Nine Inch Nails featuring David Bowie, "Hurt"

>> Sunday, June 17, 2012





This wasn't exactly what I was thinking I'd set up for today. I was really inclined to pick something off "Heroes", "Joe The Lion", probably. But when you stumble on an old clip of Trent Reznor and David Bowie performing a duet--well, y'know, that's made of win. That croon wrapping sinuously around and inside that ragged croak is utterly magical, and of course it's a great song, possibly Reznor's masterpiece. Good stuff.

If you're a fan of the boys, you might also check out this clip of NIN + Bowie performing NIN's "Reptile"; the sound isn't great, but Bowie switches over into Ziggy mode while Reznor howls his lines, which is pretty perfect: there's a common sensibility there across the decades, which is why the Bowie and Reznor collaborations worked so well and would be nice to see repeated if either of them can find the time in their schedules.



1 comments:

Phiala Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 1:55:00 PM EDT  

That's wonderful. It won't ever beat the Cash cover in my affections, but... Bowie!

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