This November I have book coming out based on this blog. There will be more details to follow in the coming weeks. Until then, I’ve included a direct copy of the Nine Inch Nails blurb in the book.
I have a friend who is madly in love with Trent Reznor and thinks everything he does is genius. I think Trent has an edge but I do not think it is genius. In my opinion, Trent Reznor’s edge is that he’s psychotic. The guy bought the Sharon Tate Mansion so it would inspire him to write the album, The Downward Spiral. He spent five years in a drug-induced coma so he could write the album, The Fragile. He sent hate mail to Guns N’ Roses’ message boards. He worked out like an Austrian bodybuilder to pump himself up to make the album, With Teeth. He watched hours of Fox News to mentally cripple himself so he could write the politically paranoid album, Year Zero. He released a four-disc instrumental album, Ghosts, and gave it away for free. He released one of his best albums in years, The Slip, and gave it away for free. Recently he ditched his day job as a singer and stepped behind the scenes to play sideman in a band with his wife. Sometimes, being a genius and being psychotic are not too different.
Fun Fact: Trent released digital samples of his songs from Year Zero for free for fans to download and remix. The best remixes were released on their own album called The Limitless Potential.
Song Note (Only): The song was influenced by the movie Fight Club, directed by David Fincher. Coincidentally, the video for the song was also directed by David Fincher.
The 11 Best Songs By Nine Inch Nails of the 00s:
1. And All That Could Have Been (And All That Could Have Been)
2. Right Where It Belongs (With Teeth)
3. Discipline (The Slip)
4. Only (With Teeth)
5. The Hand That Feeds (With Teeth)
6. MeetYour Master: The Faint Mix (Y34rz3r0r3m1x3d)
7. Head Down (The Slip)
8. Every Day Is Exactly The Same (With Teeth)
9. The Beginning of the End (Year Zero)
10. Not So Pretty (NINJA Tour Sampler)
11. Zero Sum (Year Zero)
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