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Filter emerged as one of the most popular bands in the mid-'90s post-industrial alternative scene. Vocalist and primary member Richard Patrick had been a guitarist with Nine Inch Nails during the Pretty Hate Machine and Broken eras. In 1993, Patrick decided to leave NIN to form his own band. He met Brian Liesegang through a mutual friend and the pair began to record together. Patrick handled vocals, guitars, bass, programming, and drums, while Liesegang covered programming, guitars, keyboards, and drums. Since they both experimented with electronics early in their careers, the band's early sound was reminiscent of a more-muscular brand of industrial than that of NIN. Their debut album, Short Bus, released on Reprise in 1995, was recorded by the two at a small house on the outskirts of Cleveland. Short Bus became a surprise hit, thanks to the MTV and the alternative radio hit "Hey Man, Nice Shot"; by the end of the summer, the album had reached gold status. In order to tour behind the record, the duo recruited guitarist Geno Lenardo, bassist Frank Cavanaugh, and drummer Matt Walker. Liesegang departed in 1997 over creative differences, but Patrick retained the Filter name for 1999's Title of Record, which eventually went platinum and spawned another radio/MTV hit in the single "Take a Picture." The album also included new drummer Steve Gillis after Walker left to work with the Smashing Pumpkins. Filter's third album, The Amalgamut, followed three years later, after which the band went on a bit of a hiatus. Around 2005, Patrick announced the formation of a new band, Army of Anyone, which he created with former members of Stone Temple Pilots and David Lee Roth's touring band. However, Patrick did not abandon his original group -- Filter returned in 2008 with Anthems for the Damned. A compilation, The Very Best Things (1995-2008), followed in 2009 and then the group delivered The Trouble with Angels -- an unapologetic return to the sound of Short Bus -- in the summer of 2010. The Trouble with Angels performed well enough -- it debuted at 64 on the Billboard 200, reaching number seven on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart -- to attract the attention of the hard rock label Wind-Up, which released the band's next album, the Bob Marlette-produced The Sun Comes Out Tonight, in June of 2013. The album incorporated an updated sound, adding some harmonies and electronic elements close to musical progeny Linkin Park. While recording their follow-up, Patrick's supporting band changed and he was joined by Oumi Kapila (guitar, programming), Ashley Dzerigian (bass), Chris Reeve (drums), and Bobby Miller (keyboards). In January 2016, Patrick released the single "Take Me to Heaven," which was included on Filter's seventh LP, Crazy Eyes. ~ John Bush & Neil Z. Yeung
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  1.   Song
  2.   Take a Picture
  3.   Hey Man Nice Shot
  4.   What Do You Say
  5.   (Can't You) Trip Like I Do
  6.   Dose
  7.   Where Do We Go from Here
  8.   Jurassitol
  9.   Welcome to the Fold
  10.   Take My Picture
  11.   White Like That
  12.   One
  13.   What's Next
  14.   You Walk Away
  15.   Stuck in Here
  16.   First You Break It
  17.   Gimme All Your Lovin'
  18.   The Best Things
  19.   Under the Tongue
  20.   American Cliché
  21.   No Love
  22.   We Hate It When You Get What You Want
  23.   It's Over
  24.   Head of Fire
  25.   Take Me to Heaven
  26.   Surprise
  27.   The Inevitable Relapse
  28.   Fades Like a Photograph
  29.   Cold (Desert Sky)
  30.   Kill the Day
  31.   Lie After Lie
  32.   Soldiers of Misfortune
  33.   So I Quit
  34.   My Long Walk to Jail
  35.   The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)
  36.   The Missing
  37.   Columind
  38.   Miss Blue
  39.   I Will Lead You
  40.   Sand
  41.   So Cool
  42.   Consider This
  43.   Under
  44.   Kid Blue From the Short Bus, Drunk Bunk
  45.   Nothing in My Hands
  46.   Mother E
  47.   The Hand That's Dealt
  48.   Take That Knife Out of My Back
  49.   Self Inflicted
  50.   Watch the Sun Come Out Tonight
  51.   The Inevitable Relapse Clayton Worbeck Mix
  52.   Drowning
  53.   No Re-Entry
  54.   Absentee Father
  55.   Soldiers of Misfortune (10 Hits of X in Baghdad)
  56.   Only You
  57.   In Dreams
  58.   The Take
  59.   The 4th
  60.   World Today
  61.   God Damn Me
  62.   I'm Not the Only One
  63.   Cancer
  64.   Skinny
  65.   Captain Bligh
  66.   Take Another
  67.   Spent
  68.   It's Gonna Kill Me
  69.   Gerbil
  70.   (Can't She See) Head of Fire, Pt. 2
  71.   Your Bullets
  72.   It's Just You
  73.   It's My Time
  74.   Burn It
  75.   This Finger's for You
  76.   Plume
  77.   My Life Before
  78.   Clouds
  79.   Can Stop This
  80.   Hatred Is Contagious
  81.   The Wake
  82.   It Can Never Be the Same
  83.   Welcome to the Suck (Destiny Not Luck)
  84.   Shot from the Sun
  85.   The Trouble with Angels
  86.   Drug Boy
  87.   Catch a Falling Knife
  88.   I Keep Flowers Around
  89.   Tremors
  90.   Cold (Anthem for the Damned)
  91.   The City of Blinding Riots
  92.   Pride Flag
  93.   It's Got to Be Right Now
  94.   Down with Me
  95.   Thanks Bro