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|Genre||Punk, hardcore punk, deathrock, alternative rock, indie rock|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|Official website|| www|
Frontier Records is an independent record label, started in 1980 in Sun Valley, Los Angeles by Lisa Fancher,  a former employee of BOMP! Records and writer of the liner notes for the first album by The Runaways.
Frontier Records first found success with the release of the Circle Jerks album Group Sex . The label went on to put out records by such bands as Suicidal Tendencies, American Music Club, Heatmiser, Redd Kross, Thin White Rope, T.S.O.L., Christian Death, and the Young Fresh Fellows, among others.
On November 7, 2010, Frontier Records hosted a party for their 30th anniversary at the Echoplex in Los Angeles which featured a reunion by seminal punk band Middle Class, their first performance in nearly 30 years. The Adolescents, Rikk Agnew, T.S.O.L., the Avengers, and the Flyboys also performed.
|Cat. No.||Artist||Title||Release date||Notes|
|1002||Circle Jerks||Group Sex||October 1980|
|1003||Adolescents||Adolescents||May 1981||a.k.a. The Blue Album|
|1004||T.S.O.L.||Dance with Me||June 1981|
|1005||China White||Danger Zone (EP)||August? 1981|
|1006||Choir Invisible||Choir Invisible||November 1981|
|1007||Christian Death||Only Theatre of Pain||March 1982|
|1008||The Salvation Army||The Salvation Army||May 1982||Later reissued on Frontier 1049 as by Befour Three O'Clock|
|1009||Rikk Agnew||All by Myself||October 1982|
|1010||The Three O'Clock||Baroque Hoedown||October 1982|
|1011||Suicidal Tendencies||Suicidal Tendencies||July 1983|
|1012||The Three O'Clock||Sixteen Tambourines||October 1983|
|1013||The Long Ryders||Native Sons||October 1984|
|1014||The Pontiac Brothers||Doll Hut||October 1985||Later reissued as part of Frontier 1047|
|1015||Thin White Rope||Exploring the Axis||October 1985|
|1016||Naked Prey||Under the Blue Marlin||March 1986|
|1017||E*I*E*I*O||Land of Opportunity||May 1986|
|1018||Redd Kross||Born Innocent||August 1986|
|1019||The Pontiac Brothers||Fiesta en la Biblioteca||September 1986||Later reissued as part of Frontier 1047|
|1020||Thin White Rope||Moonhead||January 1987|
|1021||The Young Fresh Fellows||The Men Who Loved Music||1987|
|1022||Flying Color||Flying Color||1987|
|1023||American Music Club||Engine||1987|
|1024||Naked Prey||40 Miles from Nowhere||1987|
|1025||EIEIO||That Love Thing||1988|
|1026||The Pontiac Brothers||Johnson||1988|
|1027||Thin White Rope||In the Spanish Cave||1988|
|1028||The Young Fresh Fellows||Totally Lost||1988|
|1029||Circle Jerks||Wild in the Streets||1988|
|1031||American Music Club||California||October 1988|
|1032||Dharma Bums||Haywire||Reissue. Originally issued on PopLlama|
|1033||The Damned||Damned Damned Damned||1989||Reissue of band's 1977 debut, originally on Stiff Records.|
|1034||The Young Fresh Fellows||This One's for the Ladies|
|1035||Thin White Rope||Squatter's Rights|
|1039||(Various Artists)||Dangerhouse, Volume 1||Compilation of tracks originally issued on Dangerhouse label|
|1040||Weirdos||Weird World Volume 1|
|1041||The Young Fresh Fellows||Electric Bird Digest|
|1042||Thin White Rope||The Ruby Sea|
|1047||The Pontiac Brothers||Doll House/Fiesta en la Biblioteca||Compilation of Frontier 1014 & 1019.|
|1048||Thin White Rope||Sack Full of Silver||Reissue. Initially issued on RCA Records.|
|1049||Befour Three O'Clock||Happen Happened||Reissue of Frontier 1008, with 9 bonus tracks|
|1050||(Various Artists)||Dangerhouse, Volume 2: Give Me a Little Pain||Compilation of tracks originally issued on Dangerhouse label|
|1051||Flop||Flop & the Fall of the Mopsqueezer|
|1052||Thin White Rope||The One That Got Away||Live recording of band's final concert|
|1053||The Young Fresh Fellows||It's Low Beat Time|
|1054||The Pontiac Brothers||Fuzzy Little Piece of the World||1992|
|1055||Jacob's Mouse||No Fish Shop Parking|
|1056||Thin White Rope||The Axis Calls (DVD-R)||Not a record album, but a concert DVD|
|1058||Jacob's Mouse||I'm Scared|
|1059||Flop||Whenever You're Ready||Reissue of Sony release. Picture disc only.|
|1060||The Affected||A Fate Worse Than a Fate Worse Than Death|
|1061||The Blackeyed Susans||All Souls Alive||1994|
|1062||Heatmiser||Yellow No. 5|
|1063||Heatmiser||Cop and Speeder|
|1064||Thin White Rope||Spoor||Compilation of outtakes, demos, b-sides, and rarities|
|1065||Sacrilicious||When You Wish Upon a Dead Star|
|1066||Shame Idols||I Got Time|
|1067||Flop||World of Today|
|1069||The Damned||Music for Pleasure||Reissue of band's second 1977 album, originally on Stiff Records.|
|1071||Shame Idols||Rocket Cat||Marc Webb's first video My Star|
|1073||The Damned||Not the Captain's Birthday Party?||April 1997||Reissue of live material, originally on Demon Records.|
|1075||Weirdos||Weird World Volume 2|
|1076||Adolescents||Complete Demos 1980-1986|
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