I’m in the burbs hanging out with the parents… so here’s a blast from the past and also from the burbs. Downers Grove, IL to be more specific. My only connection to Downer’s Grove is that I one worked a shitty day job there for a brief period of time while slaving away at music dreams for my own self. I bought this at some hardcore show in the mid 90’s… probably at The Fireside Bowl… when kids would set up their own distros at shows and sell the latest offerings from a handful of punk and hardcore labels. I liked the way this looked and I think it was described to me as “emo” (but not the “emo” you are probably thinking)… god, what a stupid word/name for a made-up sub genre. But I was into it back then and so on a whim I bought this. A little closer inspection and I discovered that the singer/drummer of this group was a fellow who went by the name of “Bub” Nanna. Sound familiar? If you’re a fan of the band Braid, it should. Musically, Friction weren’t necessarily anything remarkable - but still solid enough when you consider this is pre-Braid material. Like I said, the design intrigued me. It fit the motif that bands that I was getting into at the time were using and I think I held on to this record more for the memory of this period of musical discovery in my life more than anything.
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