Slipknot’s Debut Album Has Been Repressed On Vinyl
After celebrating its 21st anniversary at the end of June, Slipknot’s legendary self-titled debut album is getting the vinyl reissue treatment via SRCVINYL.
The band’s iconic 1999 full-length is available for pre-order now, with the release coming on July 31. Unsurprisingly, vinyl editions of the album have always been a must-have for Maggots, with most fans these days having to resort to getting copies second-hand.
On Slipknot’s 10th anniversary, a special edition of the record was released as part of a box set including 25 songs, music videos, a live set and the Sic: Your Nightmares, Our Dreams DVD.
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Recently, frontman Corey Taylor looked back at the ’Knot’s breakthrough release, revealing that his favourite song “by far” from the debut – and, in fact, out of the entirety of the band’s back-catalogue – is Scissors.
“I love it because every time we would play it, the whole second half was improvised,” he said. “We played at each other, free form, free prose, everything. It was violent and gorgeous. Nothing will ever replace it for me – when we stopped playing it live, I had a hard time enjoying our sets for a very long time.”
He also pointed to crushing single Eyeless as a lyrical highlight, adding: “I’ve always loved the lyrics for Eyeless. I’d never written anything as raw and open before. It was all about the absence of my father, being a teenage addict and also being forced to enter NA and Alateen when I was still fucked up. In treatment, they kept telling me, ‘It’s all in your head.’ That line resonates with me to this day.”
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