Also, Mailman has to be one of the top “fuck you” songs ever.
Just like Soundgarden’s Superunknown, The Downward Spiral became my gateway into NIN. I have several memories of those two albums getting me through high school. I can still play TDS today without skipping songs. Seeing NIN live is probably the best concert experience I’ll ever do. Case in point: March of the Pigs. Random side note: as teenagers, my sister and I used to be scared of Reptile and I kind of dismissed it throughout the years. But after seeing it played live, it has become one of my favorite live NIN songs.
But I digress….
Superunknown was the introduction to my 20 year long (and ongoing) fandom with Soundgarden. I can’t think of a better album to make it into my 12 year old hands at the time. In hindsight, I’ve come to appreciate why this is such a good album and why Soundgarden is one of my all time favorite bands: they put their own stamp on music without giving a fuck what other people thought of; and it worked. I think that Chris has one of the best voices in music; even today, his voice has aged well. Kim is my absolute favorite guitar player and his wizardry shows in Superunknown. Matt is one of the best drummers in the business and you can’t get anymore badass than Ben. Superunkown became a gateway drug to the rest of SG’s discography and I’m glad I haven’t come down since.
I was gonna skip out on this album, but after listening to it, I’m gonna give it a go. Good stuff.
I remember seeing the album cover some 20 years ago and thinking, what kind of metal album is this? Oh, 12 year old me……
I’m on the fence on this one. If you had asked the question 20 years ago, I’d say al the above (except for the Pumpkins). But I just don’t know anymore these days. I think placing bands in certain genres are kinda ridiculous now these days (i.e. NIN nominated in Alternative album category for the Grammys). How can you place some bands in a particular genre these days? How can one classify bands such as Death Grips? Purity Ring? Trust? Pharmakon? The lines are so blurry these days and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
This is unexpectedly rad.
Both Superunknown and TDS were both the albums for me in the 90s (they just so happen to come out at the same time). I’m super excited to see the reissue of this.
That statue looks kinda creepy. I don’t want that to be the last thing I see before I go to bed.
A little nod to Kanye?????????
For a second there, I thought I saw Mr. Mister on the line up….
This is kinda awesome. Yes, definitely awesome.
So……you think that Death Grips will actually show up?
Bo Peep was my favorite song of 2013, so this is titties and cream for me.
Tom Jones and Moz? That’s my 6 year old daughter’s dream lineup! Sweet!
I can always count on DG to deliver a “what the fuck did I just watch” thing. Awesome.
I hope Kanye wears leather jogging pants to that interview.
I can’t get enough of Trust. I’m definitely gonna try to catch them in either LA or San Diego.
Russia: Pussy Riot? Absolutely not. Russian Police Choir making a fool of themselves in front of the world whilst singing ridiculously? Definitely.
No. Just no.
I know it’s February and this is totally random, but have we had a Morrissey rant headline yet for the year?
You can’t do this shit here. At a Morrissey concert, yes. At a QOTSA concert, no.
What the fuck is this? I love it!!!!!
Weekend 1: Die Antwoord. *swoons*
Weekend 2: Too many awesome bands to name. *double swoons*
1994. Wow. What a year.
Me too. 8th grade.