Thursday, 20 October 2011

THURSDAY I'M IN LOVE! - Nine Inch Nails - 'Only'

Thursday I'm in love...a chance to share some of my favourite tracks. Innit!


Nine Inch Nails - 'Only' (2005)

Trent Reznor is no doubt a talented musician with a real knack of creating industrial strength soundscapes. With many great songs under his belt, it's a difficult choice but 'Only' from his With Teeth album, is probably my favourite Nine Inch Nails track.

It's a fantastic tune with its beat, dirty bass guitar, piano and what sounds like a Gothic chant (for want of a better description) building up the tension nicely before Trent Reznor delivers his petulant tirade. More importantly it reminds me of a weekend at Sfw's, plenty of beer, music and sampling the fine welsh speciality of sweet and sour pork balls and chips. Sfw had also managed to acquire a copy of the Pro Tools (the recording and editing software alot of professional artists use) version of this song. It showed the numerous 'layers' to the track, the various instruments, sound effects used etc and when they came in and out of the song, as a result I felt I got to know it more intimately the further we stripped it down. Pretty fascinating stuff considering the Beatles only recorded on a four track, live and having to roll with it or redo it should anyone screw up.

Put your wand away...Potter!
It also gave us the opportunity to have a go at trying our hand at a little remixing for ourselves, relishing the thought of being able to dissect one of Mr Reznor's tracks! Alas easier said than done, as our handy work sounded more like a horrific version of an S Club 7 song (well Sfw's one anyway). 

Nine Inch Nails - 'Only'

I'll have one 47, two 38's and some spring rolls pls..oh and click here for more Thursday I'm in love!! 

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22 October 2011 at 13:42

Definately one of his best....saw him interviewed once and was so surprised how inteligent and articulate he was....what was I expecting??

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22 October 2011 at 17:32

This is a great choice. NIN are so good at what they do and Trent is a clever guy. I remember getting into them in a big way after you got the "Lost Highway" soundtrack which he produced. I bought their album 'The Fragile' and was hooked!

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22 October 2011 at 20:28

Good track there FC. I find NIN a bit odd, not Mr Reznor himself but the fact I know I like a few of their songs but I'll be damned if I could name any of them. Actually thinking about it, Hurt is the only one I do remember and that's because of the great cover by Johnny Cash. I'm ashamed to admit that I can't even tell you the title of the awesome Joy Division cover they did.

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22 October 2011 at 22:48

Fishng for a reply Mr Scouser? That would be Dead Souls...no? Johnny Cash's version is truly amazing!

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