What is your favorite NIN song and why?

hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,101
edited August 2017 in Other Music
Curious what NIN song you all like- no reason, tell me which one and why please.

Hard to pick just one, I am going to say LAST from Broken.  All the rage, guitar grunge, and industrial skank I fell in love with in the early 1990's.

How can you not like a song that talks about dressing up rotten carcases, seriously! 

Close second would be Suck from the same album.

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Chicago
3/10/94
7/11/95
6/18/03
5/16/06
5/17/06
Lolla 07
VIC 07
8/23/09
8/24/09
Wrigley 13
Wrigley 1 16
Wrigley 2 16
Wrigley 1 18
Wrigley 2 18
Moline 14
Milwaukee
7/8/95
6/29/06
6/30/06
10/20/14
East Troy
6/26/98
6/21/03
PJ20 1/2
Indianapolis
10/18/00
6/22/03
5/7/10
Wash DC 08
NYC MSG 1&2 08
St Louis 2010

Ed Milwaukee 08
Ed Chicago 8-22-08 & 6-28-11

Comments

  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,949
    I think I'll go with Perfect Drug. Great balance of the crunch of the DWS era but also forward thinking to the Post Fragile era of more electronics. 
  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,511
    Mine is two in a way, The Frail into The Wretched
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,949
    Oh shit, I forgot about The Great Below. Damn. Can I have two too?

  • Reptile.

    So dark. Who writes songs like that? Reznor is unrivalled.

    And then the Downward Spiral and Hurt follows it up.

    Exceptional artist.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • We're In This Together is pretty damn good too.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 16,881
    edited August 2017
    I'll shut up after this post for a while but this is crazy (synchronicity at its finest):

    This thread promoted me to play NIN... which I haven't jammed to in a while. Not even 20 minutes ago, while listening to The Fragile, my wife came in and plopped the vinyl Fragile I ordered back in December (it finally arrived).

    Crazy.

    By the way... No You Don't is pretty damn good too. Very hard to make 'favourite' selection.
    Post edited by Thirty Bills Unpaid on
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,101
    all great choices- wretched is a modern classic, reptile, the remixes are unreal....hell all the Downward Spiral remixes are amazing
    Chicago
    3/10/94
    7/11/95
    6/18/03
    5/16/06
    5/17/06
    Lolla 07
    VIC 07
    8/23/09
    8/24/09
    Wrigley 13
    Wrigley 1 16
    Wrigley 2 16
    Wrigley 1 18
    Wrigley 2 18
    Moline 14
    Milwaukee
    7/8/95
    6/29/06
    6/30/06
    10/20/14
    East Troy
    6/26/98
    6/21/03
    PJ20 1/2
    Indianapolis
    10/18/00
    6/22/03
    5/7/10
    Wash DC 08
    NYC MSG 1&2 08
    St Louis 2010

    Ed Milwaukee 08
    Ed Chicago 8-22-08 & 6-28-11
  • toolietoolie Posts: 158
    I'd say Gave Up. It was so heavy in 1992. I still can't help banging my head to it. 
  • ShynerShyner Posts: 1,226
    Something i can never have because i can't
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 6,043
    I love way too many NIN songs. Recently listened to PHM and Downward and forgot how Damn good every song is.

    I will say that Head Like a Hole is what got me in to them so it's my nostalgic favorite. March of the Pigs completely blew me away when I first heard it. Just an absolute onslaught of guitars and drums into a classic Reznor howl. Also like Piggy for the exact opposite reason. A quiet sinister Reznor delivery.

    My last favorite song is The Fragile. Absolute gem of a song on a masterpiece of an album.

    If I had to pick just one, it would probably be The Fragile because it captures the early NIN and the turning point for post 90's NIN.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,919
    Mr. Self Destruct

    In that song, it has all the elements I enjoy; aggression, anger, passion, energy, and it sounds like gears grinding (particularly since I'm a mechanical engineer and car guy).
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    2006 - Chicago, IL 1 & 2
    2007 - Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
    2009 - Chicago, IL 1 & 2
    2010 - Saint Louis, MO
    2011 - East Troy, WI 1 & 2 (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2012 - Atlanta, GA, Missoula, MT
    2013 - Chicago, IL (Wrigley Field), Dallas, TX, Oklahoma City, OK
    2014 - Saint Louis, MO, Tulsa, OK, Moline, IL (No Code, IL), Saint Paul, MN, Milwaukee, WI (Yield, WI)
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    2018 - Seattle, WA (Safeco Field 2), Chicago, IL (Wrigley Field 1 & 2), Boston, MA (Fenway Park 2)

    2012 - Temple of the Dog East Troy, WI (PJ20 Destination Weekend)
    2014 - Soundgarden Tinley Park, IL (with Nine Inch Nails)
    2014 - Alice in Chains Davenport, IA
    2016 - Chris Cornell Solo Madison, WI and Peoria, IL (official hometown show)
    2016 - Temple of the Dog San Francisco, CA (both shows)
    2018 - Smashing Pumpkins Chicago, IL (first show)

    RIP Andrew Wood, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, and Chris Cornell

    RIP Mom (may your star shine the brightest in the sky, our family loves and misses you very much, we'll meet again)

  • I think...



    Or


    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 31,434
    Wish, mainly it was the video that got me hooked on them for some reason. Saw it on MTV and i was entranced by it.  Not sure exactly why but i thought the video was really weird and cool at that time. 


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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,949
    As I've gotten older the full on rage-y NIN doesn't resonate with me like it did when I was half my age. Slower/more electronic NIN is what I'm about now. 

  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,525
    I'm sure I'm in the minority here but I love "A Warm Place."
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 9,140
    Wish, from the "Broken" EP is my favorite NIN song....it is a massive assault of guitar, drums and Trent's screaming!
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,399
    "Burn"

    Because fuck you!
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • Attaway77Attaway77 N/APosts: 1,670
    edited August 2017
    Just a great song...  This is the one I like to crank up... My stereo went out in my bronco and I would hang headphones on my rearview mirror so we could listen to this album... Good times....


    Post edited by Attaway77 on
    Dallas 7/5/98, San Francisco 7/15/06, 7/16/06, San Francisco 8/28/09 (OL) Bristow 5/13/10, New York 5/21/10, East Troy 9/3/11-9/4/11 (PJ20), Missoula 9/30/12, Chicago 7/19/13 (Wrigley), Pittsburgh 10/11/13, Buffalo 10/12/13, Baltimore 10/27/13, Dallas 11/15/13, Austin 10/12/14 (ACL), Memphis 10/14/14, St. Paul 10/19/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14, Denver 10/22/14, Fort Lauderdale 4/8/16, Miami 4/9/16, Hampton 4/18/16, Philly 4/28/16, 4/29/16, New York 5/1/16, 5/2/16, Seattle 8/10/18 (Safeco), Missoula 8/13/18
    Eddie Vedder - Berkeley 4/8/08, Austin 11/9/12, 11/11/12
    Temple of the Dog - Upper Darby 11/4/16
  • Attaway77 said:
    Just a great song...  This is the one I like to crank up... My stereo went out in my bronco and I would hang headphones on my rearview mirror so we could listen to this album... Good times....


    Awesome song!
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • Attaway77Attaway77 N/APosts: 1,670
    This one as well... It's just a beautiful song, simple as that..


    Dallas 7/5/98, San Francisco 7/15/06, 7/16/06, San Francisco 8/28/09 (OL) Bristow 5/13/10, New York 5/21/10, East Troy 9/3/11-9/4/11 (PJ20), Missoula 9/30/12, Chicago 7/19/13 (Wrigley), Pittsburgh 10/11/13, Buffalo 10/12/13, Baltimore 10/27/13, Dallas 11/15/13, Austin 10/12/14 (ACL), Memphis 10/14/14, St. Paul 10/19/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14, Denver 10/22/14, Fort Lauderdale 4/8/16, Miami 4/9/16, Hampton 4/18/16, Philly 4/28/16, 4/29/16, New York 5/1/16, 5/2/16, Seattle 8/10/18 (Safeco), Missoula 8/13/18
    Eddie Vedder - Berkeley 4/8/08, Austin 11/9/12, 11/11/12
    Temple of the Dog - Upper Darby 11/4/16
  • This song is pretty freaking awesome (I like this version too):


    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • Attaway77 said:
     My stereo went out in my bronco 

    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,725
    tbergs said:
    I love way too many NIN songs. Recently listened to PHM and Downward and forgot how Damn good every song is.

    I will say that Head Like a Hole is what got me in to them so it's my nostalgic favorite. March of the Pigs completely blew me away when I first heard it. Just an absolute onslaught of guitars and drums into a classic Reznor howl. Also like Piggy for the exact opposite reason. A quiet sinister Reznor delivery.

    My last favorite song is The Fragile. Absolute gem of a song on a masterpiece of an album.

    If I had to pick just one, it would probably be The Fragile because it captures the early NIN and the turning point for post 90's NIN.
    Head Like A Hole and March Of The Pigs are the first ones that sprung to mind for me too. MOTP is brutal live.
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  • Attaway77Attaway77 N/APosts: 1,670
    Attaway77 said:
     My stereo went out in my bronco 

    Ha!!!!! Yeah I don't think that bronco was playing my type of music at the time.. but who knows.. That's funny shit man...
    Dallas 7/5/98, San Francisco 7/15/06, 7/16/06, San Francisco 8/28/09 (OL) Bristow 5/13/10, New York 5/21/10, East Troy 9/3/11-9/4/11 (PJ20), Missoula 9/30/12, Chicago 7/19/13 (Wrigley), Pittsburgh 10/11/13, Buffalo 10/12/13, Baltimore 10/27/13, Dallas 11/15/13, Austin 10/12/14 (ACL), Memphis 10/14/14, St. Paul 10/19/14, Milwaukee 10/20/14, Denver 10/22/14, Fort Lauderdale 4/8/16, Miami 4/9/16, Hampton 4/18/16, Philly 4/28/16, 4/29/16, New York 5/1/16, 5/2/16, Seattle 8/10/18 (Safeco), Missoula 8/13/18
    Eddie Vedder - Berkeley 4/8/08, Austin 11/9/12, 11/11/12
    Temple of the Dog - Upper Darby 11/4/16
  • March of the Pigs. Best workout song ever. I haven't listened to them in a long time so is March of the Pigs like saying Betterman is your favorite PJ song lol; only popular stuff 
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