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

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