Korn star Brian ‘Head’ Welch was the latest interview guest of Jack Antoino’s ‘Do You Know Jack: The Podcast’ this week and talked about the documentary ‘Loud Crazy Love,’ Love & Death’s latest record ‘Perfectly Preserved’ and the 25th anniversary of Korn’s ‘Life Is Peachy.’
The second studio album of Korn named ‘Life Is Peach’ was released back in 1996 and it was certified double platinum in the United States selling 6.5 million copies worldwide. Korn made a two-year-long worldwide tour to promote the album and it peaked number three spot in the United States Billboard 200 list.
However, in his latest interview with ‘Do You Know Jack?’s latest episode, Brian ‘Head’ Welch admitted that ‘Life Is Peachy’ is not one of the band’s best albums. Korn guitarist also admitted that the sounding and the production album was not good enough and if it weren’t for three or four songs of the album, the band would be in huge trouble.
Korn guitarist shared his thoughts saying:
“Defintely it was a thing where [the record company and management] tried to scare us. They were, like, ‘Sophomore jinx. You don’t want that. So you guys need to go work. But at the same time, we need you to have an album ready in six weeks.’ And we didn’t write nothing yet.
The first record we had our whole early 20s to write, and now we had two months to write and record a record. We did it so fast. And the management was — they weren’t pressuring us, but they were, like, ‘It would be really helpful if you guys could just bring it.’ We told the producer and everything. And Ross [Robinson, producer] back then, he was young; we were all young. We were, like, ‘Yeah. Let’s go do it. Let’s go tear it up.’
And once we had ‘A.D.I.D.A.S.’ and ‘Twist’ and ‘No Place To Hide’, we were, like, ‘Okay.’ ‘Cause once [singer Jonathan Davis] did [the scat vocals on] ‘Twist’, it was, like, ‘What in the hell was that?’ And we were, like, ‘Let’s open the record with that. And people will be, like, ‘What? What is this?’ No one ever has done that… We looked at [Jonathan after he had recorded his vocals]. We were, like, ‘Who are you?'”
“So, we were just, like, ‘Okay. It sounds like nobody else.’ And that’s a key for music. Back then, anyway, and even now, I’d say, if you have something unique and it makes you feel something, it’s gonna stand out above the rest. But more than anything, we felt it. We were, like, ‘Oh my God! We can’t wait to play this onstage,’ no matter if there was two hundred people there or thousands.
I feel like that’s not the best record as far as sounding and production-wise and everything. If it weren’t for those three or four songs, we would be in trouble, I think.”
You can watch the full interview right below.