Pretty Hate Machine (Original Version CD (2011)

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 222221440
UPC 602527746999
UPC 14 00602527746999
Format CD
Release Date 7/12/2011
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Author Nine Inch Nails
Compilation Appearance Natural Born Killers (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance The Slip (Limited Edition+DVD)
Associated Artist/Work Coil
Technical Info
Producer Flood; John Fryer; Adrian Sherwood; Keith LeBlanc; Trent Reznor
CatalogID 2774699
Lable Name Universal Music
Released 07/12/2011
Original Release 1989
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 48m : 41s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602527746999
Album Notes and Credits
Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor (vocals, various instruments).
Additional personnel includes: Richard Patrick (guitar); Chris Vrenna (drums).
Personnel: Trent Reznor (programming).
Recording information: Blackwing, London; Roundhouse, London; Synchro Sound, Boston, MA; The Right Track, Cleveland, OH; Unique, NY.
Photographer: Jeffrey Silverthorne.
Arranger: Trent Reznor.
Although Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor became the poster boy for industrial rock in the early 1990s, his '89 debut, PRETTY HATE MACHINE, actually has a stronger foothold in '80s synth-pop. The guitar-heavy opener, "Head Like a Hole," is the most aggressive track on the album and proved to be the signature song for Reznor's initial breakthrough, but much of the disc sounds like Depeche Mode in a particularly bad mood.
All of the tracks on PRETTY HATE MACHINE are based on synthesizer lines and programmed beats, with other elements--such as the distinctive bass on "Sanctified" and sampled explosions on "That's What I Get"--filling out the sound. Despite Reznor's morose lyrics, a number of HATE MACHINE's finest moments are energetic dance tunes, particularly "Down in It" and the surging "Sin." Oddly enough, Reznor's fiercer--and seemingly less accessible--subsequent work (the BROKEN EP and THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL) led directly to his mainstream success, but PRETTY HATE MACHINE reveals where the Nine Inch Nails aesthetic started out.
Professional Reviews
Q (3/91) - 4 Stars - Excellent "NIN scans the spectrum of modern dance...Reznor's panoramic vision is both admirably adventurous and yet accessible."
Alternative Press (7/95, p.77) - Ranked #7 in AP's list of the 'Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...fulfilled what had merely been the prophetic rumblings of industrial music....before PRETTY HATE MACHINE, [industrial had]...no real messiahs....Reznor assumed that position...with subhuman slips of the tongue and those patented screaming, 'gated' guitars..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "Fusing huge hooks and a colossal rhythmic punch to desolate lyrics..."
Disc 1
1 Head Like a Hole
2 Terrible Lie
3 Down In It
4 Sanctified
5 Something I Can Never Have
6 Kinda I Want To
7 Sin
8 That's What I Get
9 Only Time, The
10 Ringfinger
Product Attributes
Artist Nine Inch Nails
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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