Based in LA, Fraction was a ragged collection of working-class musicians–the line-up was ringleader Jim Beach–vocals; Don Swanson–lead guitar, Curt Swanson–drums, Victor Hemme–bass, and Robert Meinel–rhythm guitar. Originally described as a “Christian rock band,” they defied expectation with an indescribably intense sound that invited comparisons to the Detroit late 60s high-energy bands like The Stooges and MC5 abound, as well as the sort of late 60s damaged spirit lurking in biker clubs and disgruntled Vietnam vets. Their only album, Moon Blood, was an extremely limited 200 copy pressing. Physical copies were a rarity until the album’s re-release nearly forty years later, in 2010.