Nine Inch Nails Essays

  • Nine Inch Nails versus Johnny Cash

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    Which Version Of “Hurt” Would You Prefer? Nine Inch Nails versus Johnny Cash The song “Hurt” written by Trent Reznor and originally performed by his band Nine Inch Nails is a melancholy, haunting song. Nine Inch Nails’ version was recorded in 1994 and rerecorded and released by Johnny Cash in 2002. Each of the performers has a style, which some people would argue is at opposite ends of the spectrum of popular music; one is what is referred to as “Industrial Rock”, the other is country. Indeed

  • Nine Inch Nails 'Best Rock Song Hurt' By Johnny Cash

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    In 1995 “Hurt” was released by Nine Inch Nails on the album “The Downward Spiral”. The song was written by Trent Reznor and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1996. In 2002 Johnny Cash recorded a cover of that same song which quickly became an ode to his life and death. The two versions of the song, much like the artists who provide the versions, are completely different yet, still the same. The song takes on new meaning when performed by Johnny Cash, however, it still retains

  • Nine Inch Nails Case Study

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    celebrity who will be the subject of this paper will be Trent Reznor, the widely acclaimed musician and frontman for the band known as Nine Inch Nails. Though it is considered a band, Reznor is the only permanent member, the primary songwriter and performer, and it is widely considered that his “band” is primarily just him mostly alone working under the name Nine Inch Nails. The subject matter of his music alone is enough to warrant investigation and examination from the point of view of abnormal psychology

  • Marilyn Manson Influences

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    Marilyn Manson and The Shock Rock Effect on America Marilyn Manson is a shock rock and industrial rock band known for their gothic stage shows and controversial music during the 1990s and the 2000s. Discovered by Nine Inch Nails producer Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson produced extremely gothic industrial metal albums aimed towards young people who enjoyed trash metal, death metal, industrial rock, and grunge. This enabled the band to gain a cult following that eventually broke into the mainstream

  • Industrial Music

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    roll with evil and misery. The founder and leader of the industrial revolution is the band Nine Inch Nails. Most people do not classify Nine Inch Nails as a band though. The writer, producer, lead vocalist, keyboarder and guitarist of the band is Trent Reznor. For the past two years, Trent has been the artist of the year in Spin magazine and NIN has been the number two band of the year. In 1994, Nine Inch Nails was announced MTV's band of the year. This was a great honor because MTV spends most of it's

  • Holden Caulfield Psychology

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    on the album The Downward Spiral By Nine Inch Nails, released in 1994. The Downward Spiral tells the story of a man who psychologically breaks and begins a journey on a downward path to suicide, Hurt, the final song on the album, is his suicide note. Ultimately, feelings of worthlessness and the self destructive nature that Hold Caufield exhibits in the novel the Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger are akin to those Trent Reznor(lead singer of Nine Inch Nails) put into Hurt. Feelings of worthlessness

  • Government Censorship of Music Misguided

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    the sometimes-brutal reality of modern musical lyrics. Nirvana's song "Dumb" can show popular people how it feels to go through high school as a social outcast. The music of Garbage and L7 can give men a glimpse of the female mind. The music of Nine Inch Nails and the Gin Blossoms can take sane people on a trip through the mind of someone who is losing his (or her) sanity. Music can also help people, particularly those going through painful times (such as adolescence) to understand that they are

  • Trent Renzor's 'Hurt': Song Analysis

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    “Hurt” was originally written and performed by Trent Renzor of Nine Inch Nails on the album The Downward Spiral in 1994. This song narrates a life filled with consequences and regrets. Those regrets were drug abuse, getting old and the loss of family. “Hurt” has been recorded by many diverse artists, each artist trying to put their own emotions into the lyrics. Most artists who cover a song attempt to provide an impression on their interpretation while catching the original artist’s intent. The objective

  • Analysis of The Inquisitor's Argument in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

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    still love Thee... must exist for the sake of the strong." The Inquisitor states that the reason the weak cannot take the narrow road to Heaven is that they are afraid of freedom, that "they can never be free." Trent Reznor of the musical group Nine Inch Nails summarized the Inquisitor's view of humanity in "Happiness In Slavery." In the second verse, Reznor sings, "Slave screams! But he's glad to be chained to that wall!" The central argument that the Grand Inquisitor makes involves the temptation

  • "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"

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    The short story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula LeGuin's is a story about a joyous city with a small town feel, or is it. The story takes place during the Festival of Summer. Children ride decorated horses in races and are seen playing in the fields, in their bare feet. The day is sunny and bright with music filling the air. On the surface, Omelas appears to be a quite waterfront community with pleasant citizens “merry women carrying their babies and chatting as they walked” (512)

  • Amaze Me

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    I see you walking through town with your precious smile and your face that still shines way too much to be human, I can see your eyes shinning in the sun's light. I just don't understand how you can be so happy after everything that happened. I just can't understand how your eyes can shine so bright after all the hurt that you had to suffer. After all the hurt that we caused to each other. I guess i'm the only one so deeply hurt in the end. I thought that I saw hurt in your eyes the night everything

  • The Perfect Drug

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    The Perfect Drug Is money the perfect drug, a cure all pill that will take away all misery, anguish, and suffering; or is it an addictive depressant, sending us on the downward spiral towards death? The truth of life is that money lures us in with its appealing image, creates a dependency, and gradually rends us a soulless slave to it. “And I want you…” Almost all of America today is consumed by a need to attain great wealth, reputation, and worldly possessions. Everything is about

  • The Cold Equations Play Summary

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    Our group selected our play presentation on “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin. This play is about a girl named Marilyn who was ejected from the Stardust aircraft. Our group selected this play so we could create an exciting, interesting, and suspenseful alternative ending. We titled our alternative ending, The Slightly Warmer Equation because of the happier and lighter storyline that our play has in comparison to “The Cold Equations” dark and dreadful storyline. The reason we did this was so that

  • David Fincher Analysis

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    “Entertainment has to come hand in hand with a little bit of medicine, some people go to the movies to be reminded that everything’s okay. I don’t make those kinds of movies. That, to me, is a lie. Everything’s not okay.” - David Fincher. David Fincher is the director that I am choosing to homage for a number of reasons. I personally find his movies to be some of the deepest, most well made, and beautiful films in recent memory. However it is Fincher’s take on story telling and filmmaking in general

  • What Is The Suffering In The Giver

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    The novel, The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, closely relates to the song “Every Day is Exactly the Same” by Nine Inch Nails. The story takes place in a dystopian society that is stripped away from all emotion, color, music, and love. Of all the citizens, one person is selected to be The Receiver of Memory, whose responsibility is to hold onto all of the memories from the past. At a certain age, The Receiver will take on the role of The Giver, who passes down these memories to the new Receiver. To

  • Heavy Metal

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    Heavy Metal Heavy Metal’s popularity is and has been on the rise due to its many bands and increased guitar technology. Since the mid 1960’s, when heavy metal spread to the U.S. from England, it has grown in popularity. Many of the first bands that came from Europe came with two intentions; to spread heavy metal to other parts of the world, and to make it grow in popularity. (Ragland 1). Heavy metal is a form of rock ‘n’ roll music played on electric guitars and amplified to unnatural volume

  • My Nails-Personal Narrative

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    Here I am eight years old with three inch long nails. As I get off the yellow school bus, I thank my friend who is three years older than I am and pretend to love my freshly done manicure. I am glad that she took the time to give me some attention and do my nails, but if only we had more time, she could have cut them down to a more reasonable and acceptable size. Then, I suddenly get a feeling of regret. I have got this lump in my throat and with just seconds away from my house, I begin to cry. One

  • Essay On Carpenter

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    that delivers a sudden impact to an object. Hammers are hand tools used to drive nails, fit parts, forge metal, and break apart objects. Hammers vary in shape, size, and structure depending on their purposes. The three main hammers used in carpentry are: Framing hammer, trim hammer, and a Sledge hammer. The framing hammer is used for framing houses and other structures, the trip hammer is used for hitting trim nails into the trim without damaging it, and the sledge hammer is used when you need more

  • The Wright brothers invent the airplane

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    About one hundred years ago the planet earth was a much smaller place. On December 17, 1903 the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, made history when they took off in flight and invented the first airplane. This is how the planet earth began shrinking geographically making it easier and quicker to travel over long distances. Wilbur was the older of the two brothers by four years. Wilbur was born in 1867 on a farm near Millville, Indiana and Orville was born in 1871 near Dayton, Indiana. As youngsters

  • Building Yurts

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    the measuring tapes, the handsaw, the lumber, the one-inch bolts, the driller, and the pencil and paper in order to mark where does he need to make the holes. However, experienced carpenters stated that each wood lathe board for the khana needs to be drilled every foot, with a space of three inches between each little hole in order to build a lattice-like wall. Once having numerous lathe boards drilled, they need to be joined together with one inch bolts. Any interlacing or weaving should be avoided