"Filter" is an industrial rock group formed in 1993 by Richard Patrick (former live guitarist for Nine Inch Nails) and guitarist/programmer Brian Liesegang. Filter's most distinguishing feature is Richard Patrick's voice, which can soar to quite a high scream - on just about all songs.
Their first album, ''Short Bus'', was released in 1995. The album was successful, and included the hit single "Hey Man, Nice Shot". The song was somewhat controversial, as it was seen as capitalizing on the public suicide of Budd Dwyer. Kurt Cobain's suicide was widely rumored to have inspired the song, but the band refuted this. In need of a live band to tour the album, Patrick and Liesegang recruited Geno Lenardo on guitar, Frank Cavanaugh on bass, and Matt Walker on drums. They would all later be featured in the video for the album's second single, "Dose".
In 1996, Filter recorded and filmed the video for the song "Jurassitol", for ''The Crow: City of Angels'' soundtrack. They also released the home video Phenomenology in 1996, which showcased some of the band's live performances and music videos, as well as an interview with Richard Patrick and Brian Liesegang filmed...
|music genre||industrial rock, post-grunge|
|current members|| Richard Patrick,|
|past members|| Brian Liesegang,|