Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

10. KoЯnKoЯn

I was in the studio down in Phoenix doing the first Fight album and someone came down and told me that I had to check this out. They put it on and when I first heard ‘Blind’ I started asking myself what this album was going to do. It was an extraordinary time in the mid-90s, especially in America because heavy music was becoming really fast-paced. That’s why I’ve also included Alice In Chains.

Korn were from Bakersfield but a lot of stuff was filtering down from Seattle, whether it was Pearl Jam or Nirvana. When they came along they completely changed the direction that heavy music was heading. I thought it was great because we suddenly had something that was totally new. They’re still pushing the boundaries and getting criticised for it, but really, fuck the critics. I’m still a fan. I was watching Korn the other day and they were absolutely amazing. The material from this record is still brilliant live, 20 years on.

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