Friction founding members Reck (vocals, guitar, bass) and Chiko-Hige (drums, sax) spent time in the New York No Wave scene, playing in Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, the Contortions and with Lydia Lunch. They transplanted this influence into their Tokyo based band Friction starting in 1978, and with a semi-liquid line-up created an angular music in the realm of PIL and the Birthday Party. When they released their debut EP I Can Tell (1979), on the indie Pass label, it quickly drew acclaim...

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