Corey Taylor Names The Cure Song He Wished He Would Have Written
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor recently appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show hosted by Daniel P. Carter and revealed the Cure song he admired greatly.
The Cure stepped into the music scene in 1978. Before alternative rock gained popularity among the general public, it was one of the alternative bands to find success on a global scale. They have many memorable albums that have achieved great success on the charts. Their fourth studio album ‘Pornography‘ was released in 1982, and it was also one of the albums that were appreciated by many, although it received controversial criticism, especially regarding the lyrics at the beginning.
Frontman Robert Smith was depressed at the time, and this permeated both the lyrics and music of the songs on the album. That’s why the album had a rather dark and nihilistic tone. Although it was not well-received by many at first, it is now seen as one of the milestones of the gothic rock genre, especially in terms of lyrical content.
Corey Taylor, who participated in an interview with Rock Show, also remembered how much that Cure album had impacted him. Describing the album as ‘life changing,’ Taylor attributed the album’s difference to its nihilistic tone. According to him, it would be enough to listen to this album when someone wanted to feel something.
He said it was tough for him to choose a particular song from the album, but ‘Cold‘ has a tone that gets better with every listen. Adding that the piece is very beautiful, Taylor said he wished he had written it. He added that it is also proof of Robert Smith’s musical intelligence.
Here is what Corey Taylor said about the Cure:
“And then they released this album that is so life-changing in so many different ways because it’s so nihilistic, yet so lush that it’s like Adam & The Ants had a baby with Suicide. It’s one of those albums that you don’t just pick certain tracks. You put this album on when you want to feel something, and it’s brilliant. It was hard for me to just pick one song, man.
But ‘Cold‘ is just one of those tunes that gets better with every year. It’s so criminal. Like, you listen to it, you’re just like, ‘Oh, this is beautiful, man.’ It’s one of those tunes where you just wish he wrote it. Robert Smith is one of the greatest songwriters ever. And for proof of that, just look at the fact that he’s still killing it after all these years, man. He’s just so good.”
You can listen to the full interview and the Cure’s ‘Cold’ below.