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La Fraction is a punk band that formed in Paris, France circa 1992. In 1996 they self-produced this 3 song EP. All proceeds of its sale went to the EZLN. There is a very lengthy message from Subcomandante Marcos (I wonder if that is him on the cover), but it is in French. I’d love to know what it says. I have included the full album art. This EP is also known as Guerre D'espérance, the title of the first song that translates to "War for Hope".
It's another classic punk 7 inch. Every song on here, especially the first one, has the quality of being an anthem. Bands that make anthems like this hold a special spot in my heart. Part of the charm for me is in the super distortion and great reverb. Who am I kidding? Magali’s fantastically catchy vocals are stealing the show. La Fraction has released three albums, all of them superb, and all are still available for purchase on CD or LP.
La Fraction on this recording is: Bass - Labeflan Drums - Boris Guitar - Dédé Vocals - Magali
Year of Release: 1996 Label: Fraction Production Catalog #: La Fraction 1 Genre: Punk Media: Vinyl Format: MP3 Bitrate: 320 kbps
Track List: A. Guerre D'espérance (3:12) B1. L'hirondelle De La Nuit (2:54) B2. Kill Him (3:00)