Thursday, March 29, 2012

Korn - A.D.I.D.A.S.

Korn - A.D.I.D.A.S.
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"A.D.I.D.A.S." is a song written and recorded by American heavy metal band Korn for their second studio album, Life Is Peachy. It was released as the album's second single in March 1997. The title is an acronym for the statement “All Day I Dream About Sex” and does not refer directly to the popular sportswear brand, Adidas. The whimsical backronym from the brand name dates to the 1970s.

The lyrics illustrate a sexually frustrated and narcissistic individual who lives in fantasy as a result of his isolation from actual social encounters.

The song was played at Woodstock 1999 to a crowd of 275,000. The song was a staple of the band's live setlist up until about 2007, when it started to be played far less frequently.

The title of the song stands for "All Day I Dream About Sex." It has nothing to do with the sporting goods company, although it is a common misperception that this is what "Adidas" stands for. The company is named after it's founder, Adi Dassler.
This led to an appearance on the 1997 Lollapalooza tour, which helped cement Korn's reputation in the mainstream.
In 1998, the band signed a six-figure deal to promote Puma shoes. Hardcore fans saw this as a sign of selling out, by turning their back on their allegiance to Adidas.
This features a brief appearance by lead singer Jonathan Davis' son Nathan, at the time a newborn. He can be heard going, "ehhhhh!"
A minor radio hit, this helped Life is Peachy, Korn's second album, debut at #3 on the Billboard album charts. -Songfacts

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