Martin Boulton of TheAge.com.au recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan. A few excerpts from the chat follow below.
On SLIPKNOT‘s live performance:
Crahan: “We give you everything. We’re the greatest band in the world as far as I’m concerned. I always laugh when bands say, ‘You know, without the masks they’d be nothing.’ OK, try playing one of our songs, try playing my drummer’s parts, try playing my guitar player’s parts. Now put on a mask and all this other shit and run around like you’re in a rugby game — then I might start listening. Otherwise, why don’t you take your shirt off and tell everybody how hot you are and how you’ve gotta slow things down for a minute. We have never had to pretend what we are — what we are is intense.”
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