Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by HowardsNeckFlap, Aug 14, 2013.
Who is he talking about Robin
NIN? They haven't released anything since The Downward Spiral
Hell yes. This should be a killer show.
I must be an old fogey.
I always thought that NIN was more badass than these videos.
While the music is still good- he's married, roided up and has a kid now.
He's no longer the dark, waifish guy who covered himself in mud at Woodstock 94 (who I wanted to marry)....damn I feel old.
I don't think he is roided up now...I just think he isn't on all the drugs that had him so waifish 20 years ago.
Probably one of the top 3 live shows going today.
Those songs rock.
You can actually find his entire lollapalooza set on youtube
My favorite band (my first music purchase was pretty hate machine in the early 90s)
I've seen him twice before and am going again to the show in brooklyn. One of the best live shows I can recommend, the visuals are fantastic
One of the bigges NIN fans ever right here. This "new" song of his sounds like the rest of the filler songs on every album since The Fragile.
Going to be seeing NIN in September. Hopefully he won't be putting me to sleep with this shit.
I still have my HATE 1990 t-shirt.
I've seen NIN three times, but man, I haven't really liked very much in a loooong time.
And if it was a full CD, Broken would probably be my favorite overall. LOVE that one.
Hate through TDS was the best era, IMO. The Fragile had a lot of really good songs, but none of them that packed a real "punch", if you get what I'm saying.
I partially agree that nin songs since the fragile don't seem to have as much of a "smash you upside the head, holy shit where did he get that sound from, I never heard that sound before but this song rocks" effect as it used to.
Anyone remember the first time they heard downward spiral and were blew away by how fucked up (and awesome) the album sounded.
From the opening wall of sound on mr self destruct, one of the best fuck beats ever with closer, the clanking machines that formed the rythm section of reptile.
I could go on and on, no need to describe any more to you guys
I also loved some the remixes
Hell I even searched cd stores for the german import of further down the spiral for their additional tracks.
I think part of the reason Trent's sound may have lost a bit of an edge to some (other than mellowing with age, and musical development/career evolution) is that he's been so copied over the last 20 years that what he does no longer sounds as original and out there in comparison to contemporary music as it used to.
Basically every rock band out there now has some kind of synthesizer/drum machine/ samples set up. Granted alot of them sound more similar to the cure and new order but in the 1st half of the 90s when the seattle sound ruled, trent was nearly the only one doing that in the mainstream.
Also as a rap fan I love the new Kanye West (music, NOT the person). He's been getting blown all over for the past few years about how daring and expirmental his sound is, how groundbreaking and futuristic it all sounds.
Well NIN was already doing all of that in the late 90s. Check out Trent's remix of "victory", or his I'm afraid of americans remixes (with ice cube). The man has been doing rap grooves for years, and often besting them at their own game. I remember some antidote from Spin during the fragile recording session when dr dre visited trent and was blown away by the studio set up and reznors complicated and intricate recording methods.
Timbaland also owes a fair amount of his sound to nin, and basically all of hip hop now sounds like cheap electronic music rip offs.
So in summary, in my opinion it's not that trent lost an edge, its just that he's been copied so much that it no longer seems as fresh.
Kind of like Pacific Rim was a pretty great and impressive movie with amazing visuals. However after years of horrible transformers movies, and summers of 30 minute cgi epic disaster finalies, it just didn't blow your mind as much as say the brachiosaurus in jurassic park did back in 1993
Dude, I can't even begin to tell you how much money I spent on imports, bootlegs, remixes, et al. I probably have over 50 NIN albums. And if I would have just waited 10 years, I could have had them all for free thanks to the Internet.
Filthy Fuckin' Pigs and the Rusty Nails CDs were probably my best acquisitions.
I kind of miss those days of going into the little cd shops searching for bootlegs and imports. I also loved rusty nails (never heard filthy fucking pigs)
As far as free music from the internet. I'm the fuck head who would purchase a cd for a 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th.. time if it started to skip. Therefore I feel no remorse for downloading music these days.
As a result I'm paying $93 dollars to see nine inch nails in brooklyn (whereas the entire 3 day woodstock 99 was $150). But I would trade free music for more expensive concerts any day.
My love of nine inch nails and alot of those bands whose hayday was in the 1st half of the 90s makes me wish i was a tad older sometime.
At 14 there was no way my parents were letting me go to the downward spiral tour or woodstock 94 or the early lollapalooza tours
still blows my mind that the mainstage lineup of lollpalooza 92 went:
Jesus and Mary Chain
with a side stage that included
Porno for Pyros
House of Pain
Stone Temple Pilates
Rage against the machine
and tickers were likely only about $40 bucks
I know every generation says this but I truly believe that we will never see an all around great period of music as we did from approximately decade long span of 1988-1997
You and I are roughly the same age, so I feel your pain. And that is an INSANE lineup for Lollapalooza.
I think my ticket for NIN in St Paul is around $100, but that's because it's in the seating section. I have zero-point-zero getting slammed into by a bunch of emo faggots, hence the seats.
Not in this new era of Bieber'scrote
My senior year of highschool/ freshman year of college is around the time trl came on the air. MTV cancelled Alternative Nation and the Amp and started playing britney spears, the backstreet boys, nsync ect ect on heavy rotation.
It was all down hill from there
Holy fuck, Amp RULED.