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

Clawfinger Deaf Dumb Blind (Album) MVG Records Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Use Your Brain (Album) MVG Records Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Clawfinger (Album) WEA Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
Clawfinger A Whole Lot Of Nothing (Album) Supersonic Records (2), Supersonic Records (2) Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Clawfinger A Whole Lot Of Nothing(CDr, Album, Promo) BMG France none France 2001 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Zeros & Heroes (Album) Supersonic Records (2), GUN Records (2) Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Hate Yourself With Style (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Life Will Kill You (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast Germany 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Clawfinger Nigger (Single, Maxi) MVG Records Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Clawfinger The Truth (Maxi, Single) WEA 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
Clawfinger Warfair (Maxi, Single) MVG Records Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Do What I Say (Maxi, Single) MVG Records Scandinavia 1995 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Tomorrow (Maxi, Single) MVG Records Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Pin Me Down (Maxi, Single) MVG Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Biggest & The Best (Maxi, Single) MVG Records Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
COL031CDJX Clawfinger Forwardrewind(2xCD, EP, Promo, Gat) Coalition Recordings COL031CDJX UK 1997 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Two Sides (Maxi, EP, Single) MVG Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
MVGCDS 54 Clawfinger Don't Wake Me Up(CD, Maxi) MVG Records MVGCDS 54 Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Out To Get Me (Maxi, Single) Supersonic Records (2) Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Nothing Going On (Maxi, Single) Supersonic Records (2) Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Clawfinger Recipe For Hate (Maxi, Single) Supersonic Records (2) Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Supersonic 137 Clawfinger Bitch(CD, Single, Copy Prot., Promo) BMG Berlin Musik GmbH Supersonic 137 Europe 2003 Sell This Version