March 7, 2014


13 Things You Didn't Know About Nine Inch Nails' 'The Downward Spiral'

#1David Bowie’s 'Low' Was a Major Influence

Trent Reznor raved about David Bowie's experimental 1977 release, saying it “was probably the single greatest influence on The Downward Spiral for me. I got into Bowie in the Scary Monsters era, then I picked up Low and instantly fell for it. I related to it on a song-writing level, a mood level, and on a song-structure level.” 

Reznor joined Bowie on tour in 1995, where they performed album closer “Hurt” as a bombastic duet.

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