26 June 2023

26 June 2023 - Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole

This far in, and this is the first NIN we post.  Wow.  Looks like we have a long way to go here.  

(We have posts scheduled into 2026 (so far), so I wouldn't sweat us leaving anytime soon).

This song was the 2nd single from the Nine Inch Nails (which, let's face it, is Trent Reznor) debut album, Pretty Hate Machine.  It was industrial, it was metal, and yet it was unlike anything else released in 1989.  Radio didn't QUITE know what to do with so much angry, accessible energy, but it was still a US and UK alternative hit.  

Its popularity has grown over the years, of course - it is their most covered song, and it's beloved by Rachels, Jacks and Ashleys everywhere.  

This song remains popular today, and is usually the closing song at live shows.  This is the performance from the Woodstock '94 festival, and it is a doozy.  Yes, there is a full band - Trent cannot do everything live.  All he can do is embody the angry, muddy angst of the crowd,

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