Friction, Baby

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On their second album, Friction, Baby, Better Than Ezra becomes a bit more ambitious than they were with their debut album, Deluxe. Lead singer Kevin Griffin's lyrics are more detailed and brooding, moving the band closer to their doom-laden post-grunge contemporaries.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On their second album, Friction, Baby, Better Than Ezra becomes a bit more ambitious than they were with their debut album, Deluxe. Lead singer Kevin Griffin's lyrics are more detailed and brooding, moving the band closer to their doom-laden post-grunge contemporaries.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/1996
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075596194426
  • Catalog Number: 61944
  • Sales rank: 174,341

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Better Than Ezra Primary Artist
Kevin Griffin Guitar, Vocals
Peter Holsapple Organ, Mandolin, Piano
Travis Aaron McNabb Drums
Lawrence Sieberth Piano
Mark Mullins Trombone
Tom Drummond Bass
Joan Wasser Violin
Mathew Perrine Tuba
Jamil Sharie Trumpet
Anthony Dagrade Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Technical Credits
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Don Gehman Producer, Engineer
Jim De Barros Art Direction
Doug Trantow Contributor
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great but not as good as closer

    Friction, Baby is a very good rock CD with some surprisingly deep slow songs mixed in. The balance is great and overall I love this album; it's not as good as Closer which seriously rocks and can be ordered from betterthanezra.com...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stuck in the Middle

    Here's the problem BTE faces: They're not edgy enough to be indie and they're too good to be mainstream given the current radio environment. That’s a damn shame because Kevin Griffith's written some of the best pop songs released in the last ten years as this album attributes. King of New Orleans, Desperately Wanting, Speeding Up To Slow Down, and Rewind are all big hits in some alternate universe where it’s still okay to write and release good, guitar based pop songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Group is Awesome, it's a shame they'll go down as one hit wonders

    This is a great group that took a one-dimensional sound and gave it a multi-dimensional feel. The song Desperatley Wanting is probably the worst on the CD although it was the big hit. If this CD were to be re-released and played on the radio today it would be a huge hit. Unfortunatley, the sad truth that the lead singer looks like Mike Heher inevitable lead to the group's downfall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy this cd

    This is an excellent cd. The best song by far is ''Desperately Wanting'' but they are all good. It gets my highest reccomendations.

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