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Albums Turning Twenty XII: Closure, by nine inch nails

- Saturday, November 25, 2017

3 February: David Bowie – Earthling
18 February: Lost Highway OST
3 March: Ulver – Nattens Madrigal
25 March: GWAR – Carnival Of Chaos
22 April: Ani Difranco – Living In Clip
20 May: Foo Fighters – The Colour And The Shape
30 May: Dimmu Borgir – Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
16 June: Radiohead – OK Computer
8 July: Emperor – Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
16 August: Mayhem – Deathcrush
30 September: Portishead – Portishead

25 November: nine inch nails – Closure

    The year 1997 was a big one for me both personally and socially. I was deeply involved in music, writing, and the arts, and my personal life was winding up in a crescendo of self-discovery and debauchery. That was twenty years ago and I am writing a little bit about each album on their release dates.

Today, we look at Closure, the double-VHS set by industrial rock and metal band nine inch nails…

 

 

nin - closure

    Closure is not technically an album. Closure is a double-VHS box set that nine inch nails released to close their industrial metal period. However, it affected and influenced me just as much as an album could and was pivotal to my time. The first tape is a documentary of their 1994-1996 Self-Destruct tour in support of the album the downward spiral. This tour was legendary for the time. Featured also are backstage clips of a Portrait Of An American Family era Marilyn Manson, on tour with NIN as the main supporting act, and a duet with legend, and mentor to Mr. Reznor, David Bowie. The second tape is a collection of music videos spanning from the earliest pretty hate machine singles through the broken ep, the downward spiral, some live cuts, and concluding with the capstone contribution, The Perfect Drug from The Lost Highway OST. Unfortunately, while it includes the broken music videos, it does not include the infamous broken movie, a legendary, official but technically unreleased, mock snuff film interspersed with the music video clips.

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