Watch One of Korn’s First Shows, Featuring the Original Version of ‘Blind’

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Born out of the ashes of the defunct L.A.P.D./Creep, Korn officially formed as we’d come to know them in 1993. Based on the video below, they definitely had that special “it” factor out of the gate. Most bands take years toiling in the club circuit to hone their craft if they ever sound this good. Korn sounds ready to take over the world just a few shows in to their career (and keep in mind that the self-titled album wasn’t even made until the summer of 1994 the following year).

The footage below, courtesy of Gabriel Miller’s YouTube channel, bills this as Korn’s 6th show ever. We can’t confirm the details but based on other footage we’ve soon online from this era would assume the show took place locally in Huntington Beach, California. We believe it took place after their first demo Neidermayer’s Mind with Ross Robinson was released. We’re sure there are some Korn historians reading this that can help fill in some gaps (if so drop us a line here or on our social media accounts).

The video is pretty sick for many reasons, but one of the most interesting parts to us is that technically, this is not the same version of ‘Blind’ that we all know and love. It feels a bit at times way more metal chuggy and groovy then the version on Korn self-titled. It’s actually pretty great.

We’ve embedded the official album version of the song below in case you want to easily contrast and compare.

Either way, enjoy the video, and if you have the time, stick around to watch the rest of this pre self-titled set. It’s a wild one.

 

If you’d like to see the 2022 version of Korn live, you’re in luck, as they have some dates lined up throughout this summer:

8/16 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
8/18 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amp
8/20 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amp
8/21 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
8/23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
8/24 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

8/26 Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
8/27 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
8/28 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach

8/31 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
9/1 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amp
9/4 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/6 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

9/9 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amp
9/10 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
9/13 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
9/15 Auburn, WA – White River Amp
9/16 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amp

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