Clawfinger

Clawfinger

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Comprising Jocke Skog (b. 3 June 1969, Stockholm, Sweden; programming, vocals), Zak Tell (b. 16 November 1970, Stockholm, Sweden; vocals), Erlend Ottem (b. 13 December 1968, Molde, Norway; guitar) and Bård Torstensen (b. 13 September 1961, Arendal, Norway; guitar), this Scandanavian outfit was formed by four co-workers at the Rosenlunds Hospital in 1990. They immediately received international praise for their fluid but powerful alternative rock sound. Their debut single, 1993's "Nigger", also provoked great controversy. Although the subject matter was profoundly anti-racist, many critics wondered as to the wisdom of its title. The media quickly categorized Clawfinger alongside American outfits such as Rage Against The Machine, who similarly combined political activism with a musical scope that ranged from hardcore rap to metal. The band's debut album, Deaf Dumb Blind, expanded their repertoire to encompass funk and even jazz flourishes. It was promoted in the USA on tours with Anthrax and Alice In Chains, while Clawfinger remained rooted in their national charts with a joint EP with Swedish rappers Just D. In 1995 the band, now expanded to a six-piece with the addition of André Skaug (b. Sunndalsøra, Norway; bass) and Ottar Vigerstøl (drums), launched their "Back To The Basic" European tour, which saw them play in 12 European countries within a few weeks.

The band took a break before starting work on their self-titled third album, which featured session drummer Henka Johansson (b. Karlskoga, Sweden). Johansson was later added to the line-up as the band embarked on an extensive tour. Their fourth album, A Whole Lot Of Nothing, was released in 2001 followed by Zeroes & Heros in 2003.
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Clawfinger Discography

Albums

4509-93321-2 Clawfinger Deaf Dumb Blind (Album) MVG Records 4509-93321-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
4509-99340-4 Clawfinger Use Your Brain (Album) MVG Records 4509-99340-4 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
MVG 134 Clawfinger Clawfinger (Album) WEA MVG 134 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
74321 87033 4 Clawfinger A Whole Lot Of Nothing (Album) Supersonic Records (2), Supersonic Records (2) 74321 87033 4 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
SUPERSONIC 132, 82876 51744 2 Clawfinger Zeros & Heroes (Album) Supersonic Records (2), GUN Records (2) SUPERSONIC 132, 82876 51744 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
NB 1550-5, NB 1550-2, NB 1594-2, 27361 15505 Clawfinger Hate Yourself With Style (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 1550-5, NB 1550-2, NB 1594-2, 27361 15505 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
NB 1899-2, 27361 18992 Clawfinger Life Will Kill You (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 1899-2, 27361 18992 Germany 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

4509-93279-0 Clawfinger Nigger (Single, Maxi) MVG Records 4509-93279-0 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
862 734-2 Clawfinger The Truth (Maxi, Single) WEA 862 734-2 Norway 1993 Sell This Version
MVGCDS 9 Clawfinger Rosegrove(CD, Single) MVG Records MVGCDS 9 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
SAM 1262 The Wildhearts / Clawfinger The Wildhearts / Clawfinger - Suckerpunch / Warfair(7", Promo) EastWest SAM 1262 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CLAW 001 Clawfinger The Truth / Rosegrove(12", Promo) MVG Records CLAW 001 1993 Sell This Version
MVGCDS 17 Clawfinger Warfair (Maxi, Single) MVG Records MVGCDS 17 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
MVGCDS 31 Clawfinger Do What I Say (Maxi, Single) MVG Records MVGCDS 31 Scandinavia 1995 Sell This Version
MVGCDS 34 Clawfinger Tomorrow (Maxi, Single) MVG Records MVGCDS 34 Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
YZ921C, 4509-99341-4 Clawfinger Pin Me Down (Maxi, Single) MVG Records YZ921C, 4509-99341-4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
COLA 031CD Clawfinger Biggest & The Best (Maxi, Single) MVG Records COLA 031CD Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
COL031CDJX Clawfinger Forwardrewind(2xCD, EP, Promo, Gat) Coalition Recordings COL031CDJX UK 1997 Sell This Version
COLA038CD, 3984-22063-2 Clawfinger Two Sides (Maxi, EP, Single) MVG Records COLA038CD, 3984-22063-2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MVGCDS 54 Clawfinger Don't Wake Me Up(CD, Maxi) MVG Records MVGCDS 54 Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
SUPERSONIC 079 Clawfinger Out To Get Me (Maxi, Single) Supersonic Records (2) SUPERSONIC 079 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
supersonic 082 Clawfinger Nothing Going On (Maxi, Single) Supersonic Records (2) supersonic 082 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
SUPERSONIC 133 Clawfinger Recipe For Hate (Maxi, Single) Supersonic Records (2) SUPERSONIC 133 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
NB 1578-2 Clawfinger Dirty Lies / The Faggot In You(CD, Single, Promo) Nuclear Blast NB 1578-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
NB 1657-2 Clawfinger Without A Case(CD, Single, Promo) Nuclear Blast NB 1657-2 Germany 2006 Sell This Version