Written by GE 138.
OK, so the story on this release is that some guy who was a member of the NIN live production team secretly recorded this rehearsal session straight from the soundboard one day while the band was getting ready for a Fall tour for their new album Hesitation Marks, and the guy was, of course, fired because of it. In a spiteful move he puts the recordings up on some NIN fan only message board, and they all, of course, lose their collective minds over the recording, and I can easily see why. This shit sounds infuckingcredible and is worth it's weight in gold just to hear the instructions that Trent gives out to guys in his band, like how to pantomime during the backing tracks, what to pretend to play during the sequenced parts, how to sing back up vocals, etc. He's even giving the guy behind the mixing board directions on how to mix the sound during the set. Anyone who's been in a band will get the whole 'making jokes of the song titles' thing that he does, because the monotony is just too much to bear at times, and a couple of songs are started and restarted because hey, no matter how good you are, sometimes mistakes are made. This is a really interesting listen. I'm not even that big of a fan of NIN per se, but there's some killer versions of some classic material on here, well, stuff I'm familiar with anyways, early stuff like Gave Up and Head Like A Hole, as well as the hits like March Of The Pigs, 1,000,000, Closer, I'm Afraid Of Americans, Terrible Lie, Piggy, Hurt, and a shitload of songs from the new album. Like I said, some cool stuff on here. Check it out if you're a fan, or just looking for some updated powerful new versions of songs you may already be familiar with.
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