Tool have five full-length albums, and there is one song which the band’s vocalist Maynard James Keenan suggests as a starting point to those looking to potentially join the Tool army. That track is “The Pot” off of their 2x multi-platinum certified 2006 album, “10,000 Days“. Tool Member had talked about ‘Taking A Break’ which was revealed through Instagram announcement.
Maynard James Keenan doesn’t want the fans to listen to 27-minute one at start
Keenan spoke of that song and his appraisal of it during an appearance on this past weekend’s episode of the ‘BBC Radio 1 Rock Show With Daniel P Carter‘ as part of a ‘Threefold’ segment. Keenan spoke of three key tracks from his various projects, which also include A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, during his time on the show.
Discussing it, he said that the song just captures the vibe and he wants the fans who have started following the band should listen to it. He said that the fans should not immediately play the 27-minute one at first:
“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 year. 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. Calm down. Don’t get all QAnon on us. Focus on “The Pot“, that will be the introduction to all the other possibilities that happen in this project.”
“The Pot” is one of Tool’s biggest radio hits, topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart back in 2006 and also hitting No. 5 for Alternative Airplay. It also received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance back in 2008.