October Faction

A supergroup of sorts, October Faction was SST Records all-star jam band, consisting of Chuck Dukowski (SWA, ex-Black Flag), Greg Ginn (Black Flag and SST head honcho), Joe Baiza (Saccharine Trust), Greg Cameron (SWA) and Tom Troccoli (Tom Troccoli's Dog and Black Flag merchandising guy). October Faction didn't have any pre-written songs; they just got on stage and jammed for a half hour or so before the headliners played. One of these jams was recorded and released as the group's first LP (with Bill Stevenson filling in for a sick Greg Cameron).

In 1986, the group entered the studio to record their 2nd LP, but according to Tom Troccoli, the members simply recorded their parts on their own, one after another, trying to improvise their playing to the tracks that had already been laid down by the previous member. Neither album was well received and the band was put to rest after the second release.


SST 036 October Faction - October Faction album art October Faction October Faction (Album) SST Records SST 036 US 1985 Sell This Version
SST C056 October Faction - The Second Factionalization album art October Faction The Second Factionalization (Album) SST Records SST C056 US 1986 Sell This Version