Nine Inch Nails and a ressurected Jane's Addiction are gonna be kicking off their US Tour this Friday (5/8) here in South Florida!
Haven't seen NIN perform in years, probably since the late 90's and never seen Jane's Addiction perform. Pretty excited to see what they're up to these days. The only show I ever saw with NIN was in the mid 90's at the Miami Arena for The Downward Spiral and it was pretty amazing! Still remember when they played 'Hurt' towards the end of the set while their video was playing decaying things sped up and in reverse. Pretty spectacular!
'1989's' Pretty Hate Machine by NIN was one of the first albums to get me into alternative/industrial music. A mixture of rock and electronics that is still my favorite.
Janes Addiction were also in the mix. Ritual de lo Habitual anyone? That album cover still looks amazing! Although Jane's Addiction were never my favorites (I prefer individual tracks from them), I've always loved Perry Ferrell as an artist and for his creativity. I remember how weird/cool Jane's Addiction looked when I saw them at an MTV award show one year. They looked totally out of it and way ahead of their time. Been Caught Stealing helped break alternative music to the mainstream.
Anyways, in anticipation of their show this week here are a few classic tracks including an industrial sounding b-side from 'Sin' that I love 'Get Down Make Love' + a couple live performance clips. You may recognize Superhero from a very popular HBO show. It's the opening theme song for 'Entourage'.
MP3: Get Down Make Love - Nine Inch Nails (YSI)
MP3: Superhero - Jane's Addiction (YSI)
MP3: Down In It - Nine Inch Nails (YSI)
MP3: Stop - Jane's Addiction (YSI)