Prong discography

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Prong discography
Prong 16.01.2008 Orpheum Graz-6.jpg
Prong performing live
Studio albums 11
Live albums 2
Video albums 1
Music videos 13
EPs 4
Remix albums 1
Other appearances 6

Prong is an American heavy metal band formed in 1986. The band was originally composed of founder Tommy Victor (vocals, guitar), along with Mike Kirkland (bass) and ex-Swans drummer Ted Parsons.[1] Their first two studio releases, the EP Primitive Origins (1987) and follow-up Force Fed two years later, were released independently and directed more towards the hardcore punk.[2] The trio signed with Epic Records, and their first major label release, 1990's Beg to Differ, was a minor success, and received regular exposure on MTV's Headbangers Ball.[1] Former Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Troy Gregory replaced Kirkland for 1991's Prove You Wrong. Gregory was soon replaced by ex-Killing Joke bassist Paul Raven, plus keyboardist John Bechdel (ex-Murder Inc.) for 1994's Cleansing. The album marked a change of direction towards a more industrial sound, being regarded as Prong's "most varied record."[3] Prong would disband following 1996's "less inspired"[1] Rude Awakening.

Prong was reformed in early 2002, after a five-year hiatus with a new lineup, tour, and subsequent signed to the Spanish Locomotive Music label to release their first live album, "not-so-creatively titled"[4] 100% Live; followed by 2003's Scorpio Rising. In 2007, the band signed to Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet label,[5] releasing Power of the Damager. In 2012, the band released Carved Into Stone, followed by Ruining Lives (2014), the cover album Songs from the Black Hole (2015) and then X (No Absolutes) (2016).

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[6]
US Heat.
[7]
AUT
[8]
GER
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
1989 Force Fed
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Spigot (SPT-2)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
1990 Beg to Differ
  • Released: March 12, 1990
  • Label: Epic (EK 46011)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
1991 Prove You Wrong
  • Released: September 24, 1991
  • Label: Epic (EK 47460)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
1994 Cleansing
  • Released: January 25, 1994
  • Label: Epic (EK 53019)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
126 38 40 36 71
1996 Rude Awakening
  • Released: May 14, 1996
  • Label: Epic (EK 66945)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
107 36 48 131
2003 Scorpio Rising
  • Released: November 4, 2003
  • Label: Locomotive (LM 128)
  • Format: CD
2007 Power of the Damager
  • Released: October 2, 2007
  • Label: 13th Planet (THP 006)
  • Format: CD
47
2012 Carved Into Stone
  • Released: April 24, 2012
  • Label: Long Branch Records (SPV 260102)
  • Format: CD, 2xLP
13
2014 Ruining Lives
  • Released: April 23, 2014
  • Label: Steamhammer/SPV
  • Format: CD, digital download, vinyl[13]
16 77
2015 Songs from the Black Hole
  • Released: March 25, 2015
  • Label: Steamhammer/SPV
  • Format: CD, vinyl
2016 X (No Absolutes)
  • Released: February 5, 2016
  • Label: Steamhammer/SPV
  • Format: CD, vinyl
7 87
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
2002 100% Live
  • Released: October 29, 2002
  • Label: Locomotive (LM 119)
  • Format: CD
2014 Unleashed In The West: Live in Berlin
  • Released: March 14, 2014
  • Format: digital & CD

Remix albums[edit]

Year Album details
2009 Power of the Damn Mixxxer
  • Released: May 12, 2009
  • Label: 13th Planet
  • Format: CD

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
1987 Primitive Origins
  • Released: August 1987
  • Label: Spigot (SPT-1)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
1990 The Peel Sessions
1992 Whose Fist Is this Anyway? 58
[14]
1993 Snap Your Fingers, Break Your Back
(The Remix EP)
  • Label: Epic (660069-2)
  • Format: CD single, 12-inch single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions
UK
[11]
1988 "Third From The Sun"[15]
1990 "Lost And Found"
1990 "For Dear Life"
1991 "Unconditional"
1994 "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" 80
1994 "Whose Fist Is This Anyway"
1994 "Broken Peace"
1996 "Rude Awakening" 82
1996 "Controller"
1996 "Face Value"
2015 "Ultimate Authority"

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details Notes
2005 The Vault
  • Released: March 14, 2005
  • Label: Locomotive (LM 131)
  • Format: DVD
Double DVD, featuring three different shows, a complete 2002 concert at Amsterdam's Melkweg, another full show from the 2003 Hultsfred Festival in Sweden, and six songs at With Full Force festival in Germany for television broadcast in 2003.[16]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
1990 "Beg to Differ" Kevin Kerslake[17]
"Lost and Found" George Seminara[18]
1991 "Unconditional" Josh Taft[19] OR Evan Stone[20]
"Prove You Wrong" Jim Deloye[21]
"Pointless"
1992 "Prove You Wrong" (Fuzzbuster Mix) Jim Deloye[22][23]
1994 "Broken Peace" Bill Ward[24][25][26]
"Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck"
"Whose Fist Is This Anyway"
1996 "Rude Awakening" Rob Zombie[27]
2004 "All Knowing Force" Richie S., Dan Laudo & Tommy Victor[28][29]
2008 "Power of the Damager" Gary Smithson[30]
2012 "Revenge... Best Served Cold" Scott Hanson[31]
2014 "Remove, Separate Self"

Other appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
1992 "Mind The Gap" and "Daily Dose" The End of Music as We Know It[32]
1994 "Inheritance" Airheads[33]
1995 "Strange Days" (with Ray Manzarek) Strange Days[34]
"Corpus Delecti" Tonnage: A Compilation[35]
1997 "London Dungeon" Violent World: A Tribute to the Misfits[36]
2004 "Enter Sandman" Metallic Attack Metallica: The Ultimate Tribute[37]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Primitive Origins > Review". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  3. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Cleansing > Review". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  4. ^ Serba, John. "100% Live > Review". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  5. ^ Jeffries, David. "Power of the Damager > Review". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Prong Hot 100 Chart History". Billboard. 
  7. ^ "Prong Heatseekers Chart History". Billboard. 
  8. ^ "Discographie Prong" (in German). austriancharts.at. 
  9. ^ "Prong > Longplay-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Musicline.de. 
  10. ^ "Discographie Prong" (in German). hitparade.ch. 
  11. ^ a b "Chart Log UK: Rodney P. - The Pussycat Dolls". Zobbel. 
  12. ^ a b c "Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By Soundscan". Blabbermouth.net. 2002-03-09. Archived from the original on 2002-10-30. 
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ "Prong". The Official Charts Company. 
  15. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Prong-3/release/448514
  16. ^ Deming, Mark. "The Vault > Plot Synopsis". Allmovie. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  17. ^ "List of Credits > Music Videos". Kevin Kerslake. Illuminary Arts. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  18. ^ "Lost and found". Copyright database. faqs.org. 1990-09-18. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  19. ^ "Unconditional - Prong | Music Video". Vevo. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  20. ^ "Unconditional | Prong | Music Video". MTV. MTV Networks. 1991-01-01. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  21. ^ "Prong "Prove You Wrong"". brink.tv. Bob Brink. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  22. ^ "Prove you wrong". Copyright database. faqs.org. 1992-05-18. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  23. ^ "Prove You Wrong (Fuzzbuster Mix) - Prong | Music Video". Vevo. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  24. ^ "Broken Peace | Prong | Music Video". MTV. MTV Networks. 1999-12-16. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  25. ^ "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck | Prong | Music Video". MTV. MTV Networks. 1994-01-01. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  26. ^ "Whose fist is this anyway?". Copyright database. faqs.org. 1994-09-01. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  27. ^ "Videos : Prong : Rude Awakening". CMT. MTV Networks. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  28. ^ "Prong "All Knowing Force"". Underground Music Television. UMTV Productions. Archived from the original on July 25, 2004. Retrieved 2004-07-25. 
  29. ^ "Prong: 'All Knowing Force' Video Posted Online". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 2004-07-20. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  30. ^ "Power of The Damager | Prong | Music Video". MTV. MTV Networks. 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  31. ^ "PRONG Release Video for "Revenge...Best Served Cold" Online'". 2012-04-23. 
  32. ^ "Various Artists > The End of Music as We Know It". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  33. ^ "Original Soundtrack > Airheads". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  34. ^ "Original Soundtrack > Strange Days". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  35. ^ "Various Artists > Tonnage: A Compilation". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  36. ^ "Various Artists > Violent World: A Tribute to the Misfits". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  37. ^ "Motörhead, Dark Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam to Appear on Metallica Tribute Album". Blabbermouth. Roadrunner Records. 2004-07-25. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Prong at Wikimedia Commons