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The roots of Chamberlain are planted in the Indianapolis band Split Lip, a juggernaut of the Midwestern hardcore scene between 1991 and 1995. Signed to Doghouse Records when its members were scarcely able to drive, Split Lip (singer David Moore, guitarists Adam Rubenstein and Clay Snyder, bassist Curtis Mead and drummer Charles Walker) released the now impossible-to-find "Soulkill" single in 1992, followed by its debut album For the Love of the Wounded in 1993. The band gained a sizeable following via constant touring, and through Doghouse's strong European distribution ties, established an overseas fan base that would allow for a successful 1996 European visit. When Rubenstein began college at Indiana University in 1995, his bandmates moved south from Indianapolis to Bloomington and continued working on new material. Fate's Got a Driver was released in 1995 and supported with a lengthy U.S. tour, but the band opted to change its name to Chamberlain as its music began to mature beyond the hardcore leanings of its younger days. The band marked its new moniker on a split EP with Bloomington band Old Pike in the fall of 1996. A short-lived distribution deal with English label For All the Right Reasons followed, yielding the import-only Five Year Diary and Her Side of Sundown EPs but little else. Snyder and Mead left the band just after the release of The Moon My Saddle in the fall of 1998 and were replaced by guitarist Stoll Vaughn and bassist Seth Greathouse. Vaughn, the nephew of John Mellencamp guitarist Mike Wanchic, left the band in March of 1999. ~ Jonathan Cohen
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  21.   Lovely and Alone
  22.   Good Enough
  23.   Stars in the Streetlight
  24.   The Last Time
  25.   Mountain of a Heart
  26.   Surrendering the Ghost
  27.   Skies of Atlantis
  28.   Her Side of Sundown
  29.   Drums and Shotguns
  30.   Uniontown
  31.   Cruch You
  32.   Wherever I'm Standing Now
  33.   Yellow Like Gold
  34.   Last to Know
  35.   Strange Days
  36.   Try for Thunder
  37.   The Business
  38.   Earthquake
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  40.   Crush You
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  45.   From Infinity To the County Fair
  46.   Wherever I Lay My Head
  47.   Hope You Show Up Soon
  48.   Surrendering the Grost
  49.   Talkin Like a Revolution
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  51.   Her Side or Sundown
  52.   Five Year Dairy
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