THE (ALMOST) COMPLETE NINE INCH NAILS PERFORMANCE OF THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL AT WEBSTER HALL
Not all of us were lucky enough to join Mr. Suarez at Webster Hall this past Sunday to watch Nine Inch Nails perform The Downward Spiral in its entirety as part of their farewell tour (Which I don’t really believe is a farewell tour anymore than the countless Ozzy or Rolling Stones farewell tours were really farewell tours, but whatever. I guess if anyone is cool enough to keep his word, it’s Trent Reznor.).
Luckily, this is 2009, and there are now bootlegs of the performance all-over the web. So I sniffed around YouTube and have constructed the Downward part of the concert as best I can (I didn’t seek out the other songs the band did ’cause, frankly, I’m just too lazy). A few exceptions: I could only find an abbreviated version of the title track, and can’t seem to find “I Do Not Want This” at all for some reason. So this will have to do.
Please join me now in living vicariously through some lucky fan’s cell phone camera…