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NIN comment on AI 
17th-Mar-2009 11:16 pm
Party Monster Writing
I was watching American Idol when this kid covered Johnny Cash's 'Ring of Fire' and made it 'unique.' One of the judges said something along the lines of 'this is what it would sound like if NIN covered a country tune." I googled to see if I could get the correct statement, but instead I got MTV commentary I agree, Randy does NOT know NIN at all, hahaha.


"8:51 pm - Simon thought it was “self-indulgent rubbish.” Randy thought it sounded like Nine Inch Nails covering a country tune. Wrong, Randy. It sounded more like what Britney Spears would do if she covered that song on tour. Interestingly enough, Johnny Cash famously covered a Nine Inch Nails song. The country and industrial worlds have collided before. It’s not as weird as you think."

EDIT - found the video and you can hear Randy's NIN comment.
18th-Mar-2009 04:10 am (UTC)
it's funny, my husband and I are both huge NIN fans and he kept saying that it sounded like NIN, PHM-era. I disagreed, but apparently Randy didn't?

18th-Mar-2009 04:24 am (UTC)
The kid sounds like he's having an exaggerated orgasm. One of the reasons why the music industry sucks.
18th-Mar-2009 05:11 am (UTC)
I can see where he got the NIN imagery from it, I suppose... He's likely not as hardcore a NIN listener as we are, though. He just don't know o/~
18th-Mar-2009 06:28 am (UTC)
Actually the Led Zep comparison resonated with me. Maybe indulgent, but what a way to own a song in a genre you have no interest in.

I honestly think Randy was thinking of Johnny Cash covering "Hurt" and that's why he thought NIN. You know, an old dude took a song by someone relatively young and made it about aging. And a young dude took an old song and made it about aching, ageless lust.

My critique is at first I though this guy picked a bad song for his vocal range but then he pushed those high notes and it actually got kind of sexy. *shrug* But not NIN sexy... };>
18th-Mar-2009 06:31 am (UTC)
It made me think of 'Our Lady Peace - Tomorrow Never Knows' more than anything else.
19th-Mar-2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
The fact that they mentioned Nine Inch Nails on this show angers me to no end.

In other news...

I FINALLY GET TO SEE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAY 15TH!
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