American heavy metallers Slipknot recorded two albums in 2008 – “All Hope Is Gone”, which has been out for years, and “Look Outside Your Window”, which is still unreleased. “Look Outside Your Window” features vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarist Jim Root, percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan, and DJ Sid Wilson, and has been described as having “much more of a Radiohead vibe”.
But now, in a new interview with UK’s NME, Taylor reasoned that the LP would remain unreleased forever because so much time has passed since the initial recordings, and fans have built up so much hype for it, so he’s not sure if it could ever live up to people’s expectations.
“Look Outside Your Window is Clown‘s baby. Slipknot is Clown’s baby. I punch a clock and then I punch out. It’s so funny, every year or two I get an email about Look Outside Your Window and how it’s coming out. I’m just as stoked as everybody else because dude, I don’t even have a copy. I have a version from 10 years ago that I don’t even think is the same mix that they’re dealing with. I don’t even fucking know the songs are going on this album, that’s how out of the loop I am.”, said Taylor.
“I was a guest star on that album anyway, so your guess is as good as mine. It’s so fascinating that something that started as a demo has become the Holy Grail. If you only knew how that album came about and the pain it caused… I hope people dig it but I honestly hope it never gets released because there are so many expectations about it now. It’s like that Wu Tang Clan album that only whatisfuck [Martin Shkreli] has a copy of. It’s almost better to just wonder.”