Nine Inch Nails Concert

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    So I went to the NIN concert last night. I skipped the first opening band, which was described as "Bass, drums, and the occasional Moog squelch"
    (no thanks)

    Queens of the Stone Age were the middle act, and while I love their stuff, it doesn't translate well to an arena... either that or they did a crappy job of performing it.

    Nine Inch Nails were suprisingly better than I thought they'd be. I think the best song came early in the show, when he did "Terrible Lie" but there were other good NIN renditions as well. In general, the older stuff that was a result of his drug addictions was much better than the new, sober shit he's been putting out.

    Anyone else seen NIN on tour?
     
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    Is it nine 1" long nails? Or is it a group of nine-inch nails?

    :)
     
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    I've seen Trent and flood (NIN) twice.
    Got to see em way back in the day (before the downward spiral album)
    with the Jim Rose circus sideshow. Ya we were going to skip the first band
    too but the show was an hour away and we got there early so we said what
    the heck. Back then, no one knew who Marlyn Manson was but we liked it.
     
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    For as freakish as Manson is, he puts on a hell of a show. He's definitely got the entertainment side down.
     
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    It is three nails, each nine inches long.
     
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    My friend saw them in Atlanta a few days ago. He said they were really good, but it was weird that almost half the audience was over 40.

    And, I agree Reznor's stuff was better when he was on the dope. The problem with his style of songwriting is that it works fine when you're a strung-out twenty-four year old, but now that the dude's in his early 40's, the angst just seems a little forced. I see the same thing happening with Marilyn Manson eventually.
     
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    I loved Songs for the Deaf, but the new album is just so-so. I think the influence of Dave Grohl on Songs for the Deaf is pretty obvious, but I think Nick Oliveri (was that the bass player's name?) was more important to the band than the lead singer realized.

    And, I think you're sort of right that they're stuff isn't really arena material. Stoner rock shouldn't have an audience of more than a couple hundred people.
     
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    Yeah, there were a lot of older folks there. I wonder if Nine Inch Nails will turn into the next Rolling Stones...
     
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    Dead on, although I still like the new album.
     
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    First of all, the Rolling Stones suck.

    Second, I can definetely see Trent making music for 30 more years.
     

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