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From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Better Than Ezra has been building a devoted following in the south and west since '89; Deluxe, originally released in '93 on Swell Records, became a surprise best-seller leading to a re-release on Elektra (eventually reaching platinum on the strength of the hit singles "Good" and "In the Blood"). Whether dark and brooding or bright and urgent, the songs on Friction, Baby are precise and irresistibly musical. First single: "King of New Orleans." Touring is scheduled for a full year to support the release.
From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Better Than Ezra has been building a devoted following in the south and west since '89; Deluxe, originally released in '93 on Swell Records, became a surprise best-seller leading to a re-release on Elektra (eventually reaching platinum on the strength of the hit singles "Good" and "In the Blood"). Whether dark and brooding or bright and urgent, the songs on Friction, Baby are precise and irresistibly musical. First single: "King of New Orleans." Touring is scheduled for a full year to support the release.
075596194426

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Format: CD
Label: EA
Catalog: 61944
Rel. Date: 08/13/1996
UPC: 075596194426

Friction Baby
Artist: Better Than Ezra
Format: CD
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From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Better Than Ezra has been building a devoted following in the south and west since '89; Deluxe, originally released in '93 on Swell Records, became a surprise best-seller leading to a re-release on Elektra (eventually reaching platinum on the strength of the hit singles "Good" and "In the Blood"). Whether dark and brooding or bright and urgent, the songs on Friction, Baby are precise and irresistibly musical. First single: "King of New Orleans." Touring is scheduled for a full year to support the release.

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''Friction, Baby'' is Better Than Ezra's second album. It was released on August 13, 1996. After this album was released, they took the year off in 1997 after touring.

The album's title comes from a television interview with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. When asked how he and Mick Jagger stayed together for so long, Keith took a long drag from his cigarette and said "friction, baby." This may also be a reference to the fact that the band had replaced its original drummer, Cary Bonnecaze, between the recording of their previous album and this one.

The album produced two hits on the Billboard modern rock charts: "King of New Orleans" and "Desperately Wanting."

"Desperately Wanting" also narrowly missed the Billboard Top 40, peaking at #48. The third and fourth singles, "Long Lost" and "Normal Town," failed to chart. - Wikipedia

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