Thursday, 8 April 2010

Cem Says NIN

Here's something a little special from the shy and retiring Trent Reznor.

I'm no expert when it comes to Mister Reznor's oeuvre, but fortunately I know someone who is...
So I'm going to hand over to the aforementioned ex-goff, Kentish lass and lover; who so often helps out with artwork: the lovely Cem:

Take it away, Cem:


If you love Nine Inch Nails then this is probably the best live recording available.

If you've never heard of them then they're a bit like Ministry, if you haven't heard of Ministry, well, where have you been?
It's the sound of the industrial nineties, screaming guitars and clanking machinery, and oddly one track featuring something that sounds very much like the aliens in Pitch Black, which is nice...

Including all the best tracks from the first three NIN albums,
Coming Down Fast is a stonker of a set, recorded at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia on July 29th 1994 (encore included) during the Self Destruct Tour (which featured Marilyn Manson supporting!).

Enthusiastically performed by Reznor and his live band: Robin Finck, Danny Lohner, Chris Vrenna and James Wooley, and mightily received by an exuberant audience, it's almost like being there, moshing away.

Oddly, for someone who isn't keen on recorded crowd noise (sorry) the audience do tend to add to the experience rather than being overly intrusive, they only filter through occasionally and the roar of appreciation just encourages the fingers to move the volume control up another notch.

So crank it up, and be confused by someone leaning in close and asking if you've 'Gotta Lighter?'


Nice one, Cem!

Nine Inch Nails - Coming Down Fast (1994)

Terrible Lies
March of the Pigs
Something I Can Never Have
The Only Time
Get Down Make Love
Down In It
Big Man With a Gun
Head Like a Hole
Dead Souls
Help Me I Am In Hell
Happiness In Slavery

CD rip to mp3s
Decent quality boot; all seventy-nine minutes and twenty-two seconds of it.
Nail it here

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