Special Guest Filter Chat
12/18/98 FILTER ONLINE
With RICHARD PATRICK
(Notorious) Hi, I'm Adam Hubka and I'd like to welcome everyone to this
very special Friday chat session here on FILTER Online! I would especially
like to thank Richard Patrick for taking the time to come and chat with us
Filter fans online like this.
(Notorious) Everyone, please remember, this is a moderated chat and you
will not be able to post your questions directly. Send all questions
privately to @Kralizec. The guidelines and instructions on how to post a
question are listed below this window. So just sit back and enjoy the chat,
we will do our best to post your questions.
(Notorious) he is having tech difficulties
(Notorious) please stand by
(Notorious) Please be patient while Rich gets things fixed on his end
(Notorious) thanks to everyone who showed up for this by the way
(Notorious) I have a lot of questions gathered from everyone, so this sould
be really cool
(RPatrick) hey everybody, it's richard and frank. light em up we're
(Notorious) Q: Okay, let me start us off here. As we all know, your new
drummer is Steven Gillis, but we don't know much about him. Can you tell
us a little about Steven Gillis?
(RPatrick) Steve is an amazing drummer from the Chicago land area. He is
just an amazing human beat box. He's never really been in a big band
before. and we're really excited for him.
(Notorious) Q: How significant do you think the decision to use Steve on
the record is for both the record itself, and the band as a whole?
(RPatrick) Well it all comes down to music. I wouldn't be associated with
the guy if he didn't offer or bring something to the bands music. he adds
an amazing dynamic to the sound
(Notorious) Q: Was there anyone else who played on the new album besides
the regular members?
(RPatrick) yes. a lady i refer to as miss blue. she sang with me on a
song called "Cancer"
(Notorious) Q: When do you plan to release the album?
(RPatrick) as soon as it's finished. and we're almost finished. maybe
(Notorious) Q: Will the new album sound similar to Short Bus? I heard
there are a lot of highs and lows?
(RPatrick) yes and no. but i'd have to say that the band has developed
far beyond the straight forward sound of short bus.
(Notorious) Q: What do you plan on being the name for the upcoming album?
Has it changed from Abyssinian Son?
(RPatrick) not sure. what do you think about that name?
(Notorious) Personally I liked it a lot. It was original, and it has a good
ring to it
(Notorious) maybe you could have a poll on the official page with voting
for certain names you have
(Notorious) just an idea
(Kralizec) I have gotten several messages say it is good and cool. they
want to know the story behind it
(RPatrick) thanks. maybe i'll keep it. I don't know what do you think
Frank? F- we have to wait til the albus done.
(Notorious) Q: What's the story behind the name?
(RPatrick) i have two little kittens called soda pop and pony boy. they
bring a wonderful energy to my life along with the number 13.
(RPatrick) oh, and they are abyssinians.
(Notorious) Q: How did new studio you've built for yourself affect the
production of the new album?
(RPatrick) it slowed the album down, but made a wonderful recording
environment for us "fragile" artists....
(Notorious) Q: How exactly do you see the music of Filter moving after
the departure of Brian Liesegang? It seems like there has been some
differences between the newer songs like "One" and "Can't You Trip Like I
Do" to your earlier work like "Hey Man Nice Shot" and "Dose"
(RPatrick) Brian was a co-producer on the first record, which means very
(Notorious) Q: Has there been any new influences musically to the songs?
(RPatrick) not really. it's meat and potatos filter, lot's of guitars,
lot's of emotion..... and of course, our big fat computer.
(Notorious) Q: How many songs will be on the new album and whats going to
be the first single?
(RPatrick) it's usually a good idea to never pick your single until the
whole thing is done. but, personally i think it's a song we lovingly call
"welcome to the fold" 13 songs.
(Notorious) Q: Will you put out more B-side songs on the singles to the
new album? As opposed to or in addition to remixes?
(RPatrick) primarily just remixes will come out on other CD's. But I
think all the songs are gonna make the cut for the LP
(Notorious) Q: Do you have any that you won't put on the cd that might be
released on soundtracks or anything like that?
(RPatrick) not as of yet. i'm pretty much done with the soundtrack thing
(Notorious) Q: Will you be releasing any demos of the new album before it
is actually released? Maybe some samples on the Official page, when it
(Notorious) Q: After all the obstacles that you and the band have been
faced with over the past couple of years, how does it feel to finally have
the album completed?
(RPatrick) well, we're not done yet. but it feels pretty damn good.
(Notorious) Q: With one less guitar player, how will that effect your
live performance? Noting that on the Short Bus tour all three of you played
at once (most of the time)
(RPatrick) Well, Brian wasn't really plugged in. so, not much.
(Notorious) Q: When are you planning on starting the tour and will you be
playing more US and European dates than the short bus tour? What about
touring in Australia and New Zealand or anywhere else?
(RPatrick) as soon as the records done, we'll rehearse, and then hit as
many dates and venues as we can. as long as you buy the tickets.
(Notorious) I don't think you will have any trouble with that..
(Notorious) Q: How many songs from Short Bus do you think you will play
on the next tour?
(RPatrick) hmns, dose, under, probably all of them... i love them all.
(Notorious) Q: Where's your favorite place to play? (City, Venue etc)
(RPatrick) what a loaded question! i love the US more than any place in
the world. every show is wonderful.
(Notorious) Q: Will you ever play Thanks Bro or (Can't You) Trip Like I Do
(RPatrick) definitely, trip like i do - thanks bro just a little bit too
unorganized. but, we'll hit it in the rehearsal hall and see how it sounds.
you tell me what you want to hear, and i'll try.
(Notorious) Q: Who are some bands you would like to tour with at some
point in time?
(RPatrick) there are so many good bands out there, but it all depends on
their schedules and of course ours. maybe filter and NIN could hook up
seeing as how we're friends now.
(Notorious) Q: Does your throat get sore after you scream? How long did it
take for you to get used to it?
(RPatrick) well, the human voice is a very fragile thing. but somehow it's
always there for me. i just cross my fingers.
(Notorious) Q: Do you have one favorite track of your previous work that
stands out from the rest?
(RPatrick) can't you trip like i do....
(Notorious) Q: On your tour, do you plan to play at larger venues, smaller
clubs or a little of both?
(RPatrick) a little of both, i like to change it up...
(Notorious) Q: What other bands do you consider your friends?
(RPatrick) Korn, Limp Biskit, Rob Zombie, 100,000 leagues under my nutsack,
Janes Addiction, Jesus Lizard, Chris Issac
(Notorious) Q: Since it said in your home video that you play at about 120
-130 decimals live, do you wear ear plugs during concerts?
(RPatrick) Fuck No. if it's too loud, you're too old.
(RPatrick) Hi-Five Frank.
(Notorious) Q: There has been a debate floating around the internet as to
the story behind the song Under. What is the story behind that song?
(RPatrick) the song is about a maladjusted young male in the subculture of
the USofA. Not about one particular thing.
(RPatrick) let's just say I'm legally insane.
(Notorious) Q: What advice would you give to up and coming musicians
either in bands or solo?
(RPatrick) throw your guitar down the stairs, don't second guess yourself,
and believe in yourself because no one else will.
(Notorious) Q: What cds have you been listening to lately? Besides your
own recordings that is
(RPatrick) Queens of the Stone Age, the new Beasties, Nutsack (see above),
Patsy Cline, alot. my cd collection is huge.
(Notorious) Q: What is the average time it takes you to write a song?
(RPatrick) less than 5 minutes, as long as a week.
(Notorious) Q: What do you usually write your lyrics about?
(RPatrick) Esotirical Trips, Journeys, Literally and ...... shit, i don't
(RPatrick) everyday stuff that bothers you and me, love, hate, war, drugs.
(Notorious) Q: What does the title of the song "Jurrassitol" mean?
(RPatrick) I was surpised to find out that it might be in the dictionary,
but originally i thought i had made it up - just about some old fart
(RPatrick) just about the young man having to take a step back when the old
man walks by.
(Notorious) Q: Do you think any of your videos from the new album will get
any air time on MTV? Do you wish that there was a network that gave true
rock music a chance at being heard?
(RPatrick) i hope so, and yes....
(Notorious) Q: Now that Frank is helping with the new album, will the bass
parts be more intricate (compared to Short Bus)?
(RPatrick) yes and no. Frank is the dope-jam-mother-fucker, and he gets
the sound of Filter.
(Notorious) Q: Do you ever get on the internet and look at any of the
Filter sites, if so, how does it make you feel to see how loved Filter is?
(RPatrick) makes me feel great, and that's how i met hubka. We've adopted
him as a little website brother.
(Notorious) I can't explain how much of an honor that is to me man, thanks so
(Notorious) sorry, back to the questions heheh
(Notorious) Q: Have you ever seen the FDG Forum (Filter Discussion Group)?
If so, what do you think of it?
(RPatrick) yes, it's pretty cool. Keep talking about Filter.
(Notorious) Q: What type of guitars (if any in particular) do you like to
use? (special guitars you like, brand names that type of stuff)
(RPatrick) I play custom shop Fender Telecasters and Stratocasters ONLY.
(Notorious) Q: Are you planning any kind of follow up to your
phenomenology home video?
(RPatrick) Probably, if you guys want me too.
(Notorious) Q: What do you think of MP3 sound files (CD quality recordings
of your music available on the internet)? They now have portable players
(RPatrick) scares the shit out of me. i hope i get paid. that's my blood
and sweat out there.
(Notorious) Q: How do you feel about people taping and trading your
(RPatrick) i don't really care. i just hope that you enjoy it. it's gonna
(Notorious) Q: Have you ever thought of appearing in one of Rob's
Production company's movies?
(RPatrick) Maybe, who knows.
(Notorious) Q: Does Rob or anyone else in you family listen to Filter
and/or come to a lot of your concerts?
(RPatrick) I have an amazing family. Especially Lew. Tremendous support
from my camp.
(Notorious) at this time I would like to open the chat up to everyone, and he
will do his best to field your questions
*** Notorious sets mode: free-for-all
spydurman: Hey Rich
Neuromancer Yo you are the man!
MrBungle: FILTER RULES
spydurman: FILTER is the shit
Sfilter350: I worship you, rich!
crismeth: what kind of outboard do u use in your studio like mic pres and
Will: Have you decided on more design-oriented stuff, like the cover
and liner and such?
RPatrick: protools and performer.
tatty: Rich this is TATTY...DO YOU KNOW ME?
RPatrick: no artwork yet, but i'm talking to this cool kid named
miquel... and of course there is always Deborah Norcross.
RPatrick: hey, tatty - you crazy little fucker.
tatty: me neither...(along with spydurman)
Perv-54: Hey Frank!
RPatrick: play Rogue Squadrom on time off. and collect starwars stuff..
GrT: are you totally in control of the record or does have to filter
through the record company
RPatrick: consider this - morbid song about someones demise.
crismeth: did anyone ever catch on to you putting closer at the end of
Neuromancer Did you see the trailer for the new star wars prequel Rich?>>
spydurman: Rich, remember making me drink Jose Quervo for saying HEY MAN
RPatrick: always checks and balances but it is ultimately my call. as
it mother fucking shall be.
F1Filter: Are you still using a Mac? If so, what kind and are you
running ProTools/24 yet?
a_wingd_ver on behalf of the thousands of New Zealand filter fans "GET YR
ASS DOWN HERE" ok?
RPatrick: yes, mac.
RPatrick: new zealand? I would love to go to New Zealand. New Zealand
crismeth: i wish you would have came to alaska with OZZY and White Zombie
, we have awesome snowboarding here.
ghost: hey rich will u ever come down here for texas during the tour?
Seireeni: is Finland too much to ask, Rich?
Kyllie: Hi Rich, I was just wondering are you coming to Australia?
MrBungle: Hey Rich, are you coming to jersey at all>
tooll: What kind of drum machine was used on Short Bus?
RPatrick: Again, i will play any place that calls me and says "come and
play". i love performing live, as does Frank. cause frank has to know
he's sweet to be sweet. hehe.
crismeth: FRANK: what bass gear are using and are you running direct or
RPatrick: i use all types of equipment. it's not the gear. it's what
you do with it. Lynn Drum and more....
MrBungle: I will all EVERY VENUE in my area to get you to play here!!!!!
NW-Tiree19: whatever happened to Stuart Zechman?
spydurman: Rich, ever thought of doing the FAMILY VALUES TOUR?
a_wingd_ver will the new Lp be released on vinyl>?
RPatrick: Stuart? Probably in some cemetary by now.... I have no idea.
RPatrick: vinyl - yes. short bus is also on viny.
RPatrick: family values looks cool.
skywalker: how did the finding of ray dileo help the new album
RPatrick: Ray is really relaxed in long houred, tense recording sessions.
And, he produced Kavorchian's record too. pretty cool.
MrBungle: So Hows Rouge Squadron? hehe
RPatrick: Rouge Squadrom Rocks. I AM red-5.
ghost: so rich how does it feel to be in one of the best bands ever?
Silico: rich and frank, you guys kick ass!
RPatrick: Thank You. I consider Filter a good band too. but it's
support from you that I really love. Right Frank? F- sure.
skywalker: frank whats up with 100,000 leagues under
FILTERED: this is anarchy with a sugar high
RPatrick: F- It's a conglomeration of sick minded individuals building
better mouse traps. keep your eyes pealed.
spydurman: Rich, I stillhave the guitar pick you gave me!!
FiSH: I have PLENTY of concert tapes from your tour...if you guys
want any...just let me know!
RPatrick: you should see the new ones. made out of fished out parts of
Neuromancer what label is 100,000 leagues on?
Brendan: Frank.. just curious.. what kind of bass(s) do you use?
Sfilter350: rich, have you ever seen my site (I GOTTA know) Sfilter350's
Kyllie: Ok, Rich, Hi, Are Filter coming to Australia??
RPatrick: i don't do the web much. sorry. i'll try.
ghost: hey richie are you guys ever gona play one live in a concert?
a_wingd_ver filter should tour Nz and Australia.....it makes a nice holiday
meatball: Rich you guys going to canada any time soon ? if so where and
Kralizec: Rich since you said those mp3s scare the shit out of you do you
feel that any sites with filter mp3s should take them down?
Beldon--: Richard do you think you will ever do another online chat,
perhaps when the new cd comes out?
RPatrick: will post tour information on official web site.
Kyllie: So thats a maybe about Australia??
RPatrick: just be respectful of the artist and his work re:MP3
FiSH: Rich, I can hook you up with live concert tapes from the Short
Bus tour if you guys want any souviners. So do ya want any?
RPatrick: send it to 3am. PO box on the back of short bus album...
Silico: does FILTER have a fan club?
Neuromancer good question
RPatrick: not that i know of. Start one up.
Silico: thank you
a_wingd_ver i thought this was the filter fan club?
mechele: Hey RICH, WILL you come to my PROM?
RPatrick: it's not good for me to accept unsolicited tapes. sorry, legal
RPatrick: do i have to wear a tux?
mechele: is that a yes?
RPatrick: my schedule is very busy, but i'm flattered at the offer.
Frank is available.
Neuromancer Rich waht record label is that 100,000 leagues album on?
Neuromancer whats the name, is it independent?
RPatrick: 100,000 leagues is on flexovit records.. Cleveland, Ohio.
Neuromancer thanx man
wing-d_verm hey Filtered, we could bake cookies?
RPatrick: just check out the PO box. we love the mail.
crismeth: are you going to be replacing brians slot with someone else?
RPatrick: I've already replaced Brian with engineers and mixers....
Brendan: Rich.. is Frank with you?
tatty: I'm just confused
spydurman: hey FRANK!!! ARE YOU STILL SHAVED BALD???
RPatrick: hey tatty, always be the dope mother fucker you are.
Silico: frank, that guy in rammestein ripped off your look!!!!
RPatrick: F- everybody rips me off, even the edge.
Silico: yeah you are a pimp man, screw all of them!
Perv-54: Frank, Your a COOL dude!
crismeth: rich, is there anyway i can help you out on your album? I have
RPatrick: got all the help i need, but thanks...
Brendan: Frank.. who has influenced your playing style?
Beldon--: Richard, are you working with Busta Rhymes??
RPatrick: Branden, playing live with lots of band over the last 10
years..... every person i have played with influences my style.
tooll: Before I go I just want to say to Rich and Frank that it was
really cool of you guys to take your time to do this. Take care!
RPatrick: no, busta thing didn't happen. but it was a novel idea.
MrBungle: Yeah, thanx rich and frank. It was really cool of you to do
Neuromancer PLEASE PROMISE ME YOU WILL NEVER WORK WITH PUFFY!!!
RPatrick: thanks tooll.. and that about wraps it up for us.. love you
all. hope to see you soon. -Rich and Frank. PS. I will never work with
ghost: SEE YA RICHIE
crismeth: later rich frank!
Notorious: Rich and Frank, I'd like to once again thank the both of you
very much for coming and chatting with us here tonight. I hope you will
come and join us again sometime. I would like to wish you great success
with the new record and tour.
NW-Tiree19: later dude
Seireeni: buh bye
spydurman: bye RICH and FRANK
crismeth: Thanks for taking time to do this
MrBungle: ALL HAIL KING RICH
TampaFan: Thanks Rich!!You Rule !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Neuromancer Nororius are you going to post the log file on the site?
Kralizec: Rich thanks for the chat. this was great. hope you enjoyed
it as much as us!
Notorious: of course man! later tonight for sure
Neuromancer: Notorious, if it wasnt for your mailings, i would have never
known about this, THANK YOU my manI
*** Signoff: RPatrick: (Signed Off)
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