Craft Recordings to Re-Issue Filter’s Platinum Debut “Short Bus”
Los Angeles based Craft Recordings has confirmed plans to re-release the debut album from influential industrial rock band Filter. The platinum-selling Short Bus will be reissued on two vinyl configurations: black vinyl (available widely), plus a limited-edition white vinyl edition available only to indie record stores (1,000 available). Both have been mastered by George Horn and Anne-Marie Suenram at Fantasy Studios and pressed at Memphis Record Pressing.
In 1995, Filter emerged as one of industrial’s most vibrant, vivid, and vitriolic voices with the release of their debut, Short Bus. The record introduced the world to the immortal “Hey Man Nice Shot” and went platinum. Richard Patrick (Filter vocals, guitar) had been working with Trent Reznor as a touring guitarist for Nine Inch Nails when he penned what would become Filter’s first single-the demo for which was recorded at Reznor’s home studio. Upon its release, Filter, Patrick and Brian Liesegang (co-producer and sound designer), gained immediate traction with the song. “Hey Man Nice Shot” was awarded MTV’s “Song of the Week” with a review proclaiming, “This is the most infectious piece of industrial rock since NIN’s “Closer”.”
The e-album will also receive the deluxe treatment, with a digital version to be released featuring six bonus tracks comprised of remixes and B-sides from the Short Bus era. Ben Grosse, who mixed Short Bus, also produced “Dose (Ben Grosse’s Morning After Mix),” and all remixes of “Hey Man Nice Shot” were produced by famed songwriters and producers the Dust Brothers, whose previous work includes the Beastie Boys‘ “Paul’s Boutique” and Beck‘s “Odelay”. These bonus tracks were featured on the original 1995 CD and vinyl singles.
Post-production has started on a career-spanning Filter documentary with City Drive Films. The documentary will contain live performances from the Crazy Eyes tour cycle and interviews from throughout Patrick’s career. It will be a can’t-miss for dedicated Filter fans.