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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.   Welcome to the Fold
  9.   Take My Picture
  10.   The Best Things
  11.   Jurassitol
  12.   One
  13.   I'm Not the Only One
  14.   I Will Lead You
  15.   Nothing in My Hands
  16.   Under
  17.   American Cliché
  18.   Skinny
  19.   Pride Flag
  20.   Burn It
  21.   No Love
  22.   What's Next
  23.   Columind
  24.   Take Another
  25.   Take That Knife Out of My Back
  26.   This Finger's for You
  27.   Surprise
  28.   Gimme All Your Lovin'
  29.   Shot from the Sun
  30.   The Inevitable Relapse
  31.   Clouds
  32.   Absentee Father
  33.   Fades Like a Photograph
  34.   In Dreams
  35.   Kill the Day
  36.   Cold (Anthem for the Damned)
  37.   So I Quit
  38.   My Long Walk to Jail
  39.   The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)
  40.   The Missing
  41.   Consider This
  42.   White Like That
  43.   Thanks Bro
  44.   Under the Tongue
  45.   Your Bullets
  46.   Kid Blue From the Short Bus, Drunk Bunk
  47.   Tremors
  48.   Mother E
  49.   It's Just You
  50.   It's My Time
  51.   First You Break It
  52.   It's Got to Be Right Now
  53.   Watch the Sun Come Out Tonight
  54.   We Hate It When You Get What You Want
  55.   The Inevitable Relapse Clayton Worbeck Mix
  56.   My Life Before
  57.   No Re-Entry
  58.   Cold (Desert Sky)
  59.   Only You
  60.   The Take
  61.   Lie After Lie
  62.   The Wake
  63.   Soldiers of Misfortune
  64.   The 4th
  65.   World Today
  66.   It Can Never Be the Same
  67.   God Damn Me
  68.   Cancer
  69.   It's Gonna Kill Me
  70.   Captain Bligh
  71.   Gerbil
  72.   (Can't She See) Head of Fire, Pt. 2
  73.   Head of Fire
  74.   Welcome to the Suck (Destiny Not Luck)
  75.   The City of Blinding Riots
  76.   Take Me to Heaven
  77.   Self Inflicted
  78.   Plume
  79.   Drowning
  80.   Can Stop This
  81.   I Keep Flowers Around
  82.   Miss Blue
  83.   Sand
  84.   So Cool
  85.   Spent
  86.   The Trouble with Angels
  87.   Drug Boy
  88.   Down with Me
  89.   Soldiers of Misfortune (10 Hits of X in Baghdad)
  90.   Hatred Is Contagious
  91.   You Walk Away
  92.   It's Over
  93.   The Hand That's Dealt
  94.   Catch a Falling Knife
  95.   Stuck in Here

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