Follow The Leader

Great Music Videos: Korn- Freak On A Leash

Freak on a Leash (1999) – MUBI

The other day, I was talking with a friend of mine about how music videos these days just don’t have the allure and luster of the days before. Yes, we all know about the industry changing and all that but, there was something really cool about the way so many music videos had an effect not just on the song or band but, how it shaped filmmaking in general. One of th videos we were talking about was Korn’s “Freak On A Leash.” This video was directed by Todd McFarlane (of Spawn fame) and assisted by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (who would go on to make the Californication video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers). The “Freak On A Leash” video is over 20 years old now and it’s still one hell of a cool video. The way the animation and real world footage comes together is quite intriguing. The whole following the bullet aspect was pretty cool too. It’s not a surprise that the video would go on to win multiple awards.

Korn- Freak On A Leash:


B-Sides: Korn

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Korn will be celebrating their 25th year as a band this year (2019). On top of that, they are releasing their 13th studio album, The Nothing, in September. This band has been going non-stop for so many years. Throughout that time, they’ve amassed quite the catalog of songs. So many songs, that a lot of them didn’t make it to the albums and got used in other ways, whether it was soundtracks, b-sides, etc. I thought why not delve into some of Korn’s b-sides.
Sean Olson (from The Crow City of Angels Soundtrack):

 

 
Proud (from I Know What You Did Last Summer Soundtrack):

 

 
This Broken Soul (from Debut Album):

 

 
Kick The PA (from Spawn Soundtrack):

 

I Can Remember (from Follow The Leader):

 

Layla (from Debut Album):

 

 

Camel Song (From End Of Days Soundtrack):

 

 

Christmas Song (From Debut Album):

 

 
Haze (From “Untitled”):

 

 

Out Of You (from The Serenity Of Suffering):

 

 

Baby (From The Serenity Of Suffering):

 

 
Calling Me Too Soon (From The Serenity Of Suffering):

 

Soundtrack Only Songs: Korn- Camel Song from End Of Days

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The End of Days soundtrack is a great example of a soundtrack that is way better than the movie. The soundtrack features many songs that are b-sides or previously unreleased. Korn’s contribution is a track entitled “Camel Song.” This was recorded during the Follow The Leader sessions and it only appears on this soundtrack.

Korn- Camel Song:

 

Cover Song: Korn (Cheech and Chong)- Earache My Ear

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Korn’s album Follow The Leader. They just announced 3 shows to celebrate the album. This morning I felt the urge to go back and listen to the album and I totally forgot about the hidden track at the end of the album of the cover they did of Cheech and Chong’s “Earache My Ear” with Cheech on vocals.

 

Korn w/ Cheech Marin- Earache My Ear:

Album Rank: Korn

korn-logoI don’t know why but I’ve been in a mood lately to listen to Korn. Though I’ve mainly just listened to the first album. So I thought I’d rank all their albums since I’ve been on a Korn kick.

See You On The Other Side:

The Path Of Totality:

Take A Look In The Mirror:

Korn III- Remember Who You Are:

The Paradigm Shift:

Untitled:

 

The Serenity Of Suffering:

 

Untouchables:

Follow The Leader:

Life Is Peachy:

Issues:

Korn: