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Trivia / Korn

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  • Actor Allusion: On "Earache My Eye", Cheech Marin sings "gonna tie my pecker to a tree, to a tree" at one point, a reference to another Cheech & Chong character, Red Neck.
  • Chart Displacement: Korn's only Top 40 hit, "Did My Time", isn't even close to being their signature. That would be "Freak on a Leash" (whose acoustic version peaked at #89).
  • Creator Backlash: Several:
    • The entire band doesn't particularly like Take a Look in the Mirror and views it as a rush job that they threw together while on tour that tried too hard to be heavy. They don't hate it, but they have made it clear that it is their least favorite release.
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    • Davis has grown to dislike the third self-titled due to their experiences with Ross Robinson. While he still has a tremendous amount of respect for Robinson, his "warts and all" approach led to him doing things that outright pissed the band off that Davis felt weren't really necessary, namely making Davis' wife sit across from him while he tracked vocals for a song that was about her substance issues. It was that, coupled with various other things that sucked every last ounce of fun out of the recording process, that made Davis eventually come to view the album as a mistake. While Robinson's approach may have been the best thing for them in 1994, Davis concluded that by 2009, revisiting the past was not what they needed as a band.
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  • Enforced Method Acting: Reportedly, producer Ross Robinson went to great lengths to get Korn to "remember who they were" when recording their 9th album. This included measures ranging from aggressively taunting/berating the new drummer to make him play more passionately to bringing Jonathan Davis's wife and son into the studio and making them sit across from him while he recorded vocals. Even Davis's therapist got on Ross's case about this. While all involved parties were pleased with the results at the time, Davis went on record years later as having come to regret it; to paraphrase Davis, Robinson did Robinson stuff to the point where it sucked all the fun out of making the album.
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  • Hidden Depths: Head first got turned on to Christianity thanks to a pair of real estate partners he was investing with who happened to be Christians. Thanks to the investments paying off, Head was able to support himself just fine during his time away from the band.
  • Hitless Hit Album: Korn has sold over 40 million albums worldwide, yet they barely scored a Top 40 hit in 2003 with a song that isn't close to being their signature.
  • Name's the Same: Korn once did a song with rapper Q-Tip, who was born Jonathan Davis.
  • One-Hit Wonder: Technically, "Did My Time" was their only top 40 hit on the Hot 100, but they are one of the most well known rock bands of the 90's. Not to mention, "Did My Time" is certainly not their most famous song—that would probably be "Freak on a Leash."
  • Promoted Fanboy: Corey Taylor stated in an interview that he was "blown away" by Korn in 1995 after seeing the music video for "Clown" on MTV and then seeing them live as an opening act for Megadeth. Since then, they've done shows together, became real-life friends, and over twenty years later, Taylor would be a guest feature in their song "A Different World".
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  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The video for "Alone I Break" has to do with the band's internal turmoil at the time of recording the album.
  • Throw It In!: Occurs with the most frequency on their Ross Robinson-produced albums.
    • For example, on Korn there's the Studio Chatter noise before "Clown", and the Hidden Track after "Daddy" is a tape that Robinson found in an abandoned house, containing a Cluster F-Bomb-laden argument about installing an exhaust manifold on a Dodge Dart between a husband and wife.
    • Davis's Berserker Tears and primal screaming at the end of "Daddy" was completely real. The song is about how he was molested as a child, and the repressed memories came out in the recording, causing him to have a melt down. The rest of the band can be heard trying to keep up with him at the end, unaware that he wasn't just acting.
  • What Could Have Been: A Cover Album, entitled Korn Kovers, was in development in the late 2000s, but David Silveria's departure and other obstacles led to it getting shelved in 2010. While promoting The Serenity of Suffering, the band stated that they're planning to revisit the project sometime soon.

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