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“Some people might understand this choice; others won’t. I love this album because it reminds me of one of the best times in my life. It’s a record that I keep coming back to, and more and more and more I hear its influence on a lot of people today. I don’t hear it necessarily in dubstep, but it’s there in the remix stuff – and, obviously, in White Zombie and Nine Inch Nails.
“The band kind of gets swept under the rug, which is unfortunate because they’re so great. Check out something like The Days Of Swine And Roses – fantastic. I drive really fast to that song. I’ve probably gotten four speeding tickets because of that song being in my CD player.
“The album reminds me of the time right before I got really serious about music and playing music, probably about two years before. I was part of the Misfits’ club and went to the Rocky Horror Picture Show and stuff like that. I was young, and that’s when you’re supposed to do it, going out and getting bombed. This album was my soundtrack.
“I had a chance to see the band play with Ministry on the Land Of Rape And Honey tour, but I didn’t have enough money for a ticket, so I missed them. I don’t have a lot of regrets in my life, but that’s one of them.
“There’s a bit of this band in Slipknot, actually, in that we’ve used the electronic elements to our advantage. Thrill Kill Kult did this, too, using little elements even though they were a full-on band that went for it. To me, that was an influence that I took away from it, that Joey took away from it – it was this wonderful barrage of noise with all of these crazy samples. Definitely a subliminal influence on Slipknot.”