Business Up Front/Party in the Back

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Business Up Front/Party in the Back
Studio album by Family Force 5
Released March 21, 2006
Recorded Bridge Street, Studio & FM2
Franklin, TN
Genre Rap rock, Christian rock, funk metal, rap metal, post-hardcore
Length 41:25
Label Maverick, Gotee
Producer Joe Baldridge, Butch Walker, Solomon Olds
Family Force 5 chronology
Family Force 5 EP
(2005)
Business Up Front/Party in the Back
(2006)
Dance or Die EP
(2008)
Singles from 'Business Up Front/Party in the Back'
  1. "Kountry Gentleman"
    Released: 2005
  2. "Love Addict"
    Released: 2006
  3. "Replace Me"
    Released: 2006
  4. "Earthquake"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Christianity Today 3/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms (10/10)[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[4]

Business Up Front/Party in the Back is the debut album by Christian alternative group, Family Force 5, released on March 21, 2006. It has been notable for putting Family Force 5 into the mainstream. "Love Addict" was a Christian radio hit. A "diamond edition" was released on March 20, 2007 with three additional tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cadillac Phunque"   Nathan Currin, Jacob Olds, Soloman Olds 3:27
2. "Kountry Gentleman"   J. Olds, S. Olds 3:23
3. "X-Girlfriend"   J. Olds, S. Olds 3:38
4. "Drama Queen"   J. Olds, S. Olds 3:51
5. "Put Ur Hands Up"   J. Olds, S. Olds 4:20
6. "Love Addict"   Currin, J. Olds, S, Olds 2:52
7. "Earthquake"   J. Olds, S. Olds 3:06
8. "Replace Me"   Currin, J. Olds, S, Olds 3:35
9. "Lose Urself"   J. Olds, S. Olds 3:10
10. "Peachy"   J. Olds, S. Olds 3:46
11. "Supersonic"   J. Olds, S. Olds 3:07
12. "Numb"   J. Olds, S. Olds 3:11
Total length:
41:25

Diamond Edition[edit]

Business Up Front/Party in the Back: Diamond Edition
Studio album by Family Force 5
Released March 20, 2007
Length 51:20
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (78%) [5]
Cross Rhythms (10/10) [6]
Jesus Freak Hideout 5/5 stars [7]
Diamond edition additional tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "I Love You to Death"   J. Olds, S. Olds 2:44
14. "Face Down"   J. Olds, S. Olds 3:52
15. "Never Let Me Go"   J. Olds, S. Olds 3:10

Credits[edit]

  • Solomon "Soul Glow Activatur" Olds - Vocals, guitar, programming, synthesizers
  • Jacob "Crouton" Olds - Drums, vocals
  • Joshua "Fatty" Olds - Bass, vocals
  • Nathan "Nadaddy" Currin - DJ
  • Brad "20 Cent" Allen - Guitars (former band member, left before the record released)
  • Derek "Chap Stique" Mount - Guitars on "Replace Me" (replaced Allen)
  • Produced by Joe Baldridge and Solomon Olds, except "Put Ur Hands Up", "Earthquake", and "Lose Urself" (Olds, Butch Walker)
  • Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
  • Mastered by Leon Zervos
  • Recorded at Bridge Street Studio and FM2 (Franklin, TN), and The Rental House Studios and Ruby Red Productions (Atlanta, GA)

Notes[edit]

  • "Kountry Gentleman", "Replace Me", and "Love Addict" were the first singles off the record; in fact, a video for "Kountry Gentleman" was actually released in the summer of 2005, about nine months before the full-length album was released. No video was made for "Replace Me"; the song was sent only to Christian radio. A video was released for "Love Addict" in mid-2006.
  • Advance copies of the album did not include "Replace Me"; the song "Earthquake" was instead followed by "Lose Urself", "Peachy", "Supersonic", "Numb", and "Colour of Water", which did not make it onto the final record. Solomon Olds explained that the band's record labels (Maverick and Gotee) only wanted twelve songs for the album and the band thought "Replace Me" was a better song than "Colour of Water".[8]
  • "Kountry Gentleman" was featured in the trailer for the kung-fu film "The Warrior's Way."
  • "Love Addict" was released as downloadable content for the music game Rock Band 2."
  • "Love Addict" is on the Digital Praise PC game Guitar Praise.

Awards[edit]

In 2007, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rock Album of the Year at the 38th GMA Dove Awards.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Christianity Today review". Christianitytoday.com. March 1, 2006. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cross Rhythms review". Crossrhythms.co.uk. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "AbsolutePunk review". Absolutepunk.net. March 20, 2007. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cross Rhythms review". Crossrhythms.co.uk. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. March 20, 2007. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "JesusFreakHideout". JesusFreakHideout. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ 38th Annual GMA Awards on About.com