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From MelodicRock Classics:

MelodicRock Classics is excited to add another rare AOR gem to its 500 Series of releases. MRC504 will feature New Jersey female fronted rock band Friction and their self-titled debut album, which has history would show, would be their one and only record.

Until now it has never been available on CD, instead only ever released as a limited run LP back in 1988.

Now a limited-edition CD will be released by MRC June 30, featuring the original 9 track album, plus the band’s debut single from 1984, and additional bonus tracks. All freshly remastered by the master of mastering JK Northrup.

Friction was founded in 1980 by Walter and Nicholas Meremianin in Southern New Jersey. The band went through several changes in personnel before settling into the version that recorded the Friction self-titled album in 1988.

The band's recording lineup included Tammy Meremianin, Nicholas Meremianin, Walter Meremianin, George Smeltz, C. David Landes and back up vocalists Gwen Hasheian and Geri Choltco.

Before and after the recording of the album, ‘Friction’ appeared in a wide variety of venues including, The Empire Rock Club, Pulsations, Phil and Eddie's Surf Club, The Rainbow, Oasis I and II, Barfoot Bar at the Oceanic, The Omni, and onboard the Cape May Lewis Ferry for the Ugly Bartenders Blow out on the Bay. The band played the South Philly Italian Festival and concerts at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, as well as appearances up and down the Jersey Shore.

Friction members Tammy, Walter and Nicholas appeared on the nationally syndicated television talk show, The Joe Franklin Show where they premiered the band’s video for the single “Children of the Night”.

Friction had great regional success on the airwaves as well as performing many concerts throughout the region. Friction was known for its high energy live rock shows that featured great vocals and musicianship.

Track Listing:
01. Keep On Runnin' 4:25
02. No You Won't 4:15
03. Christmas Song 5:37
04. Streets 4:13
05. My Turn 3:38
06. Children Of The Night 3:46
07. Rescue 3:54
08. Can't Go Back 3:55
09. Crimes Of Passion 5:06
Bonus Tracks:
10. Games Of The Nightime 4.30
11. Heartland Blues 2.21
12. Can’t Go Back (Live)
13. My Turn (Live)
14. Rescue (Live)
15. Streets (Live)
16. Right For Me (Live, Never Studio Recorded)
17. Sweet Evil Eyes Woman (Live, Never Studio Recorded)

Friction is:
Tammy Meremianin: Vocals, Guitar
Nicholas Meremianin: Lead Guitar, Vocals
Walter Meremianin: Keyboards, Vocals
George Smeltz: Drums, Percussion
C. David Landes: Bass, Vocals

Backup Vocals:
Gwen Hasheian
Geri Choltco
Additional Vocals:
Fred Baker
James Langley
 

 

 

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