This is Cocaine Speaking
One of my favorite Acid/Chicago house producers of all-time are Phuture. The group was formed by DJ Pierre, Spanky and Herb J in 1985 with the mission laid out to produce records for Pierre to mix into his sets. After being turned on to the high-pitched squelch of the Roland TB-303 synthesizer (which was initially marketed as a bassline machine for solo guitarists), the trio emerged from the studio with a track they called “In Your Mind.” Ron Hardy played the cut out at his legendary club, the Music Box, where it became known as “Ron Hardy’s Acid Track”. Phuture re-made the cut with production by Marshall Jefferson. Released on Trax Records in 1987, the single created a dividing point between the Chicago sound before and after it, with hundreds of “Acid Trax” imitations flooding the local market.
Anyway, this track is not “that” track, but is from the same highly recommended 3 track 12″. “Acid Tracks” and “Phuture Jacks” are the staple classics from that release, but “Your Only Friend”, a thumping cautionary tale about cocaine abuse and consequences, flew relatively under the radar. I always thought that it was pretty hard, so here it is.