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Artist: Elements Of Friction

Title: Elements Of Friction

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Elements Of Friction Elements Of Friction Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 2001

Label: MTM Music (Germany)

Catalog Number: 0681-27


Robin Mcauley Vocals
Ricky Phillips Bass, Keyboards
Marcus Nand Guitar
Tommy Aldridge Drums
David Glen Eisley Backing Vocals


1.  One Man One Heart     Listen
2.  Havana     Listen
3.  King Of Fools     Listen
4.  Read My Mind     Listen
5.  I Got Loaded     Listen
6.  Forever     Listen
7.  Who Is This Talking     Listen
8.  Light In The End Of The Tunnel     Listen
9.  One Fatal Word     Listen
10.  If Your Tomorrow Never Comes     Listen
11.  Innocent Touch     Listen

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Existing comments about this CD

From: AOR freaky Date: July 17, 2004 at 14:50
A somewhat mixed affair this one ! Great names and talents for sure : the voice of mr.McAuley, Tommy ALdridge on drums and the mighty Ricky Phillips on bass (my fave bassguitarist), but the result is not that sensational as one could expected. It's certainly not bad, these guys are true professionals, but the songs could have been a lot stronger. Some are good, but I expected a better result.

From: Great Dane Date: July 19, 2004 at 22:29
It stnks. Avoid it. Is a cd s fairly OK, m usualy neutral commenting it, BUT THÍS ONS SUXX MEGA. Its realy bad. The musicans sounds like theyre bored and there's no energy whatsoever.

From: Great Dane Date: July 19, 2004 at 22:41
Damn...........My keyboard suxx

From: AOR freaky Date: July 20, 2004 at 7:13
It's not a classic, I agree, but suxx mega ? ! Think your ears suck evne more, Great Dane !

From: Great Dane Date: July 21, 2004 at 22:17
Well AOR. Its a matter of taste. I really think these muscans could have done it way better. McAuleys singing is so bad and the tracks suxx mega. Sorry but thats what I think. The tracks are written by legends like Dan Huff, Mark Spiro, Christian, Giuffria, John Waite, Jonathan Can, Neal Schon and Robin McAuley. That ought to mean quality, but then again, its a matter of taste. The production suck a bit. The sound is muddy.

From: Rockhead Date: July 22, 2004 at 4:41
Agree to a point with Great Dane here. The songs are mostly throwaway (a couple of exceptions)and the delivery is lacklustre to say the least. I have not liked McAuley's voice since Grand Prix and think he is very overrated. On this album he is plain awful, totally lacking passion and drive. Musically the band are very competant and that's about it. Promises lots, delivers little.

From: Great Dane Date: July 22, 2004 at 7:10
Thanks Rockhead. That was just about what I wanted to say.

From: Nick Clarkson Date: October 22, 2004 at 13:08
Hmmm! Has it's moments but definately one to buy only if you see it very cheap. My copy has the track order in a totally different order on the CD to what is printed on the CD sleeve. I had to write them on a bit of paper that I keep inside so I know which song is next. Anyone else have that problem? The first song is a Kansas cover from In the Spirit of Things.

From: Geoff Date: February 28, 2005 at 6:21
To be honest this CD is pretty pathetic. The sound is thin and weak, and very disappointing considering the talent involved. Most the tracks are blatant fillers, but amongst the rubble you have two melodic rock gems of very high quality. I absolutely love 'King of fools' and 'Forever'. Two beautiful mid-tempo / balladic gems that made this pretty ordinary disc worthwhile for me.

From: z4roxx Date: February 28, 2005 at 18:42
Shitty cd,IMO.Sold immediately to my bass player who appreciates it,I don't know how he can likes this cd ahahahaha

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From: Jez Date: May 18, 2005 at 11:30
Major league disappointment this one - was expecting so much more with the names involved especially in the songwriting dept. as they are some of my favourite songwriters ever (probably why some songs were never used on their respective albums either) - Filler is the word that comes to mind while listening to this.

From: Holzking Date: June 15, 2005 at 0:46
The first Song "One man one heart" is a very good melodic Ballad. And the Rest of the Album, yes, is really SHIT !! Thats the truth. Dont matter, there are enough good records with McAuley... !!

From: Kralli Date: April 28, 2011 at 7:50
Not bad but nothing is fantastic neither. Mediocre overall, production, songs etc. The only thing that is really good is the Kansas-cover (One Man One Heart) and of course Robins singing.

From: juan carlos Date: April 30, 2011 at 23:25
I partially agree with the comments above. First of all, Production is very awful, what happened Ricky?, some certain songs are very good for me. My favorites are "One Man One Heart" "Who Is This Talking" "King of Fools" and "Forever". Disappointing album indeed.. 75/100

From: Square Date: May 8, 2011 at 17:24
The running order of this cd is all wrong! And it ain't your fault HH. As said above this is the running order on the back of the disc. Unfortunately not the disc when you play it. I Got Loaded starts the album off. Mostly songs that didn't make it onto other albums ie: Giant, Bad English etc. Kinda like what Khymera did i suppose, but they picked some gems, where as this has some fillers. He's a cracking singer tho.

From: JamesEagle Date: August 23, 2011 at 8:48
Can't believe this has a rating of 55! There are a number of good songs and 2 fantastic tracks, i.e. 'Havana' and 'One Fatal Word', both melodic rock gems. 'I Got Loaded' is also really good, but not quite up to the level of teh aforementioned 2. Robin McAuley's voice is incredible as ever. Pretty good, at least a 75 for me!

From: Ponen Date: April 18, 2013 at 11:00
The song 'King of Fools' is an all time classic for sure. Wow! what a fine piece of composition. I will remember this band for just this one killer number.

From: hair metal again Date: December 28, 2020 at 15:50
excellent release for ELEMENTS OF FRICTION just as expected with all these rock stars involved in songwriting and performing!the songs are very good and with a bigger production they d shine more but besides that you ll be satisfied with the quality!"king of fools ","forever","i got loaded",and of course this version of "who is this talkin" are fine songs!for me one of the best of the new millenium

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