Saturday, June 27, 2015

Slipknot's Corey Taylor: "Most Americans seem to be born without any sense of irony, sarcasm or humor"

Slipknot's Corey Taylor recently talked with NME, you can read some excerpts below.

About if he hopes his latest book, "You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left", will change the fact that mainstream media still doesn't seem to see the humor or theater in his music, Taylor said: "It used to bother me a lot, to be honest. Like, it really bummed me out. But then you realize most of these people are American! Most of us Yanks seem to be born without any sense of irony, sarcasm or humor. Everything is taken so fucking blatantly and literally in my country that it's almost offensive. The only things that Americans see in layers are cakes. So, I just kind of shake my head. In a lot of ways, I kind of wrote this book for my English fan base, because they've understood that I'm a snarky asshole for many years now."

Taylor also spoke about the similarities between his approaches to writing and to music: "Well, I've got something to say, and I want to say it in a way that will hopefully entertain. I want to make a point, but I also don't want to be a preachy fucking dickhead. I want people to read my book, laugh and think. That's it. In the similar way, I don't worry about whether an album's going to hit Number One, or whether we'll have a Number One single, or anything like that. If I love the music, then there's nothing I'm not going to fucking do for that music, and I'm gonna put it out. But after that, you can't have any more expectations, because it colors the way the you make music, or you write, or whatever. It's the death of creativity."

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