The Downward Spiral Lyrics. He couldn't believe how easy it was He put the gun into his face Bang! (So much blood from such a tiny little hole) Problems do have solutions, you know A lifetime of fucking things up fixed in one determined flash. Everything's blue Everything's blue in this world The deepest shade of mushroom blue All fuzzy Spilling out of my head. About The Downward Spiral. One of the final songs on The Downward Spiral and an extraordinarily disturbing treatise on suicide . It is the final descent into madness before the album closer Hurt. It is also worth noting that the main acoustic guitar riff is a cleaner, more slowed down version of the creepy piano outro from Closer. The Downward Spiral" Track Info.
Nine Inch Nails second full-length studio album, The Downward Spiral (aka Halo 8) was created as a partially self-biographical tale about a man who was on a ‘downward spiral’ through depression to suicide. As with Halo 5, the album was recorded at 10050 Cielo Drive, the site Sharon Tate’s murder by the ‘Manson family’ in 1969. The house was converted into a record studio that Reznor called ‘Le Pig’, referencing when Susan Atkins wrote ‘Pig’ in Tate’s blood on the front door of the house. While I was working on Downward Spiral, I was living in the house where Sharon Tate was killed.
By March 8, 1994, Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails cohorts finally released The Downward Spiral. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, bested only by Soundgarden's Superunkown in its opening week. But it didn't have a hot song right out of the gate.
It was released on April 17, 1995 as a promotional single from the album. The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Song in 1996, but ultimately lost to Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know".
My best guess is that Nine Inch Nails hit upon just the right amount of dance music content to gloss up his dire tunes without scaring off the homophobes. Reznor's dance leanings are constantly bubbling just under the surface of The Downward Spiral, and it nearly goes without saying that the breakout hit, "Closer", leaned a bit more obviously in that direction than most of the rest of the album. Of course, The Downward Spiral wasn't just opening my early-teen eyes to the wonders of blasphemy and extended remixes, but also to the joy of the concept album- in coordination with Melon Collie & the Infinite Sadness, 1994/5 was a bumper crop for thematic excess. Reznor might've gone off the art-rock deep end with The Fragile, an album I have absolutely no recollection of whatsoever, but The Downward Spiral still holds together, aided by a few musical reprises and its monochromatic lyrical content.
Nine Inch Nails has also contributed to numerous film soundtracks as well as the soundtrack to the video game Quake. Initial ambitions for Nine Inch Nails in 1988 were to release one 12-inch single on a small European label.
Band Name Nine Inch Nails. Album Name The Downward Spiral. Erscheinungsdatum 08 März 1994. Labels Nothing To Say (NTS) TVT Records Interscope Records. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen360.