This is, of course, excepting my weakness for the
So going way way back, Nine Inch Nails released the album Pretty Hate Machine in 1989, which makes one of the defining albums of the 90s an 80s record. That's always odd to me, like one of my favorite Jane's Addiction songs, "Jane Says," was originally released in May 1987, the same week Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" was at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Isn't that weird? Maybe that one's just me. What else is weird is the label that NIN's groundbreaking record was on, the very independent TVT Records. TVT is short for TeeVee Toons, as in the people who brought you compilations of television theme songs in the 80s and 90s. I'm not really clear on what happened there but the Urban Legend I've always heard is that Interscope Records bought TVT Records just to get their hands on NIN. Whatever the truth of that is, Reznor is now with Columbia. Way back then, though, he looked like this.
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|T is for Trent who...what was I saying?|
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Anyway, so I like a lot of their early stuff and I know I should listen to their more recent work but I have a question. When, exactly, did this happen?
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