Discussion: Nine Inch Nails

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"Closer"...first tune i heard from NIN..it puts me on my higher state of sexciousness....i like the' u get me closer to god' part...when all the synthz starts to rise together blending that spooky deep vibes...

>>By hallucinogirL



"closer"...the first NIN i heard...it puts me on my higher state of sexciousness...

>>By hallucinogirL



I've been involved in the Industrial, EBM, Goth, Punk, etc. "scenes" for a damned long time now, and listening to Nine Inch Nails has been one of the few constants in this extremely varietal life of mine. Good stuff. =]

While I think it's ridiculous to call Mr. Reznor a god, and inaccurate to call his music Industrial, Darkwave, EBM, or Gothic, it's definitely well-done. Some people have made denigrating comments concerning Trent's skill - for your consideration, I say this:

In the past, I've asked my Music Theory professors to critique the music I listen to. Invariably, they say that though they can't stand the æsthetic, the songwriting & theory is almost all extremely well-done, and stands high above the conventional bar of modern music quality. Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Assemblage 23, LiP (lost-in-place.com), and Depeche Mode are just a few of the bands on that list "high above the conventional bar of modern music quality". Several of the bands on the list are also award-winners, including NIN, LiP, and Depeche Mode.

That kind of disproves all the jealous buttmunchers that claim Trent is talentless. Take that, ya Trent-Hating Assholes.

On the other side of the coin, though I've enjoyed NIN music since I was a wee lad, I've generally been disappointed when it comes to the fans. You would think that such intelligent music would attract intelligent people; alas, far from it. With much regret, I have had to learn to despise most of the other fans. I find that, to a large extent, though most NIN fans consider themselves intelligent, a large percentage are actually quite stupid (usually the ones who also like Manson or Tool). Even a cursory examination of the spelling & grammar of NIN fans is a revelatory experience, and exposes the low quality inherent in their general mental capacity.

Statements that Trent is some kind of god or prophet only further diminish the already-dwindling respect that the music community at large has remaining for my fellow fans of Nine Inch Nails. It has certainly shrunk mine...

Speaking of morons that believe themselves intelligent... Why is it that all potheads seem to think that they are the most philosophically gifted people on Earth? I had arrived at a friend's house shortly after he had smoked himself into oblivion, and he says, "Heyyyy, Mannn, did you ever notice [giggles] how the word 'big'... is smaller [giggles] than the word... [laughs] 'small'? It's so weeeeeird..."

What an idiot.

Note to potheads: Marijuana does not bestow upon you the mind of Plato. It just warps your judgement until you believe your miniscule cerebrum to be an impressive one. Please understand that this effect is incredibly deceptive, but only to yourself & the other stoners - the rest of us can tell you're no Mensa candidates.

Anyway, Nine Inch Nails is cool, and so are all the other artists on my list. For good gothic, industrial, darkwave, or EBM listening suggestions, visit the "Gothboard" at ( http://www.thycotic.com/gothic ) and ask away.

>>By Kaleb



I'm not a hard core fan of NIN, but i used to be. Not because he worships the devil and his music is evil which i dont think they are any of that. I still think Trent is soooooooooo sexy! I love his poetic way of thinking even though it is very disturbing. but whenever im pissed, i sit in my room and put on Pretty Hate Machine and sing it on the top of my lungs to let my anger out.
If anyone thinks Trent has problems, he probably does, but so does everybody and he has an inspirational way of expressing his feelings. He's a good singer, artist, and not to mention he's so incredibly hot!

>>By My Man's Trent



if u think nin is nine inch nails ur wrong it stands for trent is such a loser he has no intamate nights

>>By da real nin meaning



well, this is the first time for me to visit this website, and i think ya'll are some weird people. to the people who think trent is God, i think u are only too miserable to realize ur lives are empty and are trying to fill the void that consumes ur soul. to the people that think he is the antichrist, i hope u realize that no mortal could fill satan's shoes. finally, to the people who just think his music is cool and great to listen to, i hope u will seek professional help if u think u can relate to his music so well.

>>By truth



I dont think that the fans who call trent a god are at all morons... Infact, I think the other way around. I seriously doubt they're that stupid to believe someone could be god. I bet you've all called someone a god, keeping in mind that it is used as a simple, historic cliche.

I got the live NIN CD...it's the best!

>>By Trent is a motherfucking god!



Truth... What kind of shoes does satan wear?..oh, shit...cliche...how stupid of me!

>>By Trent is a motherfucking god



nin are one of the greatest bands of all time and always will be.

>>By dc



i think that,s one of the best band in the whole Universe. First time i heard about NIN from my colleague "R"- greetings for Remik. I really really like you, thanks for Nine Inch Nails. You know what i think about you.
"if i could start again
a million miles away
i would keep myself
i would find a way"
understand me
but don't hurt me anymore.

>>By Myszka



i only read half of the first page comments but that was enough for me to come up with this. for someone who believes to be a fan, it is unfair to who or what that someone believes to be a fan of, to setup the circumstances so a "go fuck your self" association could easily form in the perceptual set of an individual, who has yet to have had an experience with art that inspires passion and awe, in the grand manner of the great NIN. on a different note, i have a deep affection of NIN. i did not always have this view. i looked at the people that i knew were into NIN and figured there was nothing there that i wanted any part of. it is ok to change. i have grown as a person and from my days in middle school. i hope i never stop growing, as i hope i never stop learning. i do not think any of us ever stop, rather we limit the fashion in which we can do them. anyway, all i am saying is this: do not judge art by it's fans; a room of five people all viewing Van Gogh’s starry night, think it is the most beautiful painting in the world, but they all see a different picture; and this last comment is for the religious entity calling them self "light"...i am spiritual but not religious, i was raised Christian and believe many Christian values. unlike most Christians, i try to understand my faith and seek my own answers through open minded study in the history of how modern beliefs came to be, what they are based on, and why. you thinking NIN has affiliation with the devil is probably not of your own thought. if it is, it is certainly not the product of any high level of thought. if the pope can give child molesting priests that prey on unsuspecting complacent young minds, bodies, and souls that have been filled with mans idea of the fear of god a second chance; can you give afford a second chance to have a moving experience with art that embodies the questions and answers we find ourselves coming back to??? Love is an underlying motivation behind our actions, even if it is the absence of love.

>>By seth



hay i love the music but i am looking for a video and cant seam to find it i am looking for The Broken Movie and when i do find it there is am error that comes up so if you know where i can find it please pass it to me thanks

>>By kix



did nine inch nails do a demo called 'angel' or something like that? i downloaded an mp3 which was said to be from NIN but im not sure if it is, the chorus was something like 'i know that all the angels say goodbye'. ive tried some search engines but havent found any more information about it

>>By layer of frost



I have to point something out I didn't go any further when I read what the cheehole fucker said...first of Maynard Keenan is VERY talented, so is Trent, but if you haven't noticed Maynard has two bands, both succesful, I've never known Trent doing that, Too lis a great song and only naive lil fucks like you don't unerstand what they mean, their lyrics have much meaning to them same as Nine Inch Nails do, and A Perfect Circle, Maynards side project is a goth type band, NIN is not fucking goth that is the last thing they are, listen to A Perfect Cirlce then you will know you're music what is what there is no similarity between the two, and APC and TOOL are totally different by themselves. Nine Inch Nails, Tool, and A Perfect Circle are my favoite bands, and I doubt you would hear the Beach Boys say the word fuck. If you can't get, and if you haven't heard or read any of the interviews with Maynard don't even comment on them being pretentious beacause Maynard himself says that all his songs are directed towards conflicts in his life and people in his life, the song Judith by APC was the name of his mom, she died I think it was June 18th this year...2003. My point of this entire, insanly off topic post is that Tool does not suck ass if you think so then you are either a freakishly paranoid Christian who thinks everything is from Satan if it's not Southeren Gospil or else you were born back in the day when gas was under a buck.

>>By Xylitol



it is the music itself that sounds like the Beach Boys. And if the only thing that you believe separates Tool and the Beach Boys are expletives, you aren't exactly convincing me of Tool's worth. As for what he writes about: ever heard of Lacrimosa? Sopor Aeternus? They write about shit in their lives, and are completely pretentious, yet without continuously exploiting acid and Bill Hicks to make themselves seem cooler.

>>By Orridge



Trent writes in his songs the way he feels every artists does, Trent and Maynard just have a better way of expressing themselves and anyone who believes Tool or APC is pretenious then you are obviously oblvious of this. APC and TOOL isn't a band you hear on the radio on a daily basis, NIN has been on the radio more often than them, and still yet Maynard makes albums why? cause it's what he loves to do, people can't make the kind of music he does just for the money, you can tell, and you can tell in his interviews. People who are jumping to conclusinos about Tool and APC know nothing about them, and expletives aren't what seperate them, Maynards lyrics have a meaning, people can say the Beach Boys do, but not in the same sense that Maynards lyrics have. You can say what you want, but people who say what you say only fear that Tool will bring down NIN but I highly doubt that, both great bands, both very similar yet very different...both MORE than just bands, they have both gons beyond what everyone has assumed as music, believe what you want, but if you can say Tool is pretenious then I guess so is Nine Inch Nails

>>By Xylitol



Trent can't write lyrics and he admits it. He just expressed what he feels as honestly as he knows how and his talent lies in translating his feelings in to sounds.

On closer - there is nothing sexy about this song. Trent is in torment and sexual frustration. Imagine if your lover cried out "Help me!" whilst trying to serenade you? And what exactly is sexy about having "Broke apart my insides"? I don't understand when females find this song sexy - maybe it's something to do with the fact that Trent is at his most misogynistic in this song, but wtf do i know.

>>By solomon



There is nothing misogynistic about Closer or any other nin songs. Sex at its best is about people communicating-if torment is what you feel then surely thats what you communicate isnt it? I find Closer sexy because it comes(!)across as very real, and thats always sexy, though I have to say reptile is a much better fuck song. Grind baby grind!

>>By unclearthur



anyone have any info on the tapeworm project? (Trent Rezner+Maynard James Keenen of Tool) ive found some real mp3s and some fake ones on kazaa.

>>By himynamesearl



i also heard that "and all that could have been" is the last nin realese, funny that that song is their best one. i guess Rezner and manson will be competing for movie soundtracks against eachother now.

>>By himynamesearl



Dear uncle arthur
I hope my letter finds you in fine health.
Rushing to the point, I think what makes a song sexy is a combination of various factors such as the overall sound of it,the atmosphere it creates,the singer's interpretation maybe and the message and feelings the lyrics convey.Oh! And the groove, of course!
As such,I can't say I find the aural guilty pleasure that otherwise is "closer" a sexy song.Marvin Gaye's "let's get it on" is more likely to get the ladies going if you know what I mean.
Hope to hear from you soon.
PS I am looking forward to seeing you on Christmas holidays!
My best regards to auntie!
Yours sincerely
Thom

>>By thom



i love the song "Hurt"

>>By manson_is_sexy



yeah i love NIN they rule....i got my dad into them to so now he likes them so yay for me go NIN!!!

>>By Blood_covered_rose87



new to the page, just wanted to say, NIN is wonderful.

>>By broken Angel



how many songs are on the newist cd?

>>By manson_is_sexy



anybody know when or if a new nin cd is going to come out?

>>By elbowliqour



Nine Inch Nails has to be one of my favorite, if not, favorite bands. My band "Mankind Is Obsolete" has been greatly influenced by NIN, although I don't think we sound like NIN. If anyone is interested, they can listen to our songs at www.mkio.com or email jon@mkio.com for further inquiries.

>>By mkio



No you sound nothing like NIN, more like marilyn manson with some NIN and a female singer.

>>By Campking



"bleedthrough" will be the new one. more stripped down to the essentials, without the buckets of textures we know from "The Downward Spiral" or "The Fragile".
can't wait for it
=:)

>>By Acha



I actually was searching on google to see if I could find any information to substantiate a rumor I heard a long time ago that NIN started out as a Christian band, but I did not find any evidence of this; however, I stumbled upon this site and have read many of the comments about NIN. Although I have not actually heard their music, I can safely say that Trent is probably very musically gifted and expresses his honest feelings through his music. I am a Christian, a drummer for six years, and I love hard rock. I do not think that anyone who has commented on this page is stupid or a satanic (neither do I label bands as such), but I have felt a lot of anger and confusion in what has been said. I am not suggesting, however, that my life is perfect. I am miles away from good, but I know that just as Jesus has set me forgiven every wrong thing I have done and given me true love and hope, He wants to do the same for you. Jesus suffering immeasuably on the cross was an act of love, not fiction. Listening to great music, doing good things, having sex, having money, or playing drums like I do will never heal someones deepest hurts; only God himself can do that. If anyone wants to ask me any questions or tell me what you believe or just call me plain stupid, here is my email: followjesus77 at netscape.net

Also you might actually like this Christian band musically: Skillet

>>By followjesus77



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