Friction
Discography 1991-1994
Apr 16, 2002

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    • Includes Blurred in Six album.
    • Includes all compilation tracks.
    • Includes all 7" tracks.
    • 32 remasterd tracks.
    • 28-page booklet with lyrics, rare photos, fliers, and show history.
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Before Braid, Hey Mercedes and The City on Film, Bob Nanna was singing and playing drums in the Chicago band, Friction. Made up of Nanna, Scott Broadhurst (bass) and Andy Knudsen (guitar), the band was part of the early '90s Chicago indie/punk scene which also spawned brother band, Cap'n Jazz.

Friction was known for its high-energy live performances, and over the course of three years, played with such bands as Jawbreaker, Samiam, The Smoking Popes, Avail, as well as many, many Cap'n Jazz shows.

The idea for this release came about after Scott Broadhurst approached Polyvinyl about releasing a Friction discography. After some searching, Bob, Andy, and Scott managed to come up with every song the band ever recorded -- absolutely every track including those unreleased and unfinished, as well as one live snippet from the early days.

The 32 tracks are completely re-mastered onto 2 CDs and packaged with a comprehensive booklet. Included on the discs are the band's only LP -- the long out-of-print, Blurred In Six -- all their 7" and compilation tracks, as well as eight songs that were finished, but never released. This includes "Auburn," "906," and "Corrective Jerk" all of which gained cult-like status amongst mix tape traders even years after the band had parted ways.

Songs

  • 1
    Squelch (3:02)
  • 2
    Twenty Second/Sundial (2:54)
  • 3
    Terra Cotta (3:14)
  • 4
    Rule of Elevens (4:15)
  • 5
    September Issue (1:13)
  • 6
    Bowl Cut (2:57)
  • 7
    Cassyflies (2:14)
  • 8
    Box Turtle (3:32)
  • 9
    Subsequently (3:13)
  • 10
    The Makeshift Chimney (2:34)
  • 11
    Semiotician (2:26)
  • 12
    Compactor Room (2:51)
  • 13
    Wish (2:24)
  • 14
    Hybrid Moments (1:18)
  • 15
    Untitled (2:53)
  • 16
    Sandy (2:28)
  • 17
    Anchor (3:02)
  • 18
    Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (0:51)
  • 19
    Auburn (3:42)
  • 20
    906 (2:32)
  • 21
    Corrective Jerk (3:17)
  • 22
    Transit (2:29)
  • 23
    Milt (3:00)
  • 24
    Shoot Don't Shoot Test (3:05)
  • 25
    Split (2:40)
  • 26
    The Re-Makeshift Chimney (2:29)
  • 27
    Wheels (2:50)
  • 28
    Box Turtle (3:08)
  • 29
    Cassyflies (2:20)
  • 30
    Subsequently (2:44)
  • 31
    Happy Days (2:21)
  • 32
    I Love Rock 'n Roll (7:04)

Reviews

The simple fact is that anyone who ever liked any of Nanna's bands at all should get this.
Law of Inertia

One of the best indie bands ever to come out of Chicago.

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