The Punk Vault

New vinyl colors of classic punk on Frontier Records

Frontier Records is one of the longest running and best punk rock labels in the United States. Not only do they have impeccable taste in the bands they release, but they care they put into preserving their back catalog to maintain great sound and...

Reissues gone wrong: Skinny Puppy vinyl reissues

I’ve had a long-standing policy on this site that I only cover and review records that have been sent to me for that purpose, I don’t cover things I purchased. I stood firm to that policy for over a decade now but in this case I had to...

Thin White Rope – Exploring The Axis colored vinyl reissues

Remember Thin White Rope? I do, though admittedly they flew below my radar for most of their career.The band didn’t really receive the recognition they deserved and I’m as guilty of that as anyone.┬áMy first exposure to them was on a...

China White – Danger Zone limited edition white vinyl EP

I always find stories like these exciting, like hearing about someone discovering buried treasure. Remember the one (and only) China White 12″ EP on Frontier Records? Don’t feel bad if you don’t, the vinyl has been out of print for...

Mike Ness solo album vinyl reissues

Through hard work and perseverance, Mike Ness is a bona fide rock star. It is also a scientific fact that the first Social Distortion album, Mommy’s Little Monster, is one of the greatest punk rock albums of all time. Social Distortion, and...

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Circle Jerks – Group Sex LP opaque purple vinyl

As the colors of the leaves are changing for fall, so is the colors of the vinyl. Well some vinyl that is, if that vinyl is on Frontier Records. Their best sellers such as the first Suicidal Tendencies album, the first...

Redd Kross – Born Innocent LP opaque blue vinyl

Redd Kross was (and is as they are still at it at least part-time) a very interesting band. When they started they were considered a punk rock band but they quickly evolved into something much more unique which probably...

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