just as [[TheUnintelligible unintelligible]] as "cookie monster" death metal growls. To add more confusion, with the exception of a single song ("Bag") from a compilation, none of their lyrics were printed in the liner notes, thus resulting in the lyrics being ShroudedInMyth not only during the band's lifespan but almost a decade later when Richter published some of them online. Remember that Administrativia/TropesAreNotBad, as many believe that Richter's vocal style and the unclear lyrics actually added to the depth and beauty of their music.

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The band's most defining feature is perhaps Richter's very subdued and often muffled style of singing, because of this their lyrics are just as [[TheUnintelligible unintelligible]] as "cookie monster" death metal growls. To add more confusion, with the exception of a single song ("Bag") from a compilation, none of their lyrics were printed in the liner notes, thus resulting in the lyrics being ShroudedInMyth not only during the band's lifespan but almost a decade later when Richter published some of them online. Remember that Administrativia/TropesAreNotBad, Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad, as many believe that Richter's vocal style and the unclear lyrics actually added to the depth and beauty of their music.


* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Due to it being one of the most copied styles of indie music in the last few decades, with multiple waves and a healthy revival scene, it's easy to not realize how innovative they were when they first started out on the scene. Alas, this results in many younger emo fans regarding their music as "boring", or "too generic".

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Due to it being one of the most copied styles of indie music in the last few decades, with multiple waves and a healthy revival scene, it's easy to not realize how innovative they were when they first started out on the scene. Alas, this results in many younger emo fans regarding their music as "boring", or "too generic".


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* UnbuiltTrope: Sounds ''quite'' different from any style or wave of emo that came after them, due to the vocal style, unclear, vague and minimalist lyrics, and production that's not only quite rough but also uses some pretty unorthodox mixes. Whether this makes it better or worse than what followed is hotly debated.


* BlackSheepHit: Using the word "hit" very loosely as they received no mainstream radio play, however their cover of the MaryTylerMooreShow theme got them much attention and is even a SignatureSong of sorts. Somewhat averted in this sense, since despite being a cover it actually sounds very much like their other works and it's commonly stated that it sounds exactly like a song they wrote.
* CarefulWithThatAx: Like most emo bands of the era, they weren't afraid to throw screaming vocals into an otherwise melodic song.

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* BlackSheepHit: Using the word "hit" very loosely as they received no mainstream radio play, however their cover of the MaryTylerMooreShow Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow theme got them much attention and is even a SignatureSong of sorts. Somewhat averted in this sense, since despite being a cover it actually sounds very much like their other works and it's commonly stated that it sounds exactly like a song they wrote.
* CarefulWithThatAx: CarefulWithThatAxe: Like most emo bands of the era, they weren't afraid to throw screaming vocals into an otherwise melodic song.

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* EpicRocking: "Saturday", the opening track to their final album isn't terribly long clocking in at just over six and a half minutes, but has this feel due to the very long intro and buildup from a minimalist piano track.


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* NonAppearingTitle: Most of their songs apparentely, the only ones where the lyrics are confirmed to appear in the title are "November" and "About Two Days"[[note]]unless you count the cover "Love Is All Around".[[/note]]

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