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Nine Inch Nails

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Sound, throb, and a long low wail of pure, hard pain...Nine Inch Nails.

The world's most disturbing rock band is in effect one man singer and songwriter Trent Reznor. Since stealing the show during the original Lollapalooza tour in 1991, NIN has limned the hard edge of the techno revolution. In Reznor's desperate, combative persona and disarrayed melodies the musical commun
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Kitt-e-kat
Sep 27, 2010 Kitt-e-kat rated it really liked it
I wish this was an autobiography of Trent Reznor but Trent would never expose his life to everyone in a book. This is fastly written about Trent growing up and it focuses on life w/ the NIN band he created. This book covers the first 3 albums up to the Downward Spiral(s) album & his side work he did with other artists. This was written well and has many interviews from Trent from previous magazine ineterviews and friends & band members. It doesn't have any dirt of the drugs & sex tha ...more
Traci
Jul 07, 2014 Traci rated it liked it
Not bad, but also not great. Mostly the author quoting Reznor and others from interviews with various music industry magazines/publications. Also wish I'd picked this up years ago, as the publication date is 1997. And it's now 2014. Which means there's much, much more to read about the band and Reznor.

Oh well. Guess I'll have to go digging around to find something more recent.
Timothy
Mar 23, 2016 Timothy rated it liked it
Shelves: rockerers
More a collection of magazine interviews than a proper biography and only goes as far as the Bowie tour and Lost Highway soundtrack. As the book is largely culled from interviews the book has Reznor's insights about his process and opinions so it is definitely an interesting read for fans.
Lisa Kuhn
Dec 19, 2014 Lisa Kuhn rated it really liked it
I liked it a lot. It was written in 1997, so Trent and NIN have changed quite a bit, but it's pretty informative for an unauthorized bio. I am happy to report that some songs I thought were about one thing are about another, and "Closer" is about exactly what I thought, but not what the general public thought. Also, the name Nine Inch Nails does not refer to the nails in the cross. It's just a meaningless name that Trent didn't get sick of after 2 weeks. Cool. If you like NIN, it's a good read.
Angela
Mar 23, 2012 Angela marked it as to-read
Nine Inch Nails is breaking up, ya heard!?! They're having a final set of smaller, intimate shows on both coasts...Here in L.A. they're at the Henry Fonda Theatre, The Palladium and The Wiltern in September. Jump on some tickets, NIN fans!
Tess
Nov 12, 2011 Tess rated it it was amazing
Trent Reznor is my favourite person in the universe.
Much of this book, I had already known the information, but it's still interesting. Has some nice photos too.
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Jan 04, 2013 Drew Pyke rated it liked it
Interesting read, but not as memorable as Marilyn Manson's bio.
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