History Trivia / NineInchNails

21st May '16 11:10:42 PM DavidDelony
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* SleeperHit: ''Pretty Hate Machine'' really only took off about a year after its release.

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* SleeperHit: ''Pretty Hate Machine'' really only took off about a year after its release. Even then, it only peaked at number 75 on the Billboard chart. It took until 1992 to go gold and 1995 to hit platinum.
21st May '16 7:59:18 PM DavidDelony
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* SleeperHit: ''Pretty Hate Machine'' really only took off about a year after its release.
20th Apr '16 1:06:57 AM aye_amber
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** TVT Records was rather upset with ''Pretty Hate Machine'' because Reznor refused to be turned into a second DepecheMode. Steve Gottlieb, TVT's founder, then tried to sabotage the recording of ''Broken'' and Trent's move to Interscope.

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** TVT Records was rather upset with ''Pretty Hate Machine'' because Reznor refused to be turned into a second DepecheMode.Music/DepecheMode. Steve Gottlieb, TVT's founder, then tried to sabotage the recording of ''Broken'' and Trent's move to Interscope.
25th Feb '16 7:47:15 PM hamza678
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* OneOfUs: Trent has provided music for the ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty Black Ops 2'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu9bm-RJMWM the American release]] of ''[[Film/TetsuoTheIronMan Tetsuo: The Bullet Man]]''. He's also sampled just as much: "Mr. Self Destruct" opens with a sample from ''THX1138'' while "The Downward Spiral" opens with a sample from ''Film/{{Alien}}''. Surprisingly, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ51kW684FM 15 Ghosts II]]" samples a Youtube video about ''VideoGame/BioShock'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqZkglTVYE cosplay.]]

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* OneOfUs: Trent has provided music for the ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty Black Ops 2'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu9bm-RJMWM the American release]] of ''[[Film/TetsuoTheIronMan Tetsuo: The Bullet Man]]''. He's also sampled just as much: "Mr. Self Destruct" opens with a sample from ''THX1138'' ''Film/THX1138'' while "The Downward Spiral" opens with a sample from ''Film/{{Alien}}''. Surprisingly, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ51kW684FM 15 Ghosts II]]" samples a Youtube video about ''VideoGame/BioShock'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqZkglTVYE cosplay.]]
19th Feb '16 8:11:27 AM stuffedninja
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Oddly enough, ''Pretty Hate Machine'' was out of print for a while between the late '90s and 2005, owing to Trent's dispute with TVT.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: KeepCirculatingTheTapes:
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Oddly enough, ''Pretty Hate Machine'' was out of print for a while between the late '90s and 2005, owing to Trent's dispute with TVT.TVT.
** ''The Broken Movie'' was found to be too extremely violent to be released (being filmed as a ''[[NightmareFuel very convincing]]'' SnuffFilm probably had something to do with it), but finally saw a public leak on the Pirate Bay that was probably from Trent himself. Additionally, there was a failed attempt to release the film on the band's official Vimeo account.



* ThrowItIn: A recording of Sean Beaven being bitten by Trent's dog Maisy appears in "Physical".
** The drum solo in "Piggy" was a placeholder for a better drum solo later, but Trent liked it too much to lose it.

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* ThrowItIn: ThrowItIn:
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A recording of Sean Beaven being bitten by Trent's dog Maisy appears in "Physical".
** The drum solo in "Piggy" was just Trent testing a placeholder for a better drum solo later, new microphone in his studio, but Trent liked it too much to lose it.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Reznor had considered doing quite a bit to promote ''Year Zero'', including blowing up a building, arresting actual fans, and even staging an appearance of [[spoiler: the Presence]] in real life. Of course, these never happened for various reasons. [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/134vgv/i_am_trent_reznor_of_nine_inch_nails_and_how_to/c70u7fm?context=3]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Reznor had considered doing quite a bit to promote ''Year Zero'', including blowing up a building, arresting actual fans, and even staging an appearance of [[spoiler: the Presence]] in real life. Of course, these never happened for various reasons. [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/134vgv/i_am_trent_reznor_of_nine_inch_nails_and_how_to/c70u7fm?context=3]]
21st Jan '16 8:25:34 AM stuffedninja
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* BlackSheepHit: "Closer" is an extremely laidback and calm song compared to the loud, industrial madness on most of the rest of ''Downward Spiral'', but has become the band's biggest hit and probably the poster child of the industrial rock genre.
* CreatorBacklash: Trent's actually not a fan of the band's now iconic Woodstock performance, considering it one of the band's worst. The myriad amounts of technical problems throughout the performance (Most famously Trent's keyboard breaking down halfway into Happiness in Slavery) probably had something to do with this.

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* BlackSheepHit: "Closer" is an extremely laidback and calm a less aggressive song compared to the loud, industrial madness on most of the rest of ''Downward Spiral'', but has become the band's biggest hit and probably the poster child of the industrial rock genre.
* CreatorBacklash: CreatorBacklash:
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Trent's actually not a fan of the band's now iconic Woodstock performance, considering it one of the band's worst. The myriad amounts of technical problems throughout the performance (Most famously Trent's keyboard breaking down halfway into Happiness in Slavery) probably had something to do with this.



** Trent isn't fond of ''Big Man With a Gun'' which is probably why he never plays it live.
%%* CreatorBreakdown: See ''The Downward Spiral'' for the results!

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** Trent isn't fond of ''Big "Big Man With a Gun'' which Gun" (which is probably why he never plays it live.
%%* CreatorBreakdown: See
live), nor is he fond of "Ruiner"; in a ''Guitar World'' interview released the month after ''The Downward Spiral'' for was released, Trent admitted that "Ruiner" was the results!hardest song to write, and he still wasn't sure that he did it right.
* CreatorBreakdown: ''The Downward Spiral'' was made during a period where Trent was suffering a downward spiral of his own, induced by depression and drug abuse. Even when the album was released to mass acclaim, Trent was still unhappy due to disillusionment with his newfound fame
21st Jan '16 8:15:28 AM stuffedninja
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** TVT Records was rather upset with ''Pretty Hate Machine'' because Reznor refused to be turned into DepecheMode Part Two. Steve Gottlieb, TVT's founder, then tried to sabotage the recording of ''Broken'' and Trent's move to Interscope.

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** TVT Records was rather upset with ''Pretty Hate Machine'' because Reznor refused to be turned into DepecheMode Part Two. a second DepecheMode. Steve Gottlieb, TVT's founder, then tried to sabotage the recording of ''Broken'' and Trent's move to Interscope.Interscope.
*** Trent called out Gottlieb in the video for one of the EP's tracks, "Gave Up", in which the words "FUCK YOU STEVE" can be seen on a computer screen. Additionally, the liner notes of the EP contain a message most likely directed to Gottlieb that reads "no thanks: you know who you fucking are" followed by "the slave thinks he is released from bondage only to find a stronger set of chains."
*** In a way, it's like ''Broken'' was made as a result of this.
4th Dec '15 1:00:14 PM Nohbody
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* OneOfUs: Trent has provided music for the ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty Black Ops 2'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu9bm-RJMWM the American release]] of ''[[Film/TetsuoTheIronMan Tetsuo: The Bullet Man]]''. He's also sampled just as much: "Mr. Self Destruct" opens with a sample from ''THX1138'' while "The Downward Spiral" opens with a sample from ''Film/{{Alien}}''. Surprisingly, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ51kW684FM 15 Ghosts II]]" samples a Youtube video about ''Franchise/BioShock'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqZkglTVYE cosplay.]]

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* OneOfUs: Trent has provided music for the ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty Black Ops 2'' and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu9bm-RJMWM the American release]] of ''[[Film/TetsuoTheIronMan Tetsuo: The Bullet Man]]''. He's also sampled just as much: "Mr. Self Destruct" opens with a sample from ''THX1138'' while "The Downward Spiral" opens with a sample from ''Film/{{Alien}}''. Surprisingly, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ51kW684FM 15 Ghosts II]]" samples a Youtube video about ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqZkglTVYE cosplay.]]
29th Nov '15 12:31:38 AM CassandraLeo
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** Evidently the "Ocean pulls me close" part of "The Great Below" was originally intended to be sung by a female vocalist.
16th Oct '15 4:51:43 PM wyattte
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* CutSong: "Just Do It," which was left off ''Music/TheDownwardSpiral'' at the advice of producer Creator/{{Flood}}, who considered it too "up front" about the act of suicide.
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