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Interview with Richard Patrick of Filter

7 March 2012 57 Comments

By: Andrew

Richard Patrick of Filter screaming

Richard Patrick delivering a bloodcurdling scream.

All Knowing Force loves Filter. Our reporting is biased. We play favorites. We have an agenda. As far as we’re concerned, Richard Patrick can do no wrong.

The Trouble With Angels was promoted improperly. I blame Filter’s management and label. The band certainly did their due diligence by touring and making themselves available to media outlets.

ZZ Top and Richard Patrick of Filter

Richard Patrick with the legendary ZZ Top

Personally, I think everyone that worked the Trouble album cycle in an executive role should no longer have jobs in the music industry. We last spoke to Richard Patrick in the summer of 2010. At that time, we couldn’t get an answer from the label as to when the record would be released. There we sat, promoting what was arguably the best rock record of 2010, yet we couldn’t inform our audience as to when it could be acquired. And the best part – it was released two weeks later. Inexcusable.

We reconnected with Richard Patrick on March 6th, 2012 to discuss the current world of Filter. This is a solid 30 minute listen. There’s also a lot of talk about the current band members, as well as ones of the past. We’re happy to hear a new Filter record will be coming out in 2012. Really, what you’re going to get with this audio is a clear picture of Filter going forward. Check it out.

Filter rolls into the Gramercy Theater on Thursday, March 8th, 2012. They’re also playing at The Showboat in Atlantic City on Saturday, March 12th. If you’ve yet to experience Filter, you need to get to one of these shows.

You can listen to our interview with Richard Patrick by clicking here. If you’d like to save it, right click and Save As.

You can find out more about Filter on their official site.

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57 Comments »

  • Carla said:

    I love Filter and in my heart I’ll always be an industrial girl. My love for the genre and bands like Skinny Puppy, Ministry and everyone else only grows with age.

    I thought this album was pretty darn good when it came out. I listened and listened and my enjoyment disipated with each listen. This wasn’t Richard Patrick at his best. Quite possibly this wasn’t Richard Patrick. Maybe Bob Marlette had something to do with it because this is the first Filter album that seemed forced and contrived. The prior albums don’t get old because that’s Richard’s genius. This wasn’t.

    Radio stations don’t want to play songs about drugs especially if you’re going for commercial rock. I know Darius talks about Sirius being a platform all the time but they’re not doing anything for anyone. Jose is, but Sirius isn’t selling tickets or albums.

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  • ALL KNOWING FORCE: Darius said:

    Carla:

    Radio stations don’t want to play songs about drugs especially if you’re going for commercial rock. I know Darius talks about Sirius being a platform all the time but they’re not doing anything for anyone. Jose is, but Sirius isn’t selling tickets or albums.

    Sirius has helped me discover many bands that receive zero airplay on terrestrial radio. This lead to me purchasing those bands’ records and tickets for their shows. I’ll admit that it isn’t the savior of the music industry but I also doubt I’m the only person that became a paying customer/fan of bands discovered on those satellite channels.

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  • zebo said:

    You’re better off signing up for a Rhapsody subscription. I couldn’t live without Rhapsody.

    I also think Darius got a raw deal in the comments in this thread and the Dark New Day. It happens. Get over it. This is the only audio show I can listen to.

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  • ALL KNOWING FORCE: Darius said:

    zebo:
    You’re better off signing up for a Rhapsody subscription. I couldn’t live without Rhapsody.

    I have Sirius and Rhapsody. The two go hand in hand. I won’t ever go on Rhapsody and just blindly click around, I feel like it’s not time well spent; I need some point of reference whether it’s a friends recommendation, a magazine or internet article, or…. Sirius radio. I often discover new bands on Sirius when I’m not geeking out to Stern and than go listen to their records, in their entirety (or EP or whatever is available) on Rhapsody. Than this leads to me purchasing the record for my car and iPod as well as tickets to their show whenever they’re in town. Both are phenomenal services that I’ve had for years and fully endorse.

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