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    Friction (1994-1997) was Steven de Korver (guitar, vocals), Harm Wierda (keys, vocals), Walter de Korver (bass) and Erik Schoppen (drums, percussion).*
    The Dutch band was known for its long virtuose live performances of powerful and energetic rock music that fused infectious grooves of jazz, soul, sympho, p-funk, hip-hop and hardcore with progressive stoner grooves and psychedelia. As their live reputation grew, Friction played clubs, festivals and Eurosonic.
    In 1996 they released their long awaited album 'Glow Within'. In 1997 they rocked the roof at Noorderslag, the biggest showcase festival of Europe.
    *Original formation. The group continued as Friction Freakball Foundation when Harm Wierda and (a year later) Erik Schoppen left the band.

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3HR Friction Mix

A Live (Again :-)

Due to renewed interest in Friction, we made our music (studio & live recordings) accessible again.

Here you can find the discography of our studio work and live registrations made within the period of the original line-up.
You can read a brief history of the band. More background information you can find in review and gallery section.
Enjoy, and don't hesitate to tell others about this site :-)

Friction Selection 94-97

The playlist is not completely random but slides back to the origin of Friction.
This three hour playlist contains some rediscovered and unreleased tracks.
The live recordings were directly via the mixing desk on DAT-tape,
so no post-mixing of individual tracks.

Note: it can take a moment to load a track, so please be patient ;-)

*Smoke (included on the compilation album Vijf Pijpen) is an other/older version of Walking Boots (released on the album Glow Within).

Complete Discography