Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan is trying to introduce more people to the band.
In a new interview, Keenan explained that the best entry point for new listeners is “The Pot” from the band’s 2006 album, “10,000 Days.”
He said, “To me that’s one of the examples of some of our earlier energy blending perfectly with our more mature energy and kind of nods to our influences over the years. I feel like we really kind of struggle to make sure that all four of us shine as best we can on everything we do, to exhaustion. But I feel like this one is one of the one’s that felt, not effortless, but fresh and conscious consciously effortless, if that makes sense? It just captures that vibe that I think. If you’re gonna play a song for people to kind of get them into our band, I don’t think you should start with the 27-minute one.”
If you were introducing someone to your favorite band, what song would you start with?