Trent Reznor and company are currently touring with The Downward
Spiral, which turned out to be one of the big hits, surprise hits of
1994. Recently the band played in Montreal, where our friends at
Musique Plus (Much Music's sister station) caught up with Trent
Reznor and company.
[plays snippet from "Closer" where Trent is swinging in the air, to child
sitting in the chair]
Interviewer: You chose a difficult path with when you were making
TDS, it was very demanding technically and emotionally. Do you think
you will be going in the same direction for the next album?
Trent: It'll depend when I start to do it. But I'd like right now to make
a record that's going to be the opposite of that [TDS]. That's more
quick, and approach it from a different perspective. When I did The
Downward Spiral, I knew it would take a long time. It was a massive
project. It might be fun to try something that a bit more
spontaneous, and see what happens.
[plays snippet of "Happiness In Slavery"]
Trent still: The band I've assembled here I think is good and I am
looking forward to working in that capacity with them. Which is new
for me too.
Interviewer: You would like to involve them...
Interviewer: ...in the creative process.
[shot widens to show rest of band]*
Trent: Yeah, Chris can get coffee, Danny can wash my car, nahh, I'm
just kidding. Nahh, I respect these guys and this is a new band from
the last time we went out, and I got guys...I really respect, and so
I'm looking forward to it.
[ snippet of reptile from montreal show i assume, then woodstock
footage of band (well Trent) destroying keyboards ]
Interviewer: When you destroy your equipment on stage, what frame
of mind are you in?
Trent: I'm usually mad. If you seen our last show it's a genuine
frustration manifesting itself as anger. Things go wrong, stuff pays for
it. I ultimately pay for it. Equipment gets put out of commission.
Interviewer: And how can you still have that much anger inside of
Trent: It's my coffee!
Interviewer: [laughing] But in your songs you express a lot of anger.
Doesn't it make you feel better?
Trent: To get it out? Yah... [whole band laughs] I say that don't I?
[laughs again, even though it's a stupid joke]
[snippet of MotP, Trent singing "Doesn't it make you feel better, slams
*Notes from me...
Robin's hair is short and dyed blondish maybe sorta orangish...looks
err. different. Compared picture from Rolling Stone of the band, and
like we already know, Woolley was no where in sight... I could be
wrong though, so if anyone knows when Woolley left, and when the
Montreal show was...
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