Corey Taylor Shares Why He Doesn’t Want Slipknot’s Lost Album To Be Released

Corey Taylor Shares Why He Doesn’t Want  Slipknot’s Lost Album To Be Released
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In 2008, Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, singer Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root and DJ Sid Wilson recorded 11 unreleased songs around the time the band was recording “All Hope Is Gone.” 

The “Look Outside Your Window” album has become something of an enigma with each passing year that it remains unheard. The songs are said to be more psychedelic in nature, and Crahan said plans are in place to put out the project soon. 

“It’s an amazing body of work,” he told Upset magazine earlier this year. “You will never hear another Corey Taylor like this. The music and the words… it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life.”

In a new interview with NME, Taylor talked bout the record and revealed he would almost prefer it stay on the shelves due to the immense anticipation it has garnered from Slipknot fans. 

“Look Outside Your Window is Clown’s baby. Slipknot is Clown’s baby,” said Taylor when asked about the record. “I punch a clock and then I punch out.”

“It’s so funny, every year or two I get an email about ‘Look Outside Your Window’ and how it’s coming out,” Taylor revealed. “I’m just as stoked as everybody else because dude, I don’t even have a copy. I have a version from 10 years ago that I don’t even think is the same mix that they’re dealing with. I don’t even f*cking know the songs are going on this album, that’s how out of the loop I am.”

Taylor said he didn’t have much to do with the record, downplaying his role. 

“I was a guest star on that album anyway, so your guess is as good as mine. It’s so fascinating that something that started as a demo has become the Holy Grail. If you only knew how that album came about and the pain it caused.”

He continued, “I hope people dig it but I honestly hope it never gets released because there are so many expectations about it now. It’s like that Wu Tang Clan album that only whathisf*ck (Martin Shkreli) has a copy of. It’s almost better to just wonder.”

One song from “Look Outside Your Window” called “Til We Die” was released on the digipack of “All Hope Is Gone,” but the rest remain unreleased. Crahan has previously hinted the release could come soon after the band’s current record deal expires in April. 

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