Nine Inch Nailsís rockers choose Barcelona to begin their worldwide tour.
Translated By SERPENS
LUIS HIDALGO, Bacelona. Heís name is Trent Reznor, heís from Cleveland, United
States, and heads Nine Inch
Nails, a band consider the spear-head of the industrial sound, opaque rock, angular
and experimental. Heís since
thursday en Barcelona, preparing the debut of his new worldwide tour after three year
away from the stages.
Tonight itís the moment and in one lonely concert in Spain (Polideportivo del Vall
díHebron), Nine Inch Nails will
present ĎFragileí, its last and elaborated album: "If the realese of this album has taken
me three years itís because
the last tour lasted two years, it let me exhausted and I wasnít able to compose new
material". Has the waiting
been worth?; "for me, yes, Iím very proud of a disc that is over all those nonsenses for
quick consumerism that fill
the top lists. Once again Nine has delivered a difficult disc, full of challenges and with
marked attitude behind its
music. Once again, Iíve published subversive songs, wich has left me very satisfied",
he assured in Barcelona
hours before to initiate his world tour.
Reznor claims himself as a depresive guy and mentally unstable, a thing that his
appearance confirms. Pale as if
heís spent a night with Nosferatu, speaking almost in a whisper, dressed in dark
colours and with a general messy
look, Reznor explained: "I try to connect with the great public, who I have given a disc
that offers values different
than the normal ones. Yes, Itís a double and no commercial one, but I think that
makes evident a non-common
attitude, not habitual.". When he was asked about the reasons that impel him to
compose dense and dark songs
marked with shark sounds, Reznor Answered: "I search in my music what I like in the
music of the artists that
interest me. What I pretend is to make a music with (Ņmatices?), a music that
represents a challenge to those that
listen to it, discs that need more than one listening to undestand them".
So, itís not illogigal that today they arenít the first in the top lists "Of course not"
answered Reznor; "there I have to
compete with Backstreet Boys, and though my disc is a good one, it doesnít play in
its own ground".
The discoverer and producer of Marilyn Manson, a band that abuse of the common
place and the gloomy pose,
donít want to fall in the topics, and, when he was asked about how his live show was
like, he affirmed: "The
difference with others bands, itís that I donít want to make an evident show, but a job
that having visual quality
doesnít result evident, for that reason I involve myself in the design of the stages and
lights, and I spend all that
could be neccesary to get what I want. For that reason I think that when the tour finish
Iíll have to live in a
cardboard box because of all the money it has costed me", he joked.
Following that line, Reznor, that although trying to fly away from the topic has asked
black towels for the dressing
rooms, pointed: "We has prepared the disc so much, we have work a lot in the order
of the repertory and we have
cared so much about the details, that I have finished ruining my personal life,
tecnically it can be said it doesnít
The coordinator of the soundtracks from Lost Highway and Natural Born Killers, not
especially placid movies,
revealed that with the band that accompany him in this tour he has pretended "to fly
away from the agressivity that
characterized our old live sound, looking for more musicality and less sonorous
violence". Can we then conjecture
that Nine begin to care about the great market once they have gained the status of
mythical and crucial band in
the ninetiesí rock? "Itís not about that, itís only that I donít my music to reach only my
admirers, but everybody".
El PaŪs, the fourteen of November of 1999
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