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Liverpool's art punk four-piece Clinic formed in 1997 out of the ashes of Ade Blackburn and Hartley's previous band, Pure Morning. The duo added Brian Campbell and Carl Turney to the fold and released the thrashy debut single "IPC Sub-Editors Dictate Our Youth" on the group's own Aladdin's Cave of Golf label; it reached number nine in John Peel's Festive 50 singles roundup that year. 1998 saw the release of equally well-received singles like "Cement Mixer" and "Monkey on My Back," which also showcased Clinic's blend of chugging, Velvet Underground-style guitars, icy, Suicide-esque keyboards and drum machines, and Blackburn's acidic, Lennon-esque vocals. In 1999, the band signed to Domino Records and released "The Second Line," which was subsequently used in ads for Levi's Jeans in the U.K. Clinic began a flurry of activity in 2000, releasing their first album, Internal Wrangler, and the singles "The Return of Evil Bill" and "Distortions." That summer, they appeared at Scott Walker's Meltdown and All Tomorrow's Parties festivals and toured with Radiohead. The following year, the group returned to the studio and Internal Wrangler was released domestically in the U.S. In early 2002, Clinic resurfaced with their second full-length, Walking with Thee, which provided a more spacious, atmospheric take on the group's sound. That spring, the band launched a full-fledged tour of the States. Two years later, Clinic embarked on a tour of the U.S. before the release of their third album, Winchester Cathedral, and another tour after its arrival. The band reunited with Gareth Jones, who mixed Internal Wrangler, for Visitations, a rawer effort that harked back to Clinic's early days. Visitations was released in late 2006 in the U.K. and early in 2007 in the U.S. Early in 2008, the band released the single "Free Not Free" as a free download; the full-length Do It!, which took a more streamlined approach than Visitations, surfaced that spring. For 2010's Bubblegum, the band went in a gentler, chamber pop-inspired direction. Clinic self-produced their next album, 2012's psychedelic Free Reign, enlisting Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin to mix certain songs and issuing one version of the album as a glow-in-the-dark Frisbee with a download code for the music. ~ Heather Phares
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Clinic

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Clinic

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   The Return of Evil Bill
  3.   I'm Aware
  4.   Distortions
  5.   Welcome
  6.   Lion Tamer
  7.   Harmony
  8.   The Witch (Made to Measure)
  9.   Walking With Thee
  10.   Come Into Our Room
  11.   The Equaliser
  12.   Forever (Demis' Blues)
  13.   Evelyn
  14.   Milk & Honey
  15.   August
  16.   Lee Shan
  17.   T.K.
  18.   Animal/Human
  19.   The Second Line
  20.   For the Wars
  21.   2/4
  22.   Monkey on Your Back
  23.   Sunlight Bathes Our Home
  24.   See Saw II
  25.   Free Not Free
  26.   Earth Angel
  27.   J.O./Love Is Just a Tool
  28.   Gideon
  29.   D.P.
  30.   Linda
  31.   Evil Bill
  32.   Orangutan
  33.   Paradise
  34.   Interlude