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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Corey Taylor

Posted by Amoebite, October 31, 2017 02:17pm | Post a Comment

Corey Taylor What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

"I love aggressive shit. I love being able to feel a lot of attitude," says hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor about the Wu-Tang Clan during his recent What's In My Bag? interview. "You wanna talk about just getting a bunch of geniuses together and just letting them fucking unleash. It doesn't get much better than that first album." In addition to the Wu-Tang Clan, Taylor picks up albums by Electric Light Orchestra and The Clash, and recalls growing up with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, speaking eloquently and passionately about all of his picks.

Corey Taylor is an alternative metal singer, musician, and songwriter known for his work with Stone Sour and Slipknot. In 1992, he formed Stone Sour in his native Des Moines, Iowa. Several years later, he was invited to join Slipknot as a replacement for their original vocalist. Slipknot's 1999 self-titled debut LP peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, eventually going double platinum. The band's followup, 2001's Iowa, soared to number three on the Top 200 charts and became a number one album in the UK. With each album they made, Slipknot continued to climb the charts. Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) landed at number two while All Hope Is Gone (2008) was the band's first number one album in the US.

Slipknot Day Of The GusanoMeanwhile, Taylor reunited with Stone Sour for their 2002 self-titled album, which featured the songwriting skills of two of his fellow Slipknot bandmates. The album hit number forty-six on the charts; its follow-up, Come What(ever) May, debuted at number four. Stone Sour has continued to steadily release albums with their most recent effort being 2017's Hydrograd. Although Slipknot hasn't released a studio LP since 2014's .5: The Gray Chapter, they tour fairly regularly and released a live album, Day of the Gusano, in October 2017. Taylor, who possesses an impressive five and a half octave vocal range, has also performed with Anthrax, Steel Panther, Disturbed, and Korn.

In addition to being a vocalist, Taylor is also a New York Times bestselling author, whose works include Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You're Making Me Hate You. In August 2017 he released his latest book, America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World" (Da Capo Press).

in this episode, Taylor picks up his first Electric Light Orchestra album, the Strange Magic compilation, and shares that he "didn't appreciate them until way later." Taylor also grabbed a Rocky Horror Picture Show T-shirt, saying, "I grew up a Rocky Horror kid... It was some of the best times of my life." Waxing nostalgic about his days in Des Moines performing Rocky Horror at Billy Joe's Pitcher Show, he says, "It was me discovering my people." Another influence was The Clash, whose Clash On Broadway box set should be issued to kids, according to Taylor. "If you're into punk and have not listened to The Clash, you're not really into punk."

But who does Corey Taylor describe as one of his "spirit animals"? And just what is one of his favorite music history books? You'll have to watch the video below to find out!

Corey Taylor - What's In My Bag?
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