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Albums Of The Week: Corey Taylor | CMFB…Sides

The Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman collects a slew of covers, live fare and more.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:CMFB…Sides, the followup to Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor‘s debut solo release CMFT, comprises nine unreleased B-sides, covers of tunes that inspired the band, acoustic renditions and live versions.

Taylor preserves the windows-down and arena-ready spirit of On The Dark Side made famous by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band in the 1983 film Eddie and the Cruisers, and strips the 1981 classic Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider down to a striking acoustic number.  Furthermore, he and his cohorts hypercharge Got To Choose by KISS and lock into a punchy punk gallop during All This And More from The Dead Boys. Initially recorded for The Metallica Blacklist, the EP also features Taylor’s snarling cover of Holier Than Thou from Metallica’s The Black Album. Perhaps most surprisingly, they transform Eddie Money’s Shakin’ into a roaring banger with all of the original’s swagger intact. Plus, the EP boasts acoustic takes on Kansas and Halfway Down CMFT, and a powerhouse live medley of Home and Stone Sour’s famous Come What(ever) May finale Zzyxz Rd.

Photo by Ashley Osborn.

CMFT was a long time coming for Taylor, with newly written tracks alongside some dating back to his teens. Recorded at Hideout Studio in Las Vegas, with producer Jay Ruston and his band — Christian Martucci (guitar), Zach Throne (guitar), Jason Christopher (bass) and Dustin Robert (drums) — the album traces a wild and exhilarating roadmap through Taylor’s musical psyche.

Uncompromising, unfiltered, and undeniable in any arena, Taylor continues to impact culture as the frontman for both Grammy-winning multi-platinum juggernaut Slipknot and platinum rock force Stone Sour. Impacting generations of fans and peers alike, his voice roars across six Slipknot albums which have rallied millions of fans across the globe. With two gold-certified albums and a platinum single, Stone Sour have notched five Top 10 debuts on Billboard.”