Last year we searched the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and posted them to the site monthly. That was all well and good but this year RtBE is upping the ante with a show every week to celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Nine Inch Nails!
For the month of October we will be highlighting bands that will be playing this years Voodoo Experience, this is the first of our four entries. Nine Inch Nails plays on Saturday at 9:45.
We are starting off this series with a band/artist who lived in New Orleans and has roots in the community. This concert actually comes from a past Voodoo show that Trent played as NIN back in 2005 when proceeds went directly to hurricane victims.
We have always liked NIN at an arms length, and will probably not make it to their set at this years festival, but if they could guarantee a set list and playing like the one we are watching today we might switch our plans up, this is cooking! Reznor is emotional, fired up, and a more engaging front man then I have ever seen him be before.
The only downside is someone STUPIDLY decided to censor this performance, I am only guessing it was a TV broadcast and things were on delay, but I have no other reason why someone would decide to censor anything like this. That is surprisingly the only negative to this outstanding show...
It opens with an aggressive blast of the NIN that we dug back in the day "Head Like A Hole" but it is updated with a dramatic digital ending that soars. "Terrible Lie" continues the old power while "Closer" is pure industrial sexuality, and the guest appearance of Saul Williams is a bonus (the editing does stiffle things a bit). The fact they played the best song he created, "List Of Demands" is cool. Wow, did that album really come out in 08? Time is flying.
NIN gems like "Wish" "Suck" and "Hurt" make this a killer set...hmmm we may have to catch him on Saturday now after all...this show is damn good.
Pro Shot, Pro Sound, Stupidly censored...Enjoy: