Eraser - Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails - The Becoming - The Downward Spiral
On this day in music history: March 8, 1994 - “The Downward Spiral”, the second studio album by Nine Inch Nails is released. Produced by Trent Reznor and Flood, it is recorded at Le Pig in Beverly Hills, CA, The Record Plant in Los Angeles, CA, and A&M Studios in Hollywood, CA from Mid - Late 1993. Following Nine Inch Nails successful stint on the first Lollapalooza Tour in 1991, Trent Reznor will begin writing material NIN’s second full length release. Having gone through a long and ardous battle to extricate himself from his former label TVT Records as well as struggling with drug addiction, Reznor will channel his emotions and raw, aggressive energy of the band’s live performances into the new material. The follow up to the Double Platinum selling EP “Broken”, “Spiral” is a concept piece chronicling the “downward spiral” of a man, ending with his attempt at suicide. Part of the recording will take place in the home (10050 Cielo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA) that actress Sharon Tate and four others are murdered by the Manson Family in August of 1969. Not long after Reznor moves out of the residence, it will be demolished and a new home is built on the site. Reznor will keep the front door from the house as a souvenir. Spinning off two singles including “The March Of The Pigs” and “Closer”, it will be a commercial and artistic triumph, not only becoming Nine Inch Nails most successful release, but will also be regarded as a landmark Industrial Rock album. “The Downward Spiral” will debut at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and is certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA.
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