Korn To Play Self-Titled Debut In Its Entirety For 20th Anniversary
Korn fans rejoice - frontman Jonathan Davis revealed in a recent interview that the band will be playing its self-titled debut album in its entirety next month in honor of the record's 20th anniversary.
Davis spoke with a DJ for Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR recently about how the group plans to celebrate the milestone (via Blabbermouth). "Personally, I don't know how I'm gonna celebrate," he said. "But as a release, I know we're gonna start doing, on festivals, we're gonna play the first album in its entirety. We're gonna start doing that. We're even gonna play [the song] 'Daddy.' And I said I would never do it, but I'm gonna do it anyway." The song Davis referred to is the closing track from Korn about the singer's experiences with child abuse.
"So we're gonna do the complete album in its entirety and then tag on some songs at the end of the show. So it should be pretty cool," he continued. "But it's gonna be very stripped down. I think we will recapture what we were doing at that time, when we were coming up. It was our first album, we didn't have any production, it was just one backdrop. So I think it'll be kind of like that down-and-dirty, cool, old-school vibe."
The band will start playing the album at live shows after Oct. 11, which is the day Korn was released in 1994. Tracks like "Blind," "Need To," "Clown" and "Shoots and Ladders" helped launch the band's career and made it a respected name within the nu-metal genre. Although Davis revealed later in the interview that he's not to keen on the label. "You don't call the Red Hot Chili Peppers a funk band. You don't call Metallica just a thrash band. These are bands that have been around over 20 years that have paid their dues and have made amazing music that lots of people have ripped off and they get pigeonholed into these little genres [people] make up."